MISINFOCON LONDON

23 October 2019 – London, United Kingdom
MisinfoCon is a global movement focused on building solutions to online trust, verification, fact checking, and reader experience in the interest of addressing misinformation in all of its forms.

WEST AFRICA MEDIA EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE AND AWARDS (WAMECA) 2019

17 October 2019 – 19 October 2019 – Accra, Ghana
The West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards (WAMECA) is an initiative by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) to promote media excellence in the sub-region. WAMECA is a two-part event: a Conference and an Awards ceremony for journalists. This year’s event will be held under the theme: Social Media, Fake News and Elections in Africa.       

WEST AFRICA MEDIA EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE AND AWARDS (WAMECA) 2019

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.

GFMD ATTENDS EU DISINFOLAB CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS

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.

JOURNALISM UNDER ATTACK: LECTURE IN TORONTO 2018

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.

ICT – PUBLIC TALK ON AL AND FAKE NEWS

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.