The weeks and months to come will be difficult. It is our time to shine.
First published in March 2020.
These are strange times we are all living through.
Now more than ever, we journalists have a duty to inform people with real stories, and stop the spread of fake news about the Coronavirus – which the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently rightly called Infodemic. It is a question of public health. Because people are dying. Every. Day.
At a time when people don’t feel they can fully trust their own government, either because of errors of communication, or because they are not perceived as transparent enough, it is our time to shine.
At [PMP] we have chosen to keep real stories, expert analyses and quality opinions away from paywalls, and free for everyone, because without a functionning opposition we must also ensure ordinary citizens can trust their government has their best interest at heart.
Since 2016, fake news, alternative facts, and dubious claims have made reporting news more challenging than ever. [PMP] works hard every day to offer our readers an accurate, fact-based journalism with truth and decency at its heart. We are working every day to offer you a trusted source of unbiased information.
As the virus continues to spread, there is nothing more important to us than the well-being of our readers and our team. That’s why we have put together a large number of articles, studies, and analyses written by experts [available to read here] and created a page on our mobile app [available to download here] with articles, live maps and stats.
Everywhere in the world people are now facing the terrible possibility to see their partners, children, parents, grandparents, friends or work colleagues infected and suffering from this new virus.
We are all in this together because we are all connected to each other.
To save lives, we must now all stay at home, and let the health professionals, doctors, nurses, specialists, do their jobs risking their own lives every day. They are our heroes today.
Let’s give them space, let’s give them some precious time to deal with patients in hospital who so very badly need it right now.
Key workers are also our heroes right now. They go to work to keep the nation going. They too risk their own lives by going to work. They really are KEY to the success of this world war against the coronavirus.
We must recognise and salute EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. THEM.
Please remember these three simple rules we can all follow and which will help NHS workers save lives, and Key workers participate to the national effort every day:
1. Stay home.
2. Social distancing. Limit your social contact, no kissing, no handshaking.
3. Wash your hands regularly and properly. Also cough or sneeze in your elbow.
Your granddads were sent to war for years.— J.N. PAQUET 🖊️ (@jnpaquet) March 17, 2020
You're asked to stay home for a few weeks, a few months.
They started the fight on the beaches of Normandy.
You can start yours sitting on your sofa.
They fought to protect everyone's freedom.
You can protect everyone's health.#StayHome
The weeks and months to come will be difficult. Just remember: We are all in it together.
During that time [PMP] will be by your side as the unbiased and reliable source of information on the coronavirus you know we are. With your feedback, your engagement, and your precious support, we will keep on building today tomorrow’s journalism throughout these pandemic times.
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The need for credible news is more relevant now than ever before to keep our readers fully-informed on the Coronavirus and future political decisions.
More than ever at [PMP] our mission is to provide our readers with a FREE political public service with fact-based information, and expert analyses and advice.
We will continue. We will fight. We will win.🔷