Wednesday, February 12th, from 06:30 p.m., Room 1.01, Bush House (SE), Strand, London, WC2R 1ES
The emergence of so-called ‘alternative media’ and social media increasingly being relied on as a means to obtain information is subject to much debate in the Western hemisphere. Meanwhile, citizens of authoritarian regimes such as the Philippines and Turkey have to rely on social media and ‘alternative media outlets’, as traditional media outlets are often mouthpieces of propagandist governments.
How does the changing nature of the media affect freedom of speech in the world, and who should citizens turn to for information? What is the responsibility of journalists, media outlets and governments in ensuring both freedom of expression, as well as factuality? How do we fight disinformation in the new media age? And, who has the authority to decide what is real news, and what is fake news?
Jodie Ginsberg – Chief Executive at Index on Censorship.
Kemal Goktas – Journalist at Reuters Institute.
Dr Peter Busch – Senior Lecturer at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London
Meera Selva is the Director of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, the Independent and Handelsblatt Global.
Deborah Pout will be chairing the event. She is the founder of the Oxford Media Network, in addition to being a Communications Specialist and Middle East Analyst.
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