Event Information

Fake News Conference 2 | A Conference on Disinformation and Fact Checking

Event Date: 29 Nov 2020; Time: 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Venue: Online

Fake News Conference

About the Program

The Fake New Conference (FNC) aims to bring together 30 students and young professionals with policy and domain experts, and leading liberal thought-leaders to dialogue on the state of the media, the limits of disinformation, misinformation and fake news, and an in-depth practical workshop on fact checking.

The conference is conceptualised as an online, in-depth discussion, dialogue, and workshop on fake news and fact-checking. It provides participants with an opportunity to disentangle themselves from the distractions of everyday life to reflect on issues of fundamental and enduring importance. Participants will be expected to share their advanced understandings of the relationship between disinformation, public policy and regulatory frameworks, and personal freedoms and human rights to develop innovative ideas and approaches for bringing specific policy solutions to advance liberal perspectives in media regulation today.

Apply now to register for the 1-day workshop Conference on Fake News, organized by Centre for Civil Society in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF). The course will be entirely conducted online on Zoom and an e-certificate will be issued after all the conditions are fulfilled.

Application Details:

Applications Open:  21st October 2020
Application Deadline: 25th November 2020
Program Date: 29th November 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Course fee: Rs 500/- (the fee is payable upon selection and has to be made online)

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For any queries, please contact krish@ccs.in.

About the Sessions and Speakers

Session 1: Introduction to Fake News
Speaker: HR Venkatesh, Director, Training and Research, BOOM Factcheck

About the session: This 1.5-hour session will provide an exhaustive introduction to the concept of Fake News, contemporary debates surrounding it, why is it important to discern Fake News, and a glossary of terminology using interactive slides and activities. The objective of this session is to equip participants with a toolkit to granularly deconstruct fake news and comprehend its implications on society and public policy.

Session timing: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm


Session 2: Workshop on Fact-checking

Speaker: Nivedita Niranjankumar, Deputy News Editor (South), BOOMLive

About the session: The impact of disinformation and fake news on media institutions is a general loss of credibility of and trust in them. Journalists need to earn that trust back and need to continually work towards building trust in media. How can they do that? Fact-checking, which is becoming more and more prominent, can help in this effort. What tools and techniques do fact-checkers use to determine the legitimacy of a news story? This 2-hour session will provide a practical lesson – through screen-sharing – on what the tricks of the trade are. Once completed, participants will be equipped to fact check news stories for themselves!

Conference Schedule

 

 

Time

Session Name

Description

                                                November 30 2020

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

An Introduction to Fake News

An introduction to the concept of Fake News, contemporary debates surrounding it, why is it important to discern Fake News, and a glossary of terminology.

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm

Lunch break

02:15 pm - 04:15 pm

Workshop on Fact Checking

The impact of disinformation and fake news on media institutions is a general loss of credibility of and trust in them. Journalists need to earn that trust back and need to continually work towards building trust in media. How can they do that? Data Journalism, which is becoming more and more prominent, can both help and hinder in this effort. How can journalists use the Right to Information laws in India? And in what way can secret sources/whistleblowers be protected from retaliation?

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm

Closing and Way Forward

 

For any queries, please contact krish@ccs.in.