The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa to promote media excellence in the sub-region. Scheduled for October 17-19, 2019 in Accra, Ghana, this year’s event, focusing on the theme: Social Media, Fake news and Elections in Africa, will explore the impact of the rise of misinformation, disinformation and fake news on elections in Africa.
Deadline: 16 September 2019
Seminar Applications are open for the 12th annual ASEF Journalists’ Seminar (ASEFJS12) which will take place in Madrid, Spain from December 13th to 14th, 2019. ASEFJS12 will explore how a trust-based approach to reporting can be adopted and strengthened by news media organisations and journalists.
On May 28-29, GFMD’s Anne Marie Hammer and Justine Marchal attended the EU DisinfoLab’s annual conference. Key experts presented the emotional and psychological mechanisms behind public susceptibility to disinformation, introduced research and findings related to the recent European election campaigns, and discussed viable options for regulation both nationally and internationally.
31 January 2019 – Stirling, Scotland
Following MisinfoCon summits in Boston, London, Kyiv and Washington DC, Hacks/Hackers Scotland are teaming up with Mozilla to offer a full-day unconference around misinformation and ‘information disorder’.
29 January 2019 – Brussels, Belgium
The EU Commission is holding a conference in Brussels, Belgium, tittled “Countering Disinformation: Towards a More Transparent, Credible, and Diverse Digital Media Ecosystem.”
7 December – Toronto, Canada
Join the McLuhan Salons series and the Reuters Philippine correspondent, Manny Mogato, for a presentation on: “Journalism under attack: The phenomenon of fake news and challenges of accountability in the new media” in which he discusses the spread of fake news in the Philippines and how this undermines the news media’s role.
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Scientists play a crucial role in connecting science and scientific thinking to many audiences, and communications training can help scientists prepare for a myriad of interactions.
15 November – Washington, D.C.
We know that behavior science can be used to the spread of misinformation and disinformation. Join Media Impact Funders for a webinar to learn how funders are trying to stop it.
24 October – London, UK Hosted by Mozilla and Hacks/Hackers, Misinfocon 5.0 will help take important strides in both exploring the global implications of misinformation as well as identifying methods of fighting it.
21 September – Zurich, Switzerland
The presentation will offer no easy answers to the issue of “fake news”. The speaker will argue that how we engage with its challenges increasingly defines how we perceive the world around us, and what it is or becomes.
Deadline 30 September 2018
The International Center for Journalists is accepting applications on a rolling basis for their TruthBuzz Fellowship. TruthBuzz is looking for full-time Fellows to work in newsrooms in India, Indonesia, Nigeria and the United States.
The Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation was announced on 12 April 2018 at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. The Council will come together around the core issues of information sharing, innovation, collaboration and co-ordination of initiatives.