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Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 3

Nazima Raghubir


In this episode, we explore the challenges of covering COVID-19 with Nazima Raghubir, a Guyanese journalist.

Presented by Immunization Advocates, Community Conversations on Vaccines explores issues related to vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries through interviews with close-to-community professionals, including health workers, journalists and researchers.

Imagine this: you are a journalist covering your country’s election, and the COVID-19 pandemic breaks out. How would you continue to do your job well while keeping yourself and your family safe?

In this episode, we explore those very challenges with Nazima Raghubir, a Guyanese journalist and president of the Guyana Press Association. Vince Blaser and Francesca Montalto talk to Nazima about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her and the stories she tells, the importance of working with health workers and public health officials to communicate effectively, and the importance of equitable media coverage and dissemination of information for indigenous persons and migrants.

Full transcript (English)

To stay up to date with Nazima’s work, follow her on Twitter @nazrag, visit and watch her recent crime documentary.