“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 […]

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)): Episode description (translated): “Alternative facts”, “Lügenpresse”, “Fake news”: Newer catchwords show that today is embittered with lies and […]

Promote critical thinking skills for better democracy @WFDemocracy Strasbourg 2016

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 […]

A lexicon of conflict – Paul SEAWRIGHT exhibition “Things Left Unsaid”

A lexicon of conflict – Paul SEAWRIGHT exhibition “Things Left Unsaid”

A lexicon of conflict: Paul Seawright exhibition “Things Left Unsaid” by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 1 October 2015 On the surface, the images shown in Paul Seawright’s work, “Things Left Unsaid”, are just a series of American television news stations. And in a tour that the Belfast-based artist provided as part of Community […]

Media, identity and co-existence: Sharing learning from Lebanon and Northern Ireland

Media, identity and co-existence: Sharing learning from Lebanon and Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 24 September 2008 Stratagem NI (Ltd) hosted an evening seminar of visiting Lebanese journalists: “Media, identity and co-existence: Sharing Learning from Lebanon and Northern Ireland”, to mark the culmination of a four-day study visit to Northern Ireland […]