Letdown in Lockdown Webinars
Hundreds of mediapersons lost their jobs in the wake of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. In response to this situation, the NWMI launched an initiative aiming to provide support and solidarity to beleaguered colleagues in various ways. As part of this effort, from end-May onwards, the network began a series of open to all webinars on a range of topics, ranging from how to cope in such a situation, legal options available to those affected, freelance opportunities, and how to set up a start up in the current environment. The well-attended webinars evidently fulfilled a felt need among media professionals. Speakers included experienced individuals from across the media landscape, legal experts and others.