2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development

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Tuesday, September 20

14:00 PDT

Media literacy matters: A hands-on workshop
Fighting hate speech and propaganda, cyber-bullying or radicalization are becoming synonymous of media literacy. Educating audiences could become a new “silver bullet” of media development. But MIL programs cannot be improvised. In this practical session, MIL professionals and academics will outline the basics of curriculum development and work with participants on concrete cases.

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Patrick Leusch

Managing Director Global Media Forum, Deutsche Welle
Patrick H. Leusch is Managing Director of the Global Media Forum, the global conference on media and foreign policy, organized annually by Deutsche Welle. He also is CEO of the DW Media Services GmbH, a company owned by Deutsche Welle. Prior to that he was Head International Relations... Read More →

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Javier Castaños

General Coordinator, Foundation for Journalism (FPP)
Javier Castaños is a journalist, and a specialist in media training course content creation in Bolivia. He is currently General Coordinator of the Foundation for Journalism (FPP) and responsible for development of FPP's nationwide "Media Literacy" program with public schools... Read More →
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Renán Estenssoro

Executive Director, Fundación para el Periodismo
Renán Estenssoro is journalist and videomaker. He studied a degree in Social Communication at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico. He began his career at the newspaper Presencia and has been National News Director of ATB Network, General Manager of Empresa Nacional de Television Boliviana... Read More →
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Harinder Pal Singh Kalra

Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University
Dr. Harinder Pal Singh Kalra is Professor in Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) at Punjabi University, Patiala (India). He has 23 years experience in teaching & research, and practice of librarianship and information work. He has taught various courses in LIS including... Read More →
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Chido Onumah

Chido Onumah (www.chidoonumah.com), Canada, has worked for over two decades as a journalist, rights activist and media trainer in Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, India, the USA, and the Caribbean. He has been involved for more than a decade in media training for professional journalists as... Read More →
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Zhaneta Trajkoska

Director, School of Journalism and Public Relations
Zhaneta Trajkoska, Macedonia, studied Journalism at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje before completing her Master Degree in Communication and Management for Cultural Policies‚ at LUMSA, Rome, Italy. She holds PhD in political science from the University of St... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30 PDT
Wednesday, September 21

09:00 PDT

Putting SDG 16.10 into practice: GFMD simulation game

The GFMD Simulation Game is designed as “serious fun”: to show how the access-to-information commitment in the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could actually affect local media, national development, and the public’s right to know. The game is timely: in a few months’ time the UN General Assembly will adopt official measurements to monitor countries’ progress on the SDGs, one of which is expected to be the “adoption and implementation” of a national access to information law. Through this game GFMD hopes to raise awareness about the SDGs and their relevance to media and access to information, help prepare media and civil society to aid national implementation of the SDGs, stimulate thinking about the interaction between media, NGOs, aid agencies and governments, examine country-level challenges and mechanisms for public access to information, and get further feedback on the game to refine it for future use in forums and workshops.

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Fackson Banda

Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Fackson Banda, Zambia, is the programme specialist for UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). He is the winner of 2008 MISA Press Freedom Award and is the SAB LTD-UNESCO Chair of Media and Democracy in the School of Journalism and Media Studies... Read More →
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Pinkie Chan

Regional Network and Partnership Support Manager, East-West Management Institute, Open Development Initiative
Hi! I'm Pinkie. I'm an open data advocate and practitioner, data journalism aficionado, and education advocate. I'm enthusiastic about building communities to catalyze open data culture and civic technology to create social, environmental, and economic values. Currently, I'm supporting... Read More →
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Caroline Giraud

Freedom of Expression/Media and Advocacy Advisor, Media4Democracy.EU
Caroline Giraud works on human rights, freedom of expression and media development since 2000. She has been with Internews, Reporters Without Borders, the Global Forum for Media Development, the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Currently an independent consultant, her main... Read More →
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Bill Orme

UN Representative, Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)
Bill Orme, USA, is an author, editor, and independent consultant specialized in media development and strategic communications, with long experience supporting independent journalism in emerging democracies and managing global advocacy campaigns. He currently represents GFMD at the... Read More →
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Isabel Rodde

Adviser Human Rights/Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, GIZ
Isabel Rodde is a human rights adviser at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), focusing on digital rights, media development, freedom of expression and access to information. She is a media scientist, broadcast journalist and journalism trainer. Before joining... Read More →
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Tara Susman-Peña

Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Tara Susman-Peña is senior technical advisor at IREX, where she is working to adapt and expand the global development nonprofit’s media and information literacy program, Learn to Discern, for the United States and other countries. An expert on media and communications technology... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 09:00 - 10:30 PDT

11:30 PDT

Audience research: Designing research scenarios
Audience research is an invaluable tool for media to understand the audience, improve programming and engagement strategies, and increase revenue. It can also be a useful way for media development practitioners to measure progress and impact. Yet it can also be very costly, time-consuming, and complex. This hands-on workshop will explore practical ways to incorporate audience research into media development work. Together, we will design appropriate audience research for different media scenarios. We will discuss how do the best (and most useful) research possible, even when time, money, and research expertise are limited.

Rapporteur for the session: Adam Saffer, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Tara Susman-Peña

Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Tara Susman-Peña is senior technical advisor at IREX, where she is working to adapt and expand the global development nonprofit’s media and information literacy program, Learn to Discern, for the United States and other countries. An expert on media and communications technology... Read More →
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Sonia Whitehead

Head of Research Programmes, BBC Media Action
Sonia Whitehead, United Kingdom, is the Head of Research Programmes at BBC Media Action. She 16 years of national and international experience in research across the social, commercial and development sectors. This work has ranged from understanding how people with disabilities cope... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00 PDT

12:00 PDT

Hate Speech in Asia
This presentation analyses how hate propaganda is used as a means of political contention and suggests how open democracies should respond. It looks not only at conventional hate speech or incitement, but also campaigns of righteous indignation, through which political entrepreneurs marginalise opponents. The presentation draws on multi-country research conducted for the speaker’s new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy.

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Cherian George

Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Cherian George, Singapore, is a writer and academic engaged in journalism research, education and advocacy. His research interests centre on freedom of expression, especially in connection to journalism and public discourse. His new book, Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 12:00 - 12:30 PDT

14:00 PDT

Latest trends in online and digital safety
As the media industry continues to adapt to a changing technological landscape that presents both enormous opportunities as well as formidable risks, it becomes imperative to be conscious of the risks presented to its frontline practioners, the journalists. This session will engage with the latest trends in online and digital safety that can counter such evolving risks and form a part of a journalists' overall security and online protocol toolkit.

Rapporteur for the session: Laurent Giacobino, Project Director, Internews Europe

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Sacha van Geffen

Managing Director, Greenhost
Sacha van Geffen, Netherlands, is the Managing Director of Greenhost. Greenhost is an Internet Hosting Provider dedicated to support freedom of expression and human rights online with the aim of providing a sustainable internet infrastructure and protecting digital rights. He is the... Read More →
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Aymen Jerbi

Technical Coordinator, DSS 216
Aymen Jerbi, Tunisia, is a telecommunications engineer, adviser and technical coordinator for Alternatives at the Digital Security School-DSS 216 center in Tunisia. DSS 2016 is funded by the European Union and is the result of collaborations between several NGOs such as the Canadian... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:00 - 15:30 PDT

16:00 PDT

How to fight Internet shutdowns: A simulation game

Internet shutdowns pose a terrifying and real threat worldwide. They have become early warning mechanisms for human rights violations during the most critical moment of democracies -- elections. They harm the ability of people to seek, receive, and impart information, key tenets of the right to freedom of expression. Journalists can’t report their stories and, worse, become subject to state violence under a media blackout.

Largely ordered by government ICT ministries, internet shutdowns are defined as an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications -- such as SMS, Skype, YouTube, Periscope, email, WhatsApp, Viber, or even mobile money -- rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information.

At other times, application-specific shutdowns are ordered by public officials – judges, for instance – in order to impose sanctions on a specific company, unaware of the disproportionality of such a measure. Shutdowns render the exciting new technologies of journalism and media ineffective.

Over the past few months, governments in Chad, Uganda, and Congo-Brazzaville have shut down the internet during elections. But it’s not just an African problem. In 2015 alone, Access Now recorded 15 shutdowns in a variety of contexts and situations, from the Pacific Ocean to Pakistan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 2016 stands to eclipse that record with 16 shutdowns already recorded. Shutdowns harm innovation, stymie local economies (banks alone lost an estimated $22.6 million during an April shutdown in Kashmir, India), and block the use of emergency services.

In the first short section of this session, we’ll share