7 November 2019 - 9.00-11.00 - ROOM ... - Interpretation: FR/EN

Our societies are increasingly aware of being exposed to disinformation, fake news or propaganda. We are ever more concerned about the authenticity of information in the digital age. One in two internet users say they are subjected to fake news. Some individuals and groups seem better equipped to cope with the phenomenon, due to the education, media literacy or exposure to alternative media sources. How can we build resilience in the societies to fight disinformation? From teenagers to adulthood: how can we raise awareness about media, social media, information sources and their traps? What tools do we have to help fact-checking?

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Media and Information Literacy Card Game, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Thailand

The card game “Media and Information Literacy (MIL)”, developed by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Thai Media Fund (an independent organization funded by the Thai Parliament to promote media literacy), encourages young players (from primary to high school students) to take a critical approach to media. The game aims to raise awareness among young students about the media they consume and create. Our approach is to provide training to primary and high school teachers believing that those trained teachers would use our card games in their classrooms to raise awareness about media and information literacy to their students.

Presenter(s)

DUSADEEISARIYAKUL Pimrapaat

Pimrapaat DUSADEEISARIYAKUL

Programme Manager for The Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Thailand

Pimrapaat Dusadeeisariyakul is known for an innovative idea to provide social innovation. Since 2011, she has been developing games to engage with Thai citizens. Her games on democracy and human rights have been translated into different languages. She continues to develop tools for social transformation. She is Thailand team’s Programme Manager for The Friedrich Naumann Foundation. In 1999 she obtained her doctorate degree in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom and in 1993 her master degree in International Politics from the University of Aberystwyth, United Kingdom.

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Co-Inform Co-Creating Misinformation Resilient Societies, Spain

The Co-Inform project aims to contribute towards the goal of tackling misinformation on social media by focusing on a trans-European, multidisciplinary effort targeting three main key stakeholder groups: policymakers, journalists and citizens. Co-Inform consortium partners strongly believe that researching both the technological and behavioural aspects of this phenomenon is necessary to develop tools that will have a real impact on society. To do so, the project aims at developing tools that will provide stakeholders with easy access to fact-checked information, helping them make better-informed decisions which constitute the foundation of any democracy.

Presenter(s)

RODRÍGUEZ-PÉREZ Adrià

Adrià RODRÍGUEZ-PÉREZ

Public Policy Researcher at Scytl Secure Electronic Voting

Spain

Adrià Rodríguez-Pérez is a Political and Legal Analyst specialising in Civic Technologies. He currently holds the position of Public Policy Researcher at Scytl Secure Electronic Voting and is an Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He leverages more than eight years of professional experience in the field of elections gained in the international public sector (Council of Europe, AECID), private, as well as in research and academic institutions. Adrià graduated with Highest Honours in Political Science and holds a master’s degree in international Relations. He is a PhD candidate on Electoral Law and New Technologies at Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

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