Digital News Report 2019: Every second citizen doesn’t trust the news media he/she uses

Only 49% of the sample in the Digital News Report 2019 trust the news media they use, reveals the most recent Digital News Report published on 12 June by the Reuters Institute in cooperation with the University of Oxford. Based on data from 75,000 online news consumers in 38 countries on six continents, the 2019 report focuses on trust in media and disinformation, models of payment, the impact of populism and the shift to private messaging apps. Trust in media is still diminishing The average level of trust in the news in general has fallen again 2 percentage points to…

Brazil Superior Electoral Court Seminar on Fake News and Elections

In 2018, the Advisory Council on Internet and Elections, instituted by the Superior Electoral Court on December 7th, 2017, fostered many activities related to the influence of internet over Elections, especially concerning the risks brought by fake news and the use of robots for spreading this kind of information. Those activities enabled the widening of Electoral Justice’s knowledge about the topic, helping not only to prevent but also to tackle the great problem of fake news spreading during the 2018 General Elections. Considering that balancing the phenomenon known as fake news is extremely complex in every branch of society, in…

EU-OEI Roundtable discussion on “Fake News”

Quinta-feira 16 de maio 2019 – 10:30-12:00 Auditório do bloco 3 (capacidade 250) Esta mesa redonda apresentará uma reflexão das atuais medidas da União Europeia sobre as Fake News, com uma mirada especial sobre a situação no Brasil, e, em particular, como este fenômeno atinge os jovens e como eles compreende-o e contrastam a propagação das notícias falsas nos vários meios de comunicação. 10:30 – 10:45 Abertura do evento Intervenção da autoridade da UniCEUB (a definir) Intervenção da Senhora Hilde Hardeman, Diretora do Instrumento de Parceria, Serviço Europeu para a Ação Externa, União Europeia 10:45 – 11:30 Mesa redonda sobre…

Russia: EFJ and IFJ voice concerns over new law on fake news and respect for State

The European and International Federations of Journalists (EFJ-IJF) today expressed serious concerns over the new Russian law on “fake” news and the “lack of respect for the state, the authorities, and society”, warning it is likely to have a chilling effect on freedom of expression in the country. The EFJ and IFJ urge the Russian authorities to review the legislation which came into force on 18 March and to give greater consideration to representation of the Union of Journalists of Russia (RUJ), an EFJ-IFJ affiliate. Under this law, the “flagrant” disrespect for the state, public authorities, official symbols and society…

First Draft ‘Collaboration Against Disinformation’ summit

First Draft is hosting three identical ‘Collaboration Againsts Disinformation’ summits, bringing together journalists, researchers, analysts and innovators from across Europe, to kick off a cross-border collaboration as part of our new CrossCheck International Initiative. Attendance at these events is by invitation only. First Draft is seeking representation from organisations who are interested in working together as part of a trusted and multi-disciplinary community that will provide proactive defence and rapid and effective response to the challenges related to information disorder. The initial focus of this network will be European elections over the coming months.

Journalists’ Debate: “Freedom of speech, it’s what I love, it’s what I understand”

The conference is organised by the Journalists Solidarity Foundation and the Polish Journalists Association (SDP). The conference title – Freedom (of speech) it’s what I love, it’s what I understand – quotes a well-known song by the popular Polish rock band of the 1990s to highlight that freedom of speech is not just a theoretical concept. We need to cherish freedom in order to be able to stand up for it when jeopardized, whatever the dangers. This was the case in Poland and in other countries which had been subjected to Russia for several dozens of years. Communism had fallen but we…

Conférence: Ingérences et désinformation à l’aube des élections européennes

Le Secrétaire général de la FEJ, Ricardo Gutiérrez, intervient dans le cadre de cette conférence organisée par l’Institut Jacques Delors, à la Fondation Gulbenkian, à Paris. “Les propagandes informatiques et les ingérences en ligne sur les élections sont des menaces pour la tenue d’élections libres et justes et pour la légitimité du processus démocratique. Depuis les élections européennes de 2014, de nombreux scrutins ont connu des tentatives d’ingérences au sein des débats, parmi lesquels peuvent être mentionnés le référendum pour le Brexit, les élections aux Philippines, aux États-Unis, au Brésil ou encore en Italie. Les responsables de ces propagandes numériques…

Conference: The Challenges of European Journalism

Italian MEP Isabella De Monte is organising the event “THE CHALLENGES OF EUROPEAN JOURNALISM” which will be held in Brussels at the European Parliament, room ASP 3H1, on Tuesday, November 27th from 15:00 h to 17:00 h. Fake news is one of the biggest challenges facing the media today. The authenticity of information has become an issue affecting the society and our democracy, both for printed and digital media. On social networks, the reach and effects of information spread occur at such a fast pace and so amplified that distorted, inaccurate or false information acquires a tremendous potential to cause real…

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