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Empowering the Truth Global Summit

Status: Closed

  • Training & education

Organisation: International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)

Deadline: 02/03/2023

Location: Global

Registrations are now open for journalists, fact-checkers, and students across six regions of the world for the Empowering the Truth Global Summit. Every Tuesday in March, interested individuals are invited to focus on a pressing challenge: How to present and share factual content so that it takes off, undercutting fast-spreading disinformation.

The Empowering the Truth Global Summit offers a series of weekly training sessions tailored for participants in Central and West Africa, Central Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, North America, and South and Southeast Asia. Participants will learn skills to help them amplify the reach of reliable facts and be eligible for funding to pursue groundbreaking multimedia projects that make facts go viral.

Expert trainers with regional knowledge will lead 1.5-hour classes for participants in Arabic, English, French, Hungarian, or Spanish, depending on the region. Each region will also have classes tailored to the region on the following topics: audio/podcasts, video, content design, strategic communications, and audience engagement.

All sessions will be online, except in Central Europe, where the event is going to happen in-person, in Budapest.

The summit kicks off in February with keynote talks on the anatomy of disinformation in each of the target regions. Following the summit, participants who attend at least three of the five sessions will be eligible to apply for grants and mentorship to develop innovative multimedia projects that break new ground in spreading factual information.

The trainings are being organized by ICFJ’s Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting (Americas, Middle East, and Africa), the Center for Independent Journalism (Central Europe), and BoomLive (South/Southeast Asia).

Empowering the Truth is part of Disarming Disinformation, run by ICFJ with lead funding from the Scripps Howard Foundation, an affiliate organization of the Scripps Howard Fund, which supports The E.W. Scripps Company’s charitable efforts. The three-year project will empower journalists and journalism students to fight disinformation.

To learn more and apply, please click here.

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