Southeast Asia: Strengthening Resilience & Building Technical Skills
Years active: 2018-2022
IWPR’S Strengthening Resilience and Building Technical Skills programme in Southeast Asia helps journalists, social media activists, CSOs, community and religion-based groups understand, identify and combat disinformation. We receive funding and technical support from the US Department of State.
IWPR’s wider work in Southeast Asia includes building resilience against disinformation; reporting on marine sustainability and security as well as on private sector investments and economic development; and explaining the value of regional and international institutions such as the ASEAN. IWPR also helps journalists and CSOs build technical skills such as media safety and security, social media audience building and data visualisation to better inform their audiences on highly complex issues around disinformation.
Fighting Fake News in Southeast Asia
IWPR supports partner NGOs in an innovative range of responses to the pandemic.
Cambodia: Making Social Media Work for Journalists
Training focuses on producing appealing content while upholding international standards of reporting.
“I will apply the training to my community, especially rural women, so that they can practice thinking critically about the information they receive.”
IWPR Trainee from Surabaya, Indonesia
Training Opportunities & Counter
IWPR Southeast Asia offers training opportunities to Southeast Asian journalists, media outlets, social media activists, and civil society organisations to build knowledge and skills in combatting disinformation in the region.
Here is the list of our ongoing and upcoming training opportunities. They are held online given Covid-19 restrictions, but we hope to hold face-to-face sessions when the situation improves:
- Community Resilience and Skills Building Training Against Disinformation
- Media Safety and Security Training
- Training on Building and Engaging Social Media Audiences (Basic Course)
“This is precisely why we need to know how disinformation works and how to fight it. We have to fight it with facts. A major instrument to do this is good journalism (and information literacy).”
Rowena Paraan IWPR trainer
Cambodia: Combatting COVID-19 Misinformation
Radio call-in show unpicks fake news and conspiracy theories around the virus.
“There is no technological fix to disinformation. It takes a community, it takes a country to fight it.”
Dr. Ma. Diosa Labiste University of the Philippines