About the Organisers
Centre for Civil Society is a non-profit think tank based in New Delhi. The Centre was founded in 1997 by Dr Parth Shah, former Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. It operates as an independent research and educational organisation.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, is a German foundation for liberal politics, related to the Free Democratic Party. Established in 1958 by Theodor Heuss, the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany, it promotes individual freedom and liberalism.
About the Conference
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.
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.
Rs 500/- (the fee is payable upon selection and has to be made online)
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
How to Register?
Interested participants can register for the conference through this link.
Nov 18, 2020
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