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World Forum for Democracy 2019: Call for initiatives

Deadline: 24 May 2019
Strasbourg, France 29 April 2019
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World Forum for Democracy 2019: Call for initiatives

Organisations/institutions worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting an initiative aimed at changing the way people receive and process information. These initiatives should be able to share evidence about efforts that have led to the creation of best practices and new approaches to countering disinformation, while offering a sustainable and ethical solution.

Examples of possible initiatives and their challenges (non-exhaustive):

  • Freedom of expression and quality journalism
  • Investigative journalism
  • Initiatives to fight disinformation with innovative methodology
  • Fostering cooperation between organization and initiatives working on the issues of information and democracy
  • Social media and Hate Speech
  • Protection and safety of journalists
  • Women journalists and discrimination/harassment online
  • Social media and fake news
  • Ethical standards and good governance on media
  • Artificial intelligence as a weapon against disinformation
  • Empowerment and support of local journalism
  • Media and ethical journalism
  • Digital literacy: education against disinformation
  • Media and artificial intelligence
  • Education, training and awareness-raising on the use of social media and new technologies

Submissions should be made by answering the questionnaire in the appendix and sending it to forum_democracy@coe.int by 24 May 2019. The World Forum Task Force will select the most interesting and relevant proposals in June 2019.


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Deadline: 24 May 2019