Bringing the Fact-Checkers of the world together

The Global Fact-Checking Summit (Global Fact) is the premier conference dedicated to fact-checking worldwide. Global Fact is organized by Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network and has been held every year since 2014.

Global Fact 6 will be held in Cape Town in June 19-21 2019.

Venue
New Lecture Theatre, University of Cape Town (Upper Campus) | 0A Residence Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa

The New Lecture Theatre is located in the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town, down the hills of the Table Mountain, one of the 7 Wonders of Nature!

Transportation

Bus transportation to/from the venue will be provided from central locations in Cape Town

Bus Stop #1: Cape Town Lodge Hotel
Bus Stop #2: Cape Town Lodge Hotel
Bus Stop #3: TBA
Bus Stop #4: TBA

Agenda

19:00 - 21:00
Today&Tomorrow

Welcoming Reception

Today & Tomorrow, 71 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

08:00 - 09:00
New Lecture Theatre

Registration

09:00 - 09:30
New Lecture Theatre

Opening Remarks

Baybars Örsek, Director | International Fact-Checking Network
Bill Adair, Director | Duke Reporters Lab
Stephen Buckley, Board of Trustees Member | Poynter Institute & Associate Dean | Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications

09:30 - 10:00
New Lecture Theatre

Keynote Speach

Peter Cunliffe-Jones, Founder |Africa Check & Senior Adviser | IFCN

10:00 - 11:00
New Lecture Theatre

Show & Tell Session

Katie Sanders, Managing Editor & Aaron Sharockman, Executive Director | Politifact
Solia Kenya, Fact-Checker | PesaCheck
Jency Jacob, Managing Editor | Boom Live
Natália Leal, Director of Content | Agência Lupa
Pablo M. Fernandez, Director of Innovation | Chequeado
Bill Frischling, Founder | FactSquared

11:00 - 11:30
New Lecture Theatre

Awards Presentations

Candidates will present their works for the awards selections

11:30 - 12:00

Coffe Break

12:00 - 13:00
New Lecture Theatre

Fact-Checking as a Tool for Holding the Powerful in the Society Accountable | Panel

Tom Rosenstiel, Executive Director | American Press Insitute (Moderator)
Batuhan Ersun, Executive Director | Doğruluk Payı
Gemma Mendoza, Head of Research, Strategy, and Partnerships | Rappler Inc.
Govindraj Ethiraj, Founder | Spending & Policy Research Foundation
Tanya Pampalone, Managing Editor | Global Investigative Journalism Network

13:00 - 14:00
New Lecture Theatre

The Future of ClaimReview | Featured Talk

Bill Adair, Director | Duke Reporters Lab
Joel Luther, ClaimReview Program Manager | Duke Reporters Lab

14:00 - 15:30

Lunch sponsored by ClaimReview

15:30 - 16:30
New Lecture Theatre

Tools for Collaboration Among Fact-Checkers | Panel

Cristina Tardáguila, Associate Director | International Fact-Checking Network (Moderator)
Laura Zommer, Director | Chequeado
Giovanni Zagni, Director | Pagella Politica
Yvonne Chua, Coordinator | tsek.ph
Pauline Moullot, Fact-Checker | Libération/CheckNews

15:30 - 16:30
Room 1 register to attend

Impact of Fact-Checks on Reader Understanding in the Real World | Research

Jessica Collier, Research Associate| Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin

The workshop will share the findings of the A/B test in Facebook run by five fact-checking organizations and the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin

15:30 - 16:30
Room 2 register to attend

Code of Principles | Workshop

Baybars Örsek, Director | International Fact-Checking Network
Peter Cunliffe-Jones, Senior Adviser | International Fact-Checking Network

The workshop will serve as an opportunity to get feedback from existing & aspiring signatories on the current state of IFCN's Code of Principles and share the ongoing review process.

15:30 - 16:30
Room 3 register to attend

Mapping the Fact-Checking Educational Activities | Workshop

Hache Ariel Merpert, Coordinator of Education | Chequeado

The workshop will be a debrief of educational activities on fact-checking around the world.

