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Thursday, November 16 • 15:45 - 17:00
Fact-Checking: Best Practices

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With misinformation reaching epidemic levels, fact-checking organizations have sprung up to take the lead on debunking false claims while providing factually-based report. We've brought some of the best in the business to talk about how they do their work -- Argentina's Chequeado, Africa Check, and Germany's Correctiv, which has worked as part of a project with Facebook to stem fake news.

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Yoi Tateiwa

Executive Editor, Seeds for News Japan
Yoichiro Tateiwa is Executive Editor of Seeds for News, a nonprofit investigative journalism in Japan. He is also the co-founder of Factcheck Initiative Japan, the first organization solely conducting fact-checking in Japan. He promoted the first fact checking project on the G... Read More →

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David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
CORRECTIV is Germanys first non-profit investigative newsroom. David Schraven leads CORRECTIV as publisher. After spending time at taz and Süddeutsche Zeitung he worked as a freelance journalist in the business and North Rhine-Westphalia departments of the Welt-group. While working as a guest journalist for Time Magazine, David was in New York on September 11th when the towers fell. He also founded the political blog... Read More →
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Kate Wilkinson

Senior Researcher, Africa Check
Kate Wilkinson is a senior researcher at Africa Check. She joined the continent's first fact-checking organisation in July 2013. | | Her focus is fact-checking claims about education, crime and sexual violence on the continent. | | She heads up the organisation's radio... Read More →
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Laura Zommer

Executive director and editor in chief, Chequeado
Laura Zommer. Executive and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is a board member of IFCN, International Fact Checking Network; part of the Advisory Board of Sembramedia, a nonprofit organi... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

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