Professor Elda Brogi will speak at the conference “Securing the right to quality information. Securing fact-checking”, organised by the Barcelona Center for International Affairs. She will intervene during the panel dedicated to “Freedom of Speech and Media Freedom: Protection, (Self)Regulation and Pluralism”, addressing questions such as:
- What are the pseudomedia?
- How are press standards ensured?
- How can the freedom of the media be protected? Regulation or self regulation?
- How to protect fact-checkers from harassment and coordinated attacks?How is the relation of journalists and fact-checkers with tech platforms?
About the conference
Disinformation, conspiracy theories, hoaxes, cheap-fakes or deep-fakes; the information pollution evolves and new and stronger strategies are needed to deal with it. Journalists and fact-checkers have to work in a greater complex context, shaped not only by the boundless possibilities of Artificial Intelligence but also strained by political pressure, online harassmet or even judicial persecution.
This is a mutual learning activity on how to reassess the importance of truth and pluralistic environments, but also on how to ensure quality journalism and fact-checkers’s guidance and safety.
The aim of the conference is to connect fact-checking organisations, journalists and academia to share experiences and challenges.