Session 1 of Media and Journalism track of 3rd Virtual Global WHO Infodemic Conference
2 December 2020 14:00 â€“ 16:00 CET
World Health Organization (WHO) and BBC Media Action and Internews,are pleased to invite you to participate in the media and journalism track of the 3rd Virtual Global WHO Infodemic Conference entitled â€œWhole-of-Society Challenges and Solutions to Respond to Infodemics.â€ The WHO defines an Infodemic as â€œan overabundance of information â€“ some accurate and some not â€“ occurring during an epidemic, making it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when it is most needed.
The objective of the conference is to bring together all segments of society to find a truly multi-sectorial approach to managing Infodemics. Your media and journalism experience is needed to help â€˜repairâ€™ and â€˜prepareâ€™ the mediaâ€™s response to the Infodemic. No matter your role in the media industry, your opinion can help shape the future of journalism during the next pandemic.
Topic: The Challenge: Infodemics & the Media â€“ learning from the past
Date: 2 December 2020 14:00 â€“ 16:00 CET
Your participation in this session will help identify challenges and lessons learned from the 2020 Infodemic.
Part 1 (14:00 â€“ 15:00 CET) is a roundtable discussion between global leaders in media and journalism.
Hussein Al Sharif, Maharat Foundation (Lebanon)
Imogen Foulkes, Geneva Correspondent, BBC (Switzerland)
Asha Mwilu, Founder and editor at large at Debunk Media (Kenya)
Palagummi Sainath, Peopleâ€™s Archive of Rural India (India)
Moderator: Ida Jooste, Internews
Part 2 (15:00 â€“ 16:00 CET) will include invitation only â€œRepair Cafeâ€ breakout sessions. Participants (you) will be randomly chosen to participate through separate calendar invites.