Asian Fact-Checkers Network Conference 2024 in the News

By June 5, 2024 Media Feature

Held across 2 Days on 23 and 24 May 2024, the inaugural in-person Asian Fact-Checkers Network Conference brought together participants from diverse sectors, including fact-checking organisations, academia, civil society, and media organisations, to address these pressing challenges. Held over 2 days, the conference provided a platform for robust dialogue, knowledge exchange, and strategic planning aimed at enhancing the effectiveness and sustainability of media literacy and fact-checking initiatives within the region.

The conference featured expert panels and collaborative sessions that explored the multifaceted nature of misinformation and disinformation and the innovative strategies required to combat it. Participants delved into topics ranging from the impact of election interference on the democratic process to the ethical considerations of fact-checking in politically charged environments. Through these discussions, the conference underscored the importance of cross-sector collaboration and the need for adaptive approaches in the ever-evolving information landscape.

By convening a global network of fact-checkers, researchers, and advocates, the conference highlighted the collective efforts necessary to safeguard truth and promote informed public engagement. This report synthesises the key insights, challenges, and recommendations that emerged from the conference, offering a comprehensive overview of the current state of fact-checking and a roadmap for future initiatives.

Check out some of the local media coverage of the 24 May session below!


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