From Cambridge Analytica to voter manipulation in the 2016 US Presidential election; from alleged Russian interference in the Brexit referendum to the growing influence of bots on social media, and a surge of conspiracy theories around Covid-19 circulating around the globe, seemingly no-one is now immune.
Covering Covid 19
A discussion on the unprecedented challenges when it comes to covering the global pandemic in terms of accurately reporting a complex and fast-moving story. Covid 19 poses a unique set of challenges; to interpret the scientific data, tell the human stories, counter conspiracy theories and hold political leaders to account.
The Alt-Right in Global Politics
Who is behind the Alt-Right movement and what do they want? Are they gaining an outsized influence on global politics? Join us for a panel discussion, analysing the varying impact the movement has had in the US and across Europe, as well as the increasing splinter groups straying from the umbrella of the Alt-Right, and what this means for the future of the movement.
“Post-truth” and fake news: what about the rest of the world?
It is the news media’s major preoccupation – how can journalists best serve audiences in a world riddled with misinformation and ‘alternative facts’, and when the President of the United States makes baseless claims and labels accurate reporting as “fake news”? We will discuss how journalists new to these challenges learn from reporters elsewhere in the world who contend daily with misinformation and state hostility. This event, held to mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, will bring together journalists from a selection of countries to discuss these issues and explain how they are dealing with the “post-truth” environment.