3CL to contribute to OSCE debate on disinformation and self-regulation in the digital society
Dr Alex Grech has been invited to join an expert panel convened by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on disinformation and self-regulation in the digital society. The event will be hosted by the on the 25th June 2021, starting at 1330 CET. Participants will include representatives of the embassies of 57 participating states of the OSCE in Vienna and diplomats from OSCE members. The event will be webcast on the organisation’s website.
The expert panel includes:
- Teresa Ribeiro, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media
- Ricardo Gutierrez, General Secretary, European Federation of Journalists,
- Kjersti Løken Stavrum, Director of Tinius Trust and former General Secretary of the Norwegian Press Association ,
- Marina Tuneva, Executive Director of the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (North Macedonia),
- Olaf Steenfadt, Project Director of the JTI at Reporters Without Borders (RSF),
- Yuri Kazakov, Co-chair, Public Collegium on Press Complaints (Russia),
- Alex Grech, 3CL Foundation and University of Malta
The over-riding claim for trust in traditional or online news media continues to rest on the search for accurate and fact-based information. The principles of fairness and separation of facts and opinions are the core values of professional journalism worldwide. In abiding by them in their reporting, journalists build credibility with their audience and provide a public service. The corresponding claim is that by blurring the lines between false and true, disinformation undermines public trust in professional quality journalism and its role in a democratic society.
The 3CL continues to monitor developments in the post-truth society
In his Dr Grech will lever on the intersections between media, technology and education and the 3CL’s work in understanding the ramifications of the post-truth society. We continue to research and monitor the linkages between emerging technologies and disinformation. Our work in digital and media literacies and the development of content to be shared as a public good is one a way out of the ongoing impasse in coming up with workable solutions.
Full details including the agenda, bios and pictures of the panellists, and eventually recording of proceedings and and any presentations are published on this page on the OSCE website. The OSCE is also publishing a Policy brief paper on disinformation and media self-regulation, prepared by Dr. Andrey Rikhter, Senior Adviser, Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media to coincide with the panel.