APAC Trusted Media Summit 2020

First Draft, the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter and the Google News Initiative co-hosted the third annual APAC Trusted Media Summit on Oct 1-2, 2020. This virtual event brought together journalists, academics and NGOs involved in fact-checking and fighting misinformation across the Asia-Pacific and kicks off a year of ongoing virtual activities for the fact-checking community in the region.

This event is for journalists, fact-checkers, educators, researchers and others who work in the area of fact-checking, verification, media literacy and otherwise fighting misinformation.

The APAC Trusted Media Summit and its affiliated workshops, bootcamps and events are by invitation-only. If you would like to be invited to future engagements, please register your interest here.


Main Summit (October 1-2)

The Summit took place October 1-2, 2020. You can view recordings of the sessions here.


Workshops and Bootcamps (Throughout the Year)

Throughout the year, we will offer virtual workshops, discussion forums, and intensive bootcamps in multiple languages, including:

NEW!  News/ Media Literacy Small Private Online Course (Application Required): Created for educators, this course is led by Masato Kajimoto of the University of Hong Kong, where he specializes in news literacy education, multimedia storytelling, and social media in journalism. His research incorporates learning analytics, media and cultural studies and narrative analysis. This course will run from January 19-29, 2021. We will discuss how we could take advantage of existing curricula and resources in our teaching, with focus on video-based learning and activities, targeting middle schoolers and above (age 13-20). The 10-day workshop is mostly asynchronous (you can take it at your own pace) and we only meet three times. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Verification and Fact-Checking Bootcamps: These will be offered in multiple languages throughout the year and focus on deepening verification and fact-checking skills.

Online Threat Live Simulation: First Draft is helping newsrooms to prepare for online threats through immersive training events. Live simulations place journalists at the heart of a high intensity breaking news story, challenging them to make reporting decisions in real time. The simulation events have been highly acclaimed by leading news organisations across Europe and the United States, and made their APAC debut at the 2019 APAC Trusted Media Summit last December.