Webinar: 'Fake news' and disinformation: Challenges for journalism educators

12 April 2021

Dealing with fake news and disinformation has become one of the biggest challenges faced by journalists working across the world. But how does a journalism educator whether a university lecturer or NGO approach the subject? How can fake news be taught properly in the classroom?

Date: 12 April, 2021

Time: 2:30PM -3:30PM Almaty time (UTC/GMT +6 hours or 9:30AM-10:30AM Paris time)

Link for registration: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-2gpjwsHtaoA73Y1bHcu5djX2-Wj244

Guest speakers:
  • Anna Krasavina (Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, IMSGN, South Ural State University - SUSU, from Chelyabinsk, Russia) and translator of the UNESCO publication Journalism "Fake News" and disinformation in an interview with
  • Elira Turdubaeva (teacher of journalism and the chairman of the public association of communicators of Kyrgyzstan uniting 15 universities of journalism of the country) and
  • Nazgul Shyngysova (head of the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication, Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi)
UNESCO has developed a teaching resource that addresses this challenge: Journalism, 'Fake news' and disinformation: guideline on academic and professional training for journalists.

Join us for a lively webinar on 12 April, 2021 to discuss the problem of fake news and disinformation in Russia and surrounding states, and how journalism educators can think through the complexities of teaching it in class.

Once you have registered for the webinar, you will receive a link to the Zoom room for the event.

About the UNESCO publication:
Journalism, 'Fake news' and disinformation
Serving as a model curriculum, the publication is designed to give journalism educators and trainers a framework and lessons to help students and practitioners of journalism to navigate the issues associated with fake news.

The contents draw together the input of leading international journalism educators, researchers and thinkers who are helping to update journalism method and practice to deal with the challenges of misinformation and disinformation.

The lessons are contextual, theoretical and in the case of online verification, extremely practical. Used together as a course, or independently, they can help refresh existing teaching modules or create new offerings.

The resource can be downloaded here:
  • Videorecord of the webinar

    19 male and 71 female participants attended the web meeting.
    Safety of Journalists; Freedom of Expression; Journalism Education

    Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/webinar-fake-news-and-disinformation-challenges-for-journalism-educators