APAC Trusted Media Summit 2021 

The fourth annual APAC Trusted Media Summit is on Sept 29-30, 2021! This virtual event will bring 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 the 2021 Summit and future engagements, please register your interest here.

Main Summit (29-30 September)

The virtual summit will take place  place on September 29-30, 2021. If you want to get a sense of the types of presentations and workshops that will feautre, check out recordings from the 2020 summit here.

Workshops and Bootcamps (Throughout the Year)

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

News/ Media Literacy Small Private Online Course (Application Required): Created for educators, this course was 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. The next course will be held in May/ June 2022 (exact dates TBD).

GNI University Verification Challenge: The Google News Initiative is excited to launch a live-action University Verification Challenge for students across Asia, which will take place September 24-25, 2021. Join our live fact-check battle for bragging rights, the chance to compete against top student sleuths across Asia and to grab some sweet Google swag. Student teams of three can click here for more information and to register.

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

First Draft Vaccine Insights Bootcamp and Crisis Simulations: First Draft is helping newsrooms to prepare for online threats related to vaccine misinformation through a months-long training series and immersive training events. Live simulations place journalists at the heart of a high intensity breaking news story, challengng them to make reporting decisions in real time. First Draft will offer a crisis simulation in APAC later this year.