Years active: 2020-present
Disinformation, fake news and propaganda are emerging as among the most powerful threats of the modern age. Facilitated by new forms of media and spread by governments and non-state actors alike, these potent tools have far-reaching consequences for human rights and media freedoms around the world.
IWPR’s global networks of reporters, activists and rights defenders are working to document, expose and build resilience to this growing danger.
Latest on the infodemic
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Innovative TV format helps dispel fake news and fear-mongering around the virus.
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Mombasa reporter describes how solid research and frank conversations can combat Covid-19 disinformation.
Experts say that both PCR tests and vaccine certificates can be easily forged at home or bought online.
Training focuses on producing appealing content while upholding international standards of reporting.
How local journalists are working to stop radicals exploiting the pandemic as a recruitment tool.