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MANILA, Philippines – The Democracy and Disinformation Forum, a conference for journalists, bloggers, scholars, students, advertising professionals, and PR practitioners, will be held on February 12 and 13 at the Ateneo Law School in Makati City.

The forum will tackle how “fake news” and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back.

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DAY ONE: FEBRUARY 12

 

Time

Activity  

Responsibility

0830-0900

Registration  

PDI Corp Affairs + TeamComm

0900-0915

National Anthem | Opening

Audio | John Nery

0915-1030

Presentation + Panel

 

The President as Source
of Disinformation
 

 

BUHAY KA PA BA? Portrait of a president as a source of disinformation from VERA Files on Vimeo.

 

Video by Vera Files

 

 

Panelists: Ellen Tordesillas, Diosa Labiste, Ron Jabal, Cherian George

 

Moderator: Malou Mangahas

1030-1045

Morning break

 

1045-1200

Panel

 

Disinformation and Democracy  

 

Panelists: Jean Encinas Franco, Peter Greste, Cheryll Soriano

 

Moderator: Clarissa David

1200-0100

Lunch break

 

0100-0215

Panel

 

Disinformation and Media

 

Panelists: John Nery, Maria Ressa, Howie Severino

 

Moderator: Maitel Ladrido

0215-0330

Video + Panel

 

Disinformation and Social Media: The Global Experience

 

 

Video: Claire Wardle

 

Panel: Juned Sonido, Jamela Alindogan, Iain Martin, Marian Pastor Roces

 

Moderator: Rowena Paraan

0330-0345

Afternoon break

 

0345-0500

Panel

 

Why Disinformation Works

 

 

Presenters: Cherian George, Sunsun Lim, Edson Tandoc

 

Moderator: Bart Guingona

0500-0545

Conversation + Address

 

“Our fundamental freedoms”

 

Conversation between Peter Greste and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Marvic Leonen

 

Address: Justice Leonen

 

 

 

0600-0630

Press conference

Maria Ressa, Cheryll Soriano 

 

 

DAY TWO: FEBRUARY 13

 

Time

Activity

Responsibility

0830-0900

Registration

PDI Corp Affairs + TeamComm

 

Panel  

 

The way forward

How journalists, bloggers, communication professionals, scholars can do better

 

Panelists: Br. Armin Luistro, president, De La Salle Philippines, and Secretary of Education 2010-2016

 

Fr. Jett Villarin SJ, president, Ateneo de Manila University

 

Moderator: Cod Satrusayang

Managing Editor, Asia News Network

1000-1100

Module A: Tech Camp

At the Amphitheater

 

 

 

 

 

Module B: Launch of “Architects of Networked Information” by Ong, Cabanes, et al

At the Auditorium

Sunsun Lim, professor and head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design

 

Dabet Panelo, secretary-general, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

 

Moderator: Carlo Figueroa, professor, De La Salle University

 

 

Video | Principal authors Jonathan Ong, professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Jason Cabañes, professor at the University of Leeds

 

 

Panelists: Yoly Villanueva-Ong, chair, The Campaigns Group; Maitel Ladrido, chair, Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University; Marian Pastor Roces, curator and cultural advocate

 

Moderator: John Nery, Associate Editor and Opinion Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer

1100-1115

Morning Break

 

1115-1230

Panel  

 

Fighting Back: First Principles  

 

Panel discussion with Ging Reyes, Head, ABS-CBN News; Clarissa David, professor, University of the Philippines; Cherian George, professor at Hong Kong Baptist University and founder, Asia Journalism Forum; Peter Greste, broadcast journalist and professor, University of Queensland; Inday Espina Varona, advocate, LODI (Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity)

 

Moderator: Cheryll Ruth Soriano, chair, Department of Communication, De La Salle University

1230-0130

Lunch break  

 

0130-0245

Panel

 

Fighting Back: Best Practices

 

Gang Badoy, founder, RockEd and Citizen Safe; Jane Uymatiao, Blogwatch; Beng Cabangon, executive director, PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association); Carlos Nazareno, democracy.net.PH; Ed Lingao, anchor, TV5

 

Moderator: Vince Lazatin, Executive Director, Transparency and Accountability Network

0245-0300

Transition to Workshops

 

0300-0400

Workshop A: Fact-Checking

 

 

Workshop B: News Literacy Campaign

 

Workshop C: Blogging for Social Good

Yvonne Chua, professor, University of the Philippines + Vera Files Fact-Checking Team

 

 

Gang Badoy, founder, Citizen Safe

 

Noemi Dado, Jane Uymatiao, principals at Blogwatch

0400-0415

Afternoon break

 

0415-0515

Workshop D: Digital Verification Tools: A Google NewsLab Training with Storyful

 

Workshop E: Digital Security

 

 

Workshop F: Blogging for Impact

Iain Martin, Asia Editor, Storyful

 

 

Liza Garcia, executive director, Foundation for Media Alternatives

 

 

Jover Laurio, author, Pinoy Ako Blog

0515-0600

Reports | Closing  

Rapporteurs | Bart Guingona

 

 

 

0615-0645

Press conference  

Ellen Tordesillas, Clarissa David (for confirmation)