Nairobi, 02 April, 2020 / 8:11 am (ACI Africa).
With the global pandemic of COVID-19 receiving unrivalled news media coverage, a Bishop in Kenya has challenged personalities behind “all the channels of communication” to strive to tell stories that give “hope and preparedness” rather than despair.
“I appeal to the mainstream media, the social media and all the channels of communication to go all the way to assist the public as effective vehicles of information and sensitization. The media should be the source of hope and preparedness, and not despair,” Bishop Joseph Obanyi said Wednesday, April 1 in Nairobi.
The Kenyan Bishop who chairs the Commission for Social Communication of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) encouraged media houses to get united in promoting measures that will help contain the virus.
“I am appealing to the media fraternity and their solidarity to do everything possible to stop the spread of the Coronavirus,” the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Kakamega diocese said.
He was presiding over the launch of Ukweli TV, a Catholic Online media that is expected to stream content through YouTube and Facebook.