Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in the Media

Mobile Event Menu

Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in the Media

19 Jun 2017
Singapore Management University (School of Law)
Singapore

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY:

The rise of fake news has become a pressing danger ​to modern societies. This timely two-day event brings together policymakers, news industry players and other stakeholders to explore concrete initiatives designed to fight the spread of misinformation in Asia.

From deliberate hoaxes created to cause mischief or make money, to media outlets re-circulating unverified or erroneous content, the misinformation ecosystem can take ​on ​many different faces. Often​, ​people may not even know they are being exposed to ​questionable ​facts.

News media, in cooperation with tech companies, universities, foundations and civil society, can turn ​this challenge into an opportuni​ty​​ to improve their journalism practices in the social media era, strengthening their credibility and ​serving their communities better.
 
The event will feature practical fact-checking projects from Asia and around the world, discuss what internet companies, journalism schools, government agencies and independent organisations are doing to improve media literacy and provide our societies with reliable facts to help lay the foundations of a constructive public debate.

Speakers

  • Professor of Corporate Communication Practice and Deputy Dean at SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business
  • Associate Professor, Coordinator of MSc (International Relations) Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
  • Google News Lab Lead, APAC
  • Managing Editor, The Straits Times
  • Iain Martin
    Asia Editor, Storyful, Hong Kong
  • Assistant Archivist, National Archives Singapore
  • CEO of InterVeritas Intl
  • Strategic Partnerships, Facebook
  • Foreign Editor, The Straits Times
  • Director, CrowdTangle Asia Pacific
  • Founder, Hoaxmap.org and fact-checker at Correctiv
  • Associate Opinion Editor, The Straits Times
  • Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law
  • CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
  • CNN Freelance News Anchor
  • Editor-in-chief, English/Malay/Tamil Media Group and Editor, The Straits Times
  • Chairman of the Media Literacy Council
  • Political Editor, The Straits Times
  • Senior Librarian, National Library
  • Director Asia, WAN-IFRA
  • Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star, Bangladesh
  • Associate Professor, Singapore Management University, School of Law
  • Lecturer, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, Hong Kong University
  • Managing Editor, News Strategy and Operations, Asia, Reuters

Topics

event_topic_field_collection

  • 1

    Various faces of misinformation

  • 2

    Fact checking initiatives

  • 3

    Partnerships for improving the digital news ecosystem

  • 4

    Media literacy

  • 5

    Legal and regulatory framework

Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in the Media

Contact 

Singapore Management University (School of Law)

Shariff