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Online

Organized By : Sentinel Project

All information, true or false, has a social life. The ways each of us encounters, believes in, spreads, and produces information has its roots in our emotions, our personal histories, and the people we care about and respond to in our communities. Since attempting to fight disinformation must address these social roots in order to succeed, what can journalists and scientists do beyond fact-checking? 

This panel discussion will convene successful disinformation fighters from Kenya and India as well as librarians, civic dialogue conveners, and experts on disinformation production to explain the social and psychological reasons why some people buy into disinformation narratives, and explore how we might more effectively change their minds.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Tuckwood, Sentinel Project (GAAMAC partner) 
  • Sebit Martin (Hagiga Wahid), co-founder and Executive Director of the Community Development Centre, South Sudan
  • Barbara Fister, writer
  • Gillian "Gus" Andrews (moderator), public educator, writer, and researcher

This event is organized by the NGO Frontline Defenders and will take place online on 19 October at 2PM IST. 

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Online

Organized By : Sentinel Project

Join GAAMAC partner, the Sentinel Project for an interactive Q&A session where we will be discussing how to prevent violence before, during, and after the 2022 Kenyan election.

The Sentinel Project is pleased to welcome a special guest, Prof. Fredrick Ogenga, who is the President and CEO of The Peacemaker Corps Foundation Kenya and the Founding Director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security at Rongo University.

Time and date: Aug 26, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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If you’d like to learn more about Sentinel Project's work before the event, including how you can support it, click here


iHub, Nairobi

Organized By : Sentinel Project

By the Sentinel Project and iHub Research

 

You are invited to join us and discuss the role of mobile technology in managing dangerous misinformation. Come learn more at the Una Hakika meetup during the morning of 14 April 2015 at iHub, Nairobi (further details are below).

Una Hakika is a partnership between the Sentinel Project and iHub Research with funding from the International Development Research Centre which uses mobile phones to monitor and counter conflict-linked misinformation in Kenya’s Tana Delta. Our research has found that both “organic” rumours and deliberately-spread disinformation contribute to significant distrust, fear, hatred, and instability in the area, sometimes relating to intercommunal conflict. After one year of operation, we are now an increasingly trusted source of neutral, accurate information which reduces the influence of rumours and the risk of violence. Now we are looking to Una Hakika’s future in the Tana Delta, across Kenya, and even beyond.

Do you want to hear more about our work, our successes, and our challenges? Do you want to understand the link between technology misinformation and peace? You are welcome to come meet our team, members of the Tana Delta community, and join us as we discuss Una Hakika’s story and future.

 
Time - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Location - iHub, 4th floor, Bishop Magua Centre
 
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