Ensuring trustworthiness, quality and value in all our work by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI 12 April 2018 The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) hosted an information seminar at Belfast City Hall, for staff from government organisations in Northern Ireland who have responsibility for statistics in their work (creating and/or applying).
Siobhan SINNERTON, Jon SNOW, and Dorothy BYRNE. “The importance of journalism in an era of fake news”, Belfast Media Festival, The MAC, Belfast, Northern Ireland. “The fightback begins in Northern Ireland!” says Byrnes The importance of journalism in an era of fake news #BMF2017 by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI 17 November 2017 As part of the Belfast Media Festival […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)): Episode description (translated): “Alternative facts”, “Lügenpresse”, “Fake news”: Newer catchwords show that today is embittered with lies and […]
OPINION: Promote critical thinking skills for better democracy: World Forum for Democracy: Strasbourg 2016by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI7 November 2016 The 600 seats of the hemicycle of the Council of Europe soon filled with young activists and seasoned practitioners at the 2016 gathering of the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg. I attended as part […]