15:30 - 16:30
Room 4 register to attend

The Reliability Gap: Identifying the Real Experts

Krista Kapralos, News Director | Global Press Journal

This workshop will offer tools for identifying local expertise and using it to verify big data and other information that is often inaccurately applied by news organizations

16:30 - 17:30
New Lecture Theatre

Future of IFCN | Assembly

Baybars Örsek, Director | International Fact-Checking Network

16:30 - 17:30
Room 1 register to attend

Introduction to Data Visualization (Part 1) | Workshop

Alastair Otter, Training Director for Europe, and Africa | Global Investigative Journalism Network

The workshop will offer introductionary skills on data visualization

16:30 - 17:30
Room 2 register to attend

Intro to ClaimReview | Workshop

Bill Adair, Director | Duke Reporters Lab

The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to get acquainted with how ClaimReview works and how can it help fact-checkers to become more visible in the digital landscape

16:30 - 17:30
Room 3 register to attend

It´s Quiztime - Hands-on Verification Challenges | Workshop

Julia Bayer, Social Media | Deutsche Welle

This interactive session will help participants to test their verification skills

16:30 - 19:30
Room 4

Facebook & African Partners

Africa Check
Dubawa
PesaCheck
AFP

09:00 - 10:00
New Lecture Theatre

New Solutions to Misinformation | Panel

Mark Stencel, Co-Director | Duke Reporters Lab (Moderator)
Gülin Çavuş, Editor-in-Chief | teyit.org
Hannah Ojo, TruthBuzz Fellow | International Center for Journalists
Mevan Babakar, Head of Automated Fact-Checking | Full Fact
Tai Nalon, Director | Aos Fatos

10:00 - 10:30
New Lecture Theatre

Community Building and Sustainability in Fact-Checking | Featured Talk

Clara Jimenez Cruz, Co-Founder, and Head of Project | Maldita.es

10:30 - 11:30
New Lecture Theatre

Show & Tell Session

Mumbere Katsuva Rodriguez, Editor | Congo Check
Ieva Ivanauskaitė, Head of Communications | Debunk.eu
Derek Thompson, Editor-in-Chief | France 24 Observers
Alberto Puoti, Supervising Author and Producer | Rai
Maarten Schenk, Writer & Chief Technologist | Lead Stories
Ika Ningtyas Unggrain, Fact-Checker | TEMPO
Richard Zack, Founder & CEO | Our.News

11:30 - 12:00

Coffe Break

12:00 - 12:30
New Lecture Theatre

2019 Fact Forward Fund Winner | Featured Talk

TBA

12:30 - 13:30
New Lecture Theatre

Fact-Checking African Elections: The Challenge in the Absence of Reliable Data | Panel

Kate Wilkinson, Acting Chief Deputy Editor | Africa Check (Moderator)
Eric Mugendi, Managing Editor | PesaCheck
Mumbere Katsuva Rodriguez, Editor | Congo Check
Tendai Dube, Fact-Checker for South Africa | Agence France-Presse

13:30 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 15:30
New Lecture Theatre

The Truth or the President: Do Americans Believe in Trump? | Featured Talk

Glenn Kessler, Editor, and Chief Writer, The Fact Checker | Washington Post

15:30 - 16:30
New Lecture Theatre

The Rise of Health & Science Fact-Checking and Lessons for Other Topical Areas | Panel

Baybars Örsek, Director | International Fact-Checking Network (Moderator)
Angie Holan, Editor | Politifact
David Ajikobi, Nigeria Editor | Africa Check
Emmanuel Vincent, Director | Science Feedback
Eugene Kiely, Director | FactCheck.org

15:30 - 16:30
Room 1 register to attend

Supporting Fact-Checkers in Hostile Legal Environments | Workshop

Padraig Hughes, Legal Director | Media Legal Defense Initiative
Lucy Freeman, CEO | Media Legal Defense Initiative

The workshop will bring fact-checkers and the representatives of the Media Legal Defense Initiative to exchange experiences and needs to protect fact-checkers in hostile legal environments

