Rayuwa Da Korona: How two local radio stations are responding to COVID-19 in Kano State

Arewa Radio and Freedom Radio, two stations with large audiences in Kano State, actively combat misinformation and false rumors about the coronavirus. The stations run programming that builds trust and confidence between the public and health officials. They engage local religious leaders, who are very influential in the area, provide forums for listeners to ask questions of experts, and air programming in local languages with titles such as “Demystifying COVID-19” and “Eradicating COVID-19." Although they try to make programming widely accessible, some want content available online and in infographic form.

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