Why Are Academics Supposed to ‘Tweet’ on Twitter?

The discussion that took place on the Twitter platform, in my opinion, was not just an empty ‘tweet’. Although this is an informal channel, it is enough to open the public’s view that this Twitter communication line impacts lay sentiments about academics and the world. Since I created a Twitter account last May 2009, the use of Twitter for ‘chirping’ and linking between friends has … Continue reading Why Are Academics Supposed to ‘Tweet’ on Twitter?

A Pandemic Playbook

Monkeypox: A new day, a new killer pandemic, right? Not exactly. Three biological danger signs can help us decide whether it’s time to sound the alarm or keep our cool. August 4, 2022 By Wendy Orent We don’t always know where pandemic threats come from, but we do know that, with nearly eight billion people on the planet, they’re always somewhere just beyond sight. We … Continue reading A Pandemic Playbook

How Science Fuels a Culture of Misinformation

We tend to blame the glut of disinformation in science on social media and the news, but the problem often starts with the scientific enterprise itself. June 2, 2022 By Joelle Renstrom On November 8, 2021, the American Heart Association journal Circulation published a 300-word abstract of a research paper warning that mRNA Covid vaccines caused heart inflammation in study subjects. An abstract typically summarizes … Continue reading How Science Fuels a Culture of Misinformation

Failing to deliver coherency: Indonesian government’s COVID-19 policy communication

Written: Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo The World Health Organization (WHO), through The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, declared the COVID-19 pandemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 (Li et al., 2020). During the last year, many countries have been struggling to curb COVID-19 infections by applying various policies, ranging from mobilising healthcare facilities to a stricter policy, such as … Continue reading Failing to deliver coherency: Indonesian government’s COVID-19 policy communication

The Challenge of Health Crisis Journalism During COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia

Written by Ilham Akhsanu Ridlo The World Health Organization (WHO), through The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee, declared the COVID-19 pandemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 (Li et al., 2020). During the last year, many countries have struggled to curb COVID-19 infections by applying various policies, from mobilising healthcare facilities to stricter policies like restricting human mobility … Continue reading The Challenge of Health Crisis Journalism During COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia