The Power of Data – Misinformation

The Power of Data – Misinformation

Jul 23, 2020
03:00 pm to 05:30 pm
  • Online

The webinar aims to raise awareness on the importance of how data reporting, media literacy, citizen journalism, research and public engagement plays a large part in protecting populations most at risk whilst countering stigma, racism and xenophobia driven by mis/disinformation.

Speakers range from respected academics in the fields of dis/misinformation, United Nations Communications leaders and award-winning journalists & organisations.


Prof Myria Georgiou, Department of Media & Communications, London School of Economics (LSE)
Media Representations of Migration: Narrating the Migrant as Voiceless Victim or as Threatening Perpetrator

Amina Yuguda, Broadcast Journalist & BBC World News Komla Dumor Award Winner
Influencing Change Through Storytelling

Antonia Battaglia, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission
Misinformation & Disinformation’s Impact on Representative Structures and Constituents

Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach, UN Global Communications
Communicating Human Rights

Dr Jane Suiter, Director of Insitute for Future Media & Journalism (FuJo)
The Empowered Citizen - Digital Tools and Challenges

Tom Felle, Head of Journalism & Communications, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Media Literacy, Verification and Data-Driven Journalism

Maria Teresa Ronderos, Colombian Journalist, Board of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (GABO) Foundation & Director of CLIP
Combatting Migration-related Misinformation

David Lubell, Founder of Welcoming America & Founding Director of Welcoming International
Shrinking the Gap Between ‘Host’ and ‘Other’


Lalini Veerassamy, Chief of Mission, IOM Ireland



Leonard Doyle, Head of Media & Communications Division, IOM Headquarters, Geneva

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This is the second webinar of the series "The Power of Data". Watch the first webinar The Power of Data - A Focus on Migrants