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Sensationalist coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic spreads fear and is unhelpful. Getty Images

South African front-page stories about COVID were sensationalist and unhelpful

The majority of front page reports were negative in tone, seeing very little possibility for individual agency and self-efficacy. This can amplify public anxiety and fear.
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Brits abroad: stereotype or media hype?

The antics of ‘Brits abroad’ continues to fill copy in tabloid newspapers but it’s more about titillation than genuine moral outrage.

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