WATCH: Disinformation and Democratic Decay Forum 2019

MANILA, Philippines – For the second straight year, a network of journalists, academics, bloggers, and advocates known as the Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation will be holding a two-day forum on online disinformation and how to battle the spread of lies.

The forum, entitled "Disinformation and Democratic Decay: Why deceptive information erodes democratic institutions and how to fight forward," is set for Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23. It will be held at the auditorium of the University of the Philippines (UP) Bonifacio Global City campus. Registration starts at 8am. 

Among the speakers are Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, who will be delivering the keynote address on truth in the age of disinformation, and former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who will be speaking about democratic decay in the Philippines.

Copies of "Verafied: A DIY Guide to Fact Checking and Fighting Fake News" and "Democratic Decay and Disinformation in the Digital Age" will also be distributed for free at the forum.

The Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation includes ABS-CBN, Al Jazeera, GMA, Inquirer, Rappler, Vera Files, the Department of Communication of Ateneo de Manila University, the Department of Communication of De La Salle University, the UP College of Mass Communication, Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Blogwatch, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, Citizen Safe, Foundation for Media Alternatives, and Pagbabago@Pilipinas Foundation. (READ: How groups, individuals came together to fight lies in 2018)

Bookmark this page and watch the forum live on Rappler. 

Below is the program for the two-day event as of Sunday, April 21: