Dossier: Mediapolis on Coronavirus

Global reports on Covid-19 from June 2020.

Laura-Zoë Humphreys, Copying and COVID-19 in Havana, Cuba

In the first of our global reports on COVID-19, Laura-Zoë Humphreys shows how the disruption of person-to-person media distribution networks has affected urban sociality in Havana, Cuba.

Luis Costa, The Silent Hecatomb: Pandemic in Rio’s Favelas

Luís Costa discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on residents of the favelas in Rio’s divided city.

Hui Jiang, South Africa’s Wider Divide in the Disaster State

Hui Jiang discusses the tension between socio-economic rights and civil rights in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yang Zhan, Covid-19, Labor Mobility, and Care Work in China

Yang Zhan examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labor mobility, particularly for service workers, in China’s growing economy.

Francisco Foot Hardman, The Last Chronicle: From Peking University Students to the Indigenous Peoples of Alto Solimoes

Francisco Foot Hardman documents actions of solidarity from faculty and undergraduate students at Peking University to indigenous communities in Brazil.

Anan Zhou, China Under Lockdown: Social Media and Labor Conditions During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Anan Zhou examines the use of social media and labor conditions in China during the coronavirus pandemic.