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The COVID-19 Vaccine: Disinformation & Misinformation
A panel with Cristina Tardaguila, associate director of the International Fact-Checking Network; Lee Mwiti, chief editor of Africa Check; and Syed Nazakat, founder of Health Analytics Asia. Moderated by ICFJ Director of Innovation Oren Levine. This webinar was produced in partnership with the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN).

As scientists around the world race to develop vaccines for COVID-19, journalists face challenges in reporting accurately about vaccine developments when the facts are unclear and changing constantly. Reporters must also grapple with disinformation and doubt spread by anti-vaccine activists and others that build on the uncertainty and fear caused by the pandemic. What will be the consequences when a COVID-19 vaccine is developed and distributed? What can journalists learn from veteran fact-checkers in reporting on vaccine information and disinformation? Are journalists meant to be advocates for science? Join this global panel of high-level fact-checkers to discuss the issues: Brazil-based Cristina Tardaguila, associate director of the International Fact-Checking Network; Lee Mwiti, chief editor of Africa Check; and Syed Nazakat, founder of Health Analytics Asia.

Aug 11, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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