UN chief on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (17 May) Information technology can be a beacon of hope, allowing billions of people around the world to connect. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these connections – with loved ones, with schools and colleges, with workplaces, with healthcare professionals and essential supplies– are more important … Read more UN chief on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2020

Face masks could change ‘human communications’ amid Covid-19 fears

Face masks in public transport is now compulsory in France as many countries, in order for people to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus, but this might change our social interactions. “Its is creating a new mode of communication, but it also is a symbol of fear”, Jonathan Metzl, psychiatrist and … Read more Face masks could change ‘human communications’ amid Covid-19 fears

Earthquake rescue drill uses 5G technology for the first time

China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region used 5G technology for the first time in an earthquake emergency rescue drill. The drill was held just before May 12, China’s 12th national day for disaster prevention and relief. A 5G emergency communication vehicle was deployed near the epicenter. It shortens the network delay from 150 to 200 milliseconds … Read more Earthquake rescue drill uses 5G technology for the first time

Joseph Nye: A crucible of leaders in pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global trade, cross-border investment, global supply chains and globalization is alarming and sobering. In tough times, what’s the role and essence of leadership? What have we learned from history about communication and cooperation? What’s the next step for relations between China and the U.S.? Bearing all these questions … Read more Joseph Nye: A crucible of leaders in pandemic

Search for Virus Origin Heats Up With WHO Seeking China Mission

The World Health Organization is considering a new mission to seek the source of the coronavirus in China, amid growing controversy over the origin of a pandemic that has killed more than a quarter of a million people. “Without knowing where the animal origin is, it’s hard to prevent it from happening again,” Maria Van … Read more Search for Virus Origin Heats Up With WHO Seeking China Mission

Face masks for the deaf: Covid-19 creates communication challenge for the hearing impaired

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … How to lip read when everyone’s face is hidden behind a mask? that is the challenge facing deaf people across the world as the Covid-19 pandemic makes face masks a part of daily life. The answer could … Read more Face masks for the deaf: Covid-19 creates communication challenge for the hearing impaired

Trump Skips Face Mask at Honeywell Mask-Making Plant

When President Donald Trump finally left his White House quarantine Tuesday to tour a plant in Arizona that makes protective equipment, he declined to wear a mask, something he’s been reluctant to do since the outbreak began. During a tour of a Honeywell plant making N95 respirators for health-care workers, the president donned safety goggles but no face covering, … Read more Trump Skips Face Mask at Honeywell Mask-Making Plant

Minority Communities Will ‘Get Hit Much Harder’ if States Reopen Too Soon: Besser

Dr. Richard Besser, who was the acting director of the CDC in 2009, is now leading a multi-state coronavirus task force in New Jersey to reopen the state’s economy. He said ending social distancing is going to result in more cases of Covid-19. “The concern I have is, I haven’t seen any state that’s laid … Read more Minority Communities Will ‘Get Hit Much Harder’ if States Reopen Too Soon: Besser

PM Jacinda Ardern on human behaviour, death stares and Helen Clark | nzherald.co.nz

PM Jacinda Ardern’s communication style has been praised internationally, including by the World Health Organisation. Just how did Ardern manage to persuade New Zealanders into docility? Full story: https://bit.ly/2z3JQkx Subscribe: https://goo.gl/LP45jX Check out our playlists: https://goo.gl/Swd249 Like NZ Herald on Facebook: https://goo.gl/tUC4oq Follow NZ Herald on Instagram: https://goo.gl/oLicXe Follow NZ Herald on Twitter: https://goo.gl/Wi6mbv

Covid-19 Pandemic Likely to Last Two Years, Report Says

“Covid-19 pandemic is not finished,” Professor Didier Houssin, who chairs the emergency committee on coronavirus. He said several recommendations were made to the WHO, including developing strategy guidance for a safe return to normal passenger travel. The coronavirus pandemic is likely to last as long as two years and won’t be controlled until about two-thirds … Read more Covid-19 Pandemic Likely to Last Two Years, Report Says

Chinese medics talk about their anti-virus cooperation with counterparts abroad

Zhang Wenhong, director of Center for Infectious Diseases, Shanghai Huashan Hospital said at a press conference on Thursday that all the medics in China have been in constant communication with their counterparts abroad to help them prevent and treat COVID-19. #COVID19 #coronavirus Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Chinese medics talk about their anti-virus cooperation with counterparts abroad

El Salvador Under Fire for Treatment of Inmates After Prison Murders Spike

Human rights groups condemned the President of El Salvador after videos and photos were released on April 25 showing prisoners stripped to their underwear and forced to sit in lines packed next to one another during a search of a prison in Izalco. Further videos show prisoners said to be gang members being locked into … Read more El Salvador Under Fire for Treatment of Inmates After Prison Murders Spike

UN Secretary-General on Youth, Peace and Security – Security Council Open VTC

The UN shared Secretary General António Guterres’ opening remarks on outh, peace and security during the Security Council Open VTC. Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on youth, peace and security during the Security Council Open VTC. “I welcome this opportunity to present my first report on youth, peace and security.Since … Read more UN Secretary-General on Youth, Peace and Security – Security Council Open VTC

Communication technology hindering diplomatic efforts of UN

The coronavirus pandemic is making global diplomacy more complicated. For the first time in its history, the United Nations Security Council has been meeting remotely. But those sessions have been plagued by technical difficulties. Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor James Bays reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more Communication technology hindering diplomatic efforts of UN