Freelance Journalists Risk Lives and Livelihoods Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
from Columbia Journalism Review
Johannesburg-based freelance journalist Yeshiel Panchia was on his way to cover a story about a local developer who had found a way to keep his wage laborers employed during South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown by letting them live on the construction site so that they didn’t have to leave “home” in contravention of strict rules. As Panchia was leaving, he was stopped by police, who had been tipped off about the project.
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