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Monday, August 28 • 18:00 - 19:30
Tools for Truth: Global media in the digital age (Free Sydney Ideas event)

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Forget what you think you know about fake news. Our neighbours in Asia have been dealing with fake news, lies and propaganda for years. More recently, the same technology and social media platforms that have enabled political participation and social change have become a battleground for “weaponised” internet warriors to spread misinformation. And sometimes the perpetrators are governments themselves. Our global panel will discuss how citizens, journalists and publishers are fighting back with fact-checking, verification, data-driven reporting and collaborations across borders.



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Moderators
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Aim Sinpeng

Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Dr Aim Sinpeng’s research interests centre on the relationships between digital media, political participation and political regimes in Southeast Asia. She is particularly interested in the role of social media in shaping state-society relations and inducing political and social... Read More →

Speakers
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Matt Davis

Videojournalist, ABC TV Foreign Correspondent
Matt Davis has worked as a multi-skilled journalist/producer/cameraman throughout the world’s metropolises and backwaters. Currently based at the ABC's Foreign Correspondent, Matt's recent work includes the AACTA and Walkley Award nominated documentary #BlackLivesMatter, interact... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →
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Siddharth Varadarajan

The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a Founding Editor of The Wire (www.thewire.in), India's leading independent news and analysis site. He was earlier the editor in chief of The Hindu newspaper. A trained economist, he taught at New York University before joining The Times of India as a leader writer in 1995. As a reporter, he has covered the NATO war against Yugoslavia, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq during post Gulf War sanctions, and the Kashmir problem. He was one of the few international journalists to visit and write about Afghanistan during Taliban rule. His 2002 book Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy, was the first book-length account of the anti-Muslim violence that took the lives of 1500 people in the Indian state. He has taught journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, and has been a Poynter Media Fellow at Yale University. He is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in... Read More →



Monday August 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:30
Sydney Uni Law School Foyer Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney