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The importance of messaging for COVID-19. What can we learn from messaging against Sorcery Accusation Related Violence?

14th April 2020

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Miranda Forsyth is an Associate Professor at RegNet and also a Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. The broad focus of Miranda’s research is investigating the possibilities and challenges of the inter-operation of state and non-state justice and regulatory systems.

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Drawing on key findings from their four-year collaborative research project on how communities respond to fear relating to misfortune in selected PNG communities, RegNet’s Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth, PNG National Research Institute’s(NRI) Fiona Hukula and Divine Word University’s Philip Gibbs, present six points that are relevant for COVID-19 messaging for PNG.

‘During times of crises’, the authros stress ‘minimising fear and stopping stigmatisation of others is key to helping individuals, communities and government workers overcome crises’.

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