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African Media Aims to Educate

George Putic | Voice Of America   in 
August 23, 2014

While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease – using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. .

The World Health Organization says the current Ebola outbreak is the worst in history and will probably continue to spread for months through Western and Central Africa.

Most of the cases have occurred in remote villages, where people rely mostly on radio and television for the news.


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