World Forum for Democracy 2019: Call for initiatives

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Organisations/institutions worldwide are invited to express their interest in presenting an initiative aimed at changing the way people receive and process information. These initiatives should be able to share evidence about efforts that have led to the creation of best practices and new approaches to countering disinformation, while offering a sustainable and ethical solution.

Examples of possible initiatives and their challenges (non-exhaustive):

  • Freedom of expression and quality journalism
  • Investigative journalism
  • Initiatives to fight disinformation with innovative methodology
  • Fostering cooperation between organization and initiatives working on the issues of information and democracy
  • Social media and Hate Speech
  • Protection and safety of journalists
  • Women journalists and discrimination/harassment online
  • Social media and fake news
  • Ethical standards and good governance on media
  • Artificial intelligence as a weapon against disinformation
  • Empowerment and support of local journalism
  • Media and ethical journalism
  • Digital literacy: education against disinformation
  • Media and artificial intelligence
  • Education, training and awareness-raising on the use of social media and new technologies
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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia