Headlines
  • COVID-19: France Reports 441 Coronavirus Deaths in Most Recent 24-Hour Period
  • COVID-19: Spanish Prime Minister Reportedly Extends State of Emergency as Cases Rise to 124,736
  • COVID 19: New York State Reports Record 10,841 New Cases, 630 Deaths
  • COVID-19: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Pregnant Girlfriend Carrie Symonds Has Coronavirus, Making a Recovery
  • COVID-19: These Type of Viruses which May Cause Illness in Animals or Humans
  • COVID-19: Most Common Symptoms: Fever, Tiredness, and Dry Cough: Some Effected Persons May Have Aches,Pains, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose, Sore Throat or Diarrhea
  • COVID-19: Infectious Disease Caused by the Most Recently Discovered Coronavirus
  • COVID-19: People Can Catch the Disease from Others Who are Infected:The Disease can Spread from Person to Person through Small Droplets from the Nose or Mouth which are Spread When a Person with COVID-19 Coughs or Exhales
  • COVID-19: Only Wear a Mask if You are Ill with COVID-19 Symptoms (Coughing) or Close Contact With Someone Who May Have COVID-19: WHO
  • COVID-19: Regularly and Thoroughly Wash Your Hands with an Alcohol-Based Hand Rub or Wash Them With Soap and Water WHO
  • Coronavirus Total Cases: 1,125,755 Total Deaths 61,777, Recovered: 229,601, Most Effected Countries: Deaths in Italy:15,372 Spain:11,744, United States: 7,826 Iran:3,452, Netherlands:1,487, Mainland China:3,322, France: 6,520 Germany: 1,275 UK:4,313 Netherlands 1,341, Belgium:1,143

Month: October 2019

October 31, 2019

Germany: 30 Years After the Fall of...

Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall fell, ending the divide between the communist East and the democratic West. The fall of the wall symbolized the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe imposed by the Soviet Union after World War II. It also paved the way for the re-unification of Germany so that today, what was once East Germany, is now part of Western Europe. But right wing parties are gaining strength in former East Germany, threatening the country’s stability

Rohingya Children in Camps Sufferin...

The children’s rights group, Save the Children, says a high number of Rohingya refugee children are suffering from severe mental health problems

News America

More details from the Pentagon on the bold U.S. military raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Video and images released late Wednesday show the daring assault….Washington’s Kennedy Center opened an unusual exhibition within the walls of its new art space – a collection of paintings by former president George W. Bush

Drug Addiction Rises in MyanmarR...

In Myanmar’s Kachin State, eight years of conflict and displacement has caused some civilians to turn to drugs as authorities struggle to control and rehabilitate heroin and amphetamine addicts, both in the refugee camps and cities across the state~VOA NEWS 0

Tibetan Man Detained After Praying ...

Thubten Pema Lhundrub, a recent graduate from school, was detained on May 14 in Qinghai province’s Kangtsa (in Chinese, Gangsha) county after offering prayers to Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader on behalf of a friend who had recently died, a source living in the region told RFA’s Tibetan Service

Gunmen Critically Injure Philippine...

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines noted that Caballero serves as president of the Sultan Kudarat Task Force on Media Security. Sultan Kudarat is a province in the Soccsksargen region of Mindanao.

Kazakhstan’s Mysterious Media...

Journalists covering Kazakh protests in recent months have encountered interference from masked men blocking their cameras with umbrellas. The identity of these low-tech media-jammers isn’t clear, but they seem to have no trouble with the police

October 30, 2019

RSF Calls for Release of Chinese Jo...

Huang was arrested on October 17 in his home province of Guangdong on charges of “stirring up quarrels and causing unrest” , a vague motive often used by the regime against journalists that can be worth up to ten years. from prison

Good News

After falling in love with flying her drone, a young videographer searched for a community of other female drone flyers—but couldn’t find one….South Africa is home to one of the world’s top rugby’s teams, the Springboks. It’s also home to Africa’s only national league of wheelchair rugby, the only full-contact Paralympic sport

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Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus: 
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition

Follow WHO guidelines www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes ,organizations or individual.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources  then it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Don't rely on social media messages that the lockdown will last for more than 3 months. Check any related information only on Government Web Portals and social media platforms of various Government Agencies.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

www.boomlive.in

www.altnews.in

https://check4spam.com

https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

www.factcheck.org

www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they are developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Follow Official Websites

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