If you want to know more about the online course “Behavioral Change Communication during outbreak response”, click on the questions below and read the full interview of Thomas Abraham, JMSC Director of Public Health Communication.
This web based resource on health communication material and risk communication training materials curated by the Public Health Communication programme at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. The materials range from posters for common diseases to videos and brochures from health agencies in the Asia It also contains news [...]
News reports on suicide that did not comply with WHO media guidelines were prevalent in the Chinese press in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Guangzhou, a study by Dr KW Fu, Research Assistant Professor at JMSC, Prof YY Chan, JMSC Director, and Professor Paul Yip of Hong Kong University has found. Many studies have been devoted [...]
The risk of new disease causing agents passing from animals to humans ( as has happened in the case of SARS and other newly emerging diseases) needs to be addressed through a participatory form of risk communication that involves local communities, rather than the traditional “top-down” messaging that imposes solutions on communities, argues a new [...]
One of the first projects of the newly funded risk communication research and training centre at JMSC is the writing of a risk communication strategy paper for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN body which is charged with promoting agriculture, food production, and defeating hunger. The paper will look at how communication can [...]
The Reporting Health and Medicine course for MJ students got off to a quick start this semester, as students learnt how to understand and interpret research studies published in medical journals, one of the main sources of medical news. After grappling with the differences between observational and experimental studies, between absolute and relative risk, and [...]