Is fake news a problem? World Forum for Democracy 2017

Is fake news a problem? World Forum for Democracy 2017by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI9 November 2017 For the second year, thanks to Building Change Trust, which provides financial support to FactCheckNI, I was able to attend the annual World Forum for Democracy event in Strasbourg, France. This year’s title was “Is populism a problem?” and [...]

“Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4

Global Fact 4 group shot © Mario GARCIA“Fact-checking keeps growing!” Report from #GlobalFact4 by Allan LEONARD @FactCheckNI 9 July 2017 The fourth global conference of fact-checking projects took place at the Google Campus in Madrid, 5–7th July 2017, with 188 delegates representing 53 countries. Fact-checkers were joined by participants from the academic and technology sectors, which made for [...]

Of lying (and truth) in politics (SRF Radio 2)

Of lying (and truth) in politics (SRF Radio 2) 13 March 2017 Martin ALIOTH interviewed Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation), journalist Jenny HOLLAND, and Enda YOUNG (Transformative Connections), for SRF Swiss Radio 2 programme, Context (audio extract (German)): Allan LEONARD, Jenny HOLLAND, and Enda YOUNG interviewed by Martin ALIOTH for SRF Swiss Radio programme, Context [...]