The FFS Show 40: What are the misconceptions about Govanhill? 5

The FFS Show 40: What are the misconceptions about Govanhill?

Ali is back with semi-regular co-host, Paul Dobson, to dissect one of our fact checks.

This week, we look into a claim by Scottish Labour leader, Anas Sarwar, about NHS waiting times.

Then Ali speaks to, Rhiannon Davies, about how misinformation in Govanhill, one of Scotland’s most diverse neighbourhoods, led her to set up Greater Govanhill Magazine .

The area is part of first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s constituency, and regularly appears in mainstream media articles in Scotland and beyond.

Rhiannon also takes us through a new collaboration taking place between Greater Govanhill Magazine and The Ferret, looking at health inequalities.

Listen to episode 40 of The FFS Show podcast here.

Show notes:

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