Covid-19 Exclusives: Journalists are Also Essential Workers during Times of Crisis

loading “This is a new situation for all of us – being on the streets, reporting on an unknown and an unseen enemy,” says Zaim.

You read it here first!We are pre-publishing features on Covid-19 slated for our May 2020 issue.So stay in, stay safe and enjoy free access to Penang Monthly's e-Archive during Malaysia's Movement Control Order. EVER SINCE THE World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a global pandemic, Zaim Aiman Ibrahim, a Penang-based journalist for The Malaysian Insight, has found himself stopped at an increasing number of police roadblocks – both in Penang Island and on the mainland – when on his way to meet with informants (and keeping to the practice of social distancing), many of whom are government officials and healthcare workers. ...

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