International high-level dialogue forum

Shaping a globalised world

The false fight against fake news –
Anti-disinformation laws and press freedom

sef: Session at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

20 June 2022, 14:30 hrs
World Conference Center Bonn

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have used crisis response as a pretext for restricting civil rights and freedom of expression. The sharp increase in “fake news” has at the same time prompted them to enact strict anti-disinformation laws. However, these have also been abused to crack down on free press, notably in India, Thailand and Singapore.

This year’s sef: session at the DW Global Media Forum will discuss how journalists can deal with these challenges and how they can be supported.

Registration via Deutsche Welle is available here now!

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