ASIAN FACT-CHECKERS NETWORK CONFERENCE

In an era where Mis/Disinformation has become a pervasive threat to public discourse and democratic processes, the role of fact-checking has never been more critical.
The recent Asian Fact-Checkers Conference 2024 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.

 

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We currently have members in six countries in the region, spanning India, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and of course Singapore, and these include fact-checkers, academics, and commercial organisations. We are aiming to continue growing the network throughout Asia and to ramp up efforts to exchange expertise, experience and best practices to ensure that fact-checking survives, thrives and keeps pace with the evolving threats of misinformation and disinformation.