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Pandemic discourse
A previous official definition (and widely used unofficial one) required "simultaneous epidemics worldwide with enormous numbers of deaths and illness." Severity – that is, the number – is crucial,
Fighting infodemics
T o know the terms of engagement, let us first define the term. “Infodemics” is the plural form of infodemic, a portmanteau of information and epidemic coined in 2003 (Rothkopf, 2003, para. 2). In
Realities of repression, intricacies of assertion
Amid the contagion of media repression, the antidote is collective assertion. In commemorating World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2020, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “urged ...
The lowdown on lockdowns and crackdowns
D ue to the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and other government-imposed restrictions are happening worldwide. Based on the ongoing research project of Hale et al. (2021), Eritrea, Lebanon, Greece,
Bodies and biases
Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and with them come certain concerns and biases. Body image concerns transcend geographical boundaries even if there are cross-cultural nuances (Chen & Jackson,
Unrest for the rest without rest
P erhaps it is unacademic to start with the word “perhaps.” Doing so implies uncertainty, a “mortal sin” for academia that demands precision and decisive action. The uncertainty, however, is real.