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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 General... Read More →

Speakers
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David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
David Schraven leitet das Recherchezentrum correctiv.org als Publisher und inhaltlicher Geschäftsführer.Nach Stationen bei der „Tageszeitung“ und der „Süddeutschen Zeitung“ war er zunächst als freier Journalist für die „Welt“-Gruppe im Wirtschaftsressort und im Ressort... 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 and television... Read More →
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Laura Zommer

General Director, Chequeado
Laura Zommer is General Director of Chequeado, the first fact checking organization in Argentina, Latin America and the Global South. She is the creator of LatamChequea, the world's largest regional fact checking network that brings together more than 30 media outlets in 15 cou... Read More →


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