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Tools to support journalist during COVID-19

Science Media Centre Malaysia aims to support journalists covering the COVID-19 pandemic by creating and collating resources to help you improve your reporting on the health crisis. 

Feel free to use our content and adapt it to your reporting. If there is any specific request for resources, including reaching out to experts, or to provide us with feedback, email us at any time at


SMC Malaysia organises a series of webinars to connect journalists with scientists and health professionals to provide support in responding to pressing issues related to COVID-19. You can view our latest webinars below or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Journalists’ resources for covering COVID-19

We are compiling resources to help journalists cover the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly changing information that is emerging on this topic. This list will be updated as more resources become available:


International Journalists’ Network

Poynter Institute

Ethical Journalism Network

Journalists Resource

Collection of research papers related to COVID-19

Collections of papers

Summary reviews


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