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 on September 29-30, 2021.

If you want to get a sense of the types of presentations and workshops that we'll feature, check out recordings from the 2020 summit here.

Update: You may watch some of the summit's presentations on the Agenda tab.

Workshops and Bootcamps
(Throughout the Year)

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

Pitch Fest!

Look for your next collaborative partner across APAC. Pitch your project and who you’ll want as a partner. Who knows? You may meet your next project soulmate.

October 28, 4-5PM SGT
The event is over. You may find participating pitches here
If you wish to collaborate with these individuals/organizations, please feel free to reach out to them.

Bringing Information Literacy into the Editorial Process

Resourceful and determined actors are prepared to shoot holes in the credibility of stories and the media that report them. Can we anticipate and preempt this by taking lessons from information literacy and applying them to our editorial processes?

By Eoghan Sweeney (OSINT Essentials) 

November 18, 2021
This workshop has concluded.

You may view Eoghan's session here.

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.

May/June 2022 (exact dates TBD)
Register your interest here and we'll follow up with you closer to the date. 

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, challenging them to make reporting decisions in real time. First Draft will offer a crisis simulation in APAC. Date TBD.

Register your interest here.

Digital Journalism Dojo Summit (Japan)

The Google News Initiative is pleased to announce the first Digital Journalism Dojo Summit on Dec 18 and Dec 19, 2021. This is specially held for Japanese journalists and media researchers in collaboration with the Journalism Practitioners' Forum and the Japan National Press Club..

This event is tied to the APAC Trusted Media Summit 2021 held in September, focusing on measures against misinformation, which is an issue all over the world, regarding election coverage, fact checking, dissemination of media literacy, etc. in the APAC region and Japan. 

The summit is only available in Japanese. Details here.