Southeast Asia: Contact Tracing A COVID-19 Hoax

Remember the COVID-19 hoax claiming that alkaline foods can protect you from the virus? This feature, which does ‘contact tracing’ of its viral trail across countries and languages, shows that as challenging as fact checking is, the work must continue.

Vaccine for Misinformation? Good Journalism

Misinformation and disinformation around COVID-19 continue to thrive, but Malaysians also have more trust in traditional media compared in recent years.

IN NUMBERS: THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

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COVID-19: No Words Needed

This set of posters, contributed by Vientiane-based artist Khamhou Phanludeth, brings home the message that in times of chaos, it is human connection that makes all the difference.

Life in Self-Quarantine – A Snapshot

COVID-19 appears to have passed its peak in China, more than two months after it took over global headlines. But life remains far from normal in the Chinese capital Beijing.

COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: The Numbers

Numbers are important, as well as context. Click here to view data visualisation charts around the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. A Reporting ASEAN collaboration with Yvonne Chua. 

COVID-19: Tracking Testing in Southeast Asia

The issue of COVID-19 testing seems to be on everyone’s radar. This set of charts tracks two types of statistics that tell a much more contextualised story – the total number of tests done as reported by the governments of 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well the number of tests in proportion to their population sizes. Updated every week. Data visualisation by Yvonne T Chua.

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Southeast Asia: Contact Tracing A COVID-19 Hoax

Remember the COVID-19 hoax claiming that alkaline foods can protect you from the virus? This feature, which does ‘contact tracing’ of its viral trail across countries and languages, shows that as challenging as fact checking is, the work must continue.

Southeast Asia: Six Tips for Unpacking COVID-19 Numbers

Tired of pandemic stats? COVID-19 is not leaving anytime soon, so here are six tips to help you find your way through the swirl of pandemic figures – and make more informed decisions in these uncertain times.

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COVID-19 Disrupts the Philippines’ Migration Story

The Philippines, the world’s top exporter of labour, is seeing group after group of overseas workers return after losing their jobs in the wake of the economic shock dealt by the COVID-19 crisis. The country has never seen anything like this in its 50 years of experience in labour exports. How will the pandemic change migration? Johanna Son of Reporting ASEAN reports in this Q&A chat.

COVID-19: Tips for A Saner Digital Diet in Viral Times

Infodemic. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, online spaces in Southeast Asia have become a petri dish of deafening ‘noise’ and filth on steroids, into which fear-based behaviour sinks comfortably. But in the end, using online spaces involves personal responsibility, and cannot be passed on to Big Tech.

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