This is a short clip for teaching purposes. Nicolas Zannettos is the Chief Editor at Alpha TV, Cyprus. Will we forget the experts that have guided us throughout this pandemic once we no longer need them? How should we deal with coordinated disinformation campaigns? Is the anti-Christ involved in covid-19? Matteo Bergamini talks to Nicolas about being an editor during the pandemic, bot networkers, fake accounts and how a new generation of journalists, sensitive to accuracy and objective journalism, helped change the media landscape in Cyprus. Nicolas also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.

Media Minded mini audio clips give teachers classroom friendly audio to help teachers and students explore the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each mini audio clip focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed, perfect for class-based activities or teacher CPD. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.

Presented by Matteo Bergamini
Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.

This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.