On March 23, the UNESCO Colloquium Journalism under fire: challenges of our time, featured lively debates from leading scholars journalists, and representatives of social media companies and media development organizations to discuss the contemporary challenges to journalism. Topics ranged from the rise of identity politics, to threats to business models, responses to the spread of “fake news”, the role of social media platforms, and the importance of journalism training and media and information literacy.
Introduction by Mr Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO
Sub-session on “Fake news”
Moderator: Maaly Hazzaz, UNESCO Programme officer
Mr Serge Schmemann, The New York Times, USA
Ms Evangelina de Bourgoing, Director of Programmes, Global Editors Network
Ms Ginna Lindberg, Head, Foreign News, Swedish Broadcasting, Sweden
Ms Verashni Pillay, Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post, South Africa