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Behind the numbers: How the media covered COVID-19 in an information lockdown

By Yared Tsegaye Unfamiliarity, limited information, and official obstacles have made reporting on the pandemic an uphill struggle for Ethiopian journalists. Spending five nights inside a quarantine center in Addis Ababa, journalist Haimanot Ashenafi had one of the most eventful experience of her life, leading her to make some serious observations. Last May, she was quarantined after learning tha…

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