WEBCAST TODAY: ‘The ‘Infodemic’ – misinformation and disinformation during COVID​-19’ #DigitalCooperation @UNSGdigicoop @UN @ITU @UNESCO @UNDP

livestreamOn Wednesday 29 April 2020 at 9:30am EDT (13:30 UTC) the Office of the Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General, working on Digital Cooperation presents the third in the UN/ITU Webinar series ‘Digital Cooperation during COVID19 and beyond‘. The topic is ‘The ‘Infodemic’ – misinformation and disinformation during COVID​-19‘.

This webinar aims to discuss specific communication challenges countries are facing during the COVID19 crisis, and strategies and tactics which have been deployed to counter disinformation and misinformation. In particular, discussion will focus on what could be possible immediate action that could lead the global response to COVID19. UNDP and UNESCO are strategic partners of this webinar.

Organizers​
-Mr Fabrizio Hochschild, Under Secretary-General and Special Advisor, UN
-Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of Development Bureau, ITU

Speakers
-​H.E Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN Office in Geneva and President of the Human Rights Council​
-Mr Adama Dieng , Under Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention, UN
-The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Former President of the Supreme Court of the U.K.
-Ms Mercedes Aramendia, President of the Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC), Uruguay​​
-Mr John Omo , Secretary-General, African Telecommunication Union (ATU)
-Ms Liz Corbin , Deputy Media Director and Head of News, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)​
-Ms Monika Bickert, Vice President for Content Policy, Facebook ​
-Ms Irene Jay Liu, Google News Lab Lead, APAC

Moderators
-Mr Robert Opp, Chief Digital Officer (CDO), UNDP
-Mr Guy Berger, Director for Strategies and Policies in the Field of Communication and Information, UNESCO​

LIVESTREAM: http://livestream.com/internetsociety/infodemic

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