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The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation announced at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

13 April 2018
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Perugia, Italy (12 April, 2018) - The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight

Misinformation was today announced at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia,


The Council has been founded by the Ethical Journalism Network, European Broadcasting

Union, Global Editors Network (GEN), Global Forum for Media Development, Online News

Association and the World Editors Forum within the World Association of Newspapers and

News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). These organisations represent hundreds of broadcasters

and publishers across the globe and they will unite on this single issue to facilitate realistic,

practical and workable solutions to build trust in media and fight misinformation.

Across the world, newsrooms and journalists have been on the front lines in the fight

against misinformation and the preservation of trust in media — not just for months but for

decades. They have solutions because they wouldn't have survived without them, but

those ideas rarely get heard, let alone have the chance to be merged with other ideas from

people in similar situations.

The Council will be non-political and will come together around the core issues of

information sharing, innovation, collaboration and co-ordination of initiatives and

ownership of our own narrative in the wider ecosystem.

The first action of the Council is to work together on a repository of resources and map

initiatives from across the industry to better inform the global journalism community of

ongoing efforts regardless of size funding or location. This repository will be added to

through the strong networks and memberships of the founding Council members as well

as public submissions.

The next stage of the Council’s activities will be to connect individuals, organisations and

initiatives from across their respective networks with anyone who could add to or benefit

from them. Also, awareness of complimentary work or initiatives will allow funding to go

further and avoid unnecessary duplication from within the community.

For more information please visit where you can learn more about the

mission of the Council, view the proof of concept repository, submit additions and sign-up

for updates.