BBC launches daily one-minute video bulletin to discuss coronavirus
BBC News Africa has launched daily one minute video bulletin for the discussion of ravaging coronavirus.
The broadcast will be done in West African languages such as in Afrique, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba at 6pm GMT with each video aimed at showcasing the two top stories with one being a fact-check video.
They will give valuable tips and also dispel disinformation about Covid -19.
“All BBC languages in West Africa- Afrique, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba are demonstrating our dedication to journalism that serves our audiences with Covid 19 in 60 seconds,” Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, Head of West Africa languages, BBC World Service said.
“It’s a daily one-minute fact-checking video that busts the myths around Coronavirus and gives our audiences useful, educative information they can use as they continue to keep safe at a time like this.
Covid-19 in 60 seconds is the best of BBC journalism that we believe our young audiences will find engaging captivation and useful in their daily lives,” Ogunseye said.
According to BBC, the bulletins will be made free to BBC partner radio stations around the world and will be available on World Service language websites.
With information changing on a daily basis the videos will offer the audience short curated educational content at a time when everyone is looking for news they can trust.
Audiences can also follow the live map of cases across Africa with extensive coverage and updates across all of the BBC World Service’s 42 language services as the Coronavirus extends into more countries around the world.