15:30 - 16:30
Room 2 register to attend

Misinformation Law Round-up | Workshop

Daniel Funke, Reporter | International Fact-Checking Network

The workshop will offer participants the platform to follow the regulative actions around the world against misinformation

15:30 - 16:30
Room 3 register to attend

How Automation can Help Your Fact-Checking | Workshop

Duke Reporters Lab

This workshop will share the most recent developments in automated fact-checking with the participants

15:30 - 16:30
Room 4 register to attend

Using Tools for Fact Checking as Part of an Alliance | Workshop

Jennifer Mathieu, Chief Technologist for Social Analytics and Integrity | MITRE

This workshop will help participants to be better informed about the tools that they can use in their collaborative actions

16:30 - 17:30
New Lecture Theatre

Expanding the Audience for Fact-Checking | Featured Talk

Matt Riley, TruthBuzz Fellow | International Center for Journalists Astudestra Ajengrastri, TruthBuzz Fellow | International Center for Journalists

16:30 - 17:30
Room 1 register to attend

DEGA - Publishing Platform for Fact-Checkers | Workshop

Shashi Kiran Desheti, CTO | Factly
Rakesh Kumar Dubbudu, CEO | Factly

This workshop will offer participants a CMS tool that can be tailored to institutional needs

16:30 - 17:30
Room 2 register to attend

Tools for Data Visualization (Part 2) | Workshop

Alastair Otter, Training Director for Europe, and Africa | Global Investigative Journalism Network

The workshop will share some of the tools that fact-checkers can use to visualize their data in their reportings

16:30 - 17:30
Room 3 register to attend

It´s Quiztime - Hands-on Verification Challenges | Workshop

Julia Bayer, Social Media | Deutsche Welle

This interactive session will help participants to test their verification skills
*Participants who have registered for the session on June 19 do not need to register for this one

16:30 - 17:30
Room 4 register to attend

Harassment and Trolling as a Result of Fact-Checking | Workshop

Kate Wilkinson, Acting Chief Deputy Editor | Africa Check
Mevan Babakar, Head of Automated Fact-Checking | Full Fact

This workshop will share stories on harassment and trolling as a result of Fact-Checking

16:30 - 17:30
VIP Room

IFCN Advisory Board Meeting | Closed Meeting

Baybars Örsek, Director | International Fact-Checking Network

17:30 - 17:40
New Lecture Theatre

Awards Ceremony

17:40 - 18:00
New Lecture Theatre

Closing Remarks

Baybars Örsek, Director | International Fact-Checking Network
Bill Adair, Director | Duke Reporters Lab

19:00 - 21:00
Workshop 17

Networking Reception co-hosted by Facebook

Workshop 17, Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

12:00 - 15:00
Cape Town Lodge Hotel

Community Review Deep Dive | Closed Meeting

Closed meeting with select participants and Facebook on the community review concept

15:00 - 16:00
Cape Town Lodge Hotel

Fact-Checking in the Global South | Research

Zahedur Arman, Founding President | BD FactCheck

Fake news spread in developing countries as fast as they do in developed countries with increasing penetration of the internet and social media. However, fighting fake news is more difficult in developing countries where resources and necessary technologies are scarce. This study provides an understanding of the challenges of various fact-checking organizations face in four South Asian countries–Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and in the United States. In-depth interviews were conducted with senior editors of 10 fact- checking initiatives. Challenges identified include lack of resources, technologies, and political pressure in developing countries. Fact-checking organizations have one problem that exists in developed countries as well. That is the lack of a sustainable business model. Most of these organizations depend on donations and are unable to make long term plans.

16:00 - 17:00
Cape Town Lodge Hotel

A Blockchain-Based Solution for a Global Fact-Check Registry | Workshop

Walid Al-Saqaf, Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Technology | Södertörn University

The aim is to present our work at Södertörn University on blockchain and journalism (coming up in a Routledge book soon) and reflecting on how we plan to integrate blockchain technology into our ongoing project "Fact-check Assistant", which has completed its first stage (see screenshot). Fact-check Assistant is a web application that allows partnering Swedish newsrooms to use systematize and streamline internal fact-checks and share them internally and externally.

Due to limited seats, in order to attend events you must Register to Attend.