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African Journalists Condemn Western Media Outlets For Using Black People's Images For Monkey Pox

The world is currently living through a pandemic that was discovered in the year 2020 and made its way around the world, which resulted in so many people's normal lives changing. Many have also lost their lives due to this virus. Now the new normal around the world is people getting vaccinated and walking around with masks covering their noses and mouths on a daily basis to avoid the contraction of this virus. Many

are starting to get used to this new normal. Another disease that seems to be affecting people across countries has also been reported. This disease is known as monkey pox. The first case was reported in the UK. Health professionals are still investigating whether the disease is contagious and if it might find its way across the world like the coronavirus. While people are still shocked by the Monkey Pox disease, western media outlets have been reporting about it. But what left many upset, especially in Africa, was the use of images by European media outlets.

The outbreak of monkey pox has been reported in Europe and has not reached African shores yet. The foreign press association of Africa shared a post on Twitter condemning the use of black people's images by European media outlets when reporting about the monkey pox disease. The Foreign Press Association of Africa stated it is disturbing that these media outlets use stock images of black people in order to give people an idea of what the disease looks like. It has also been stated that no skin or race should be on the face, instead they should use microscope images of the disease.

It has also been stated that these media outlets should use other images when showing the monkey pox disease. The disease has so far been reported to spread through skin-to-skin contact.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.insider.com/monkeypox-african-journalists-condemn-media-over-images-of-black-people-2022-5%3famp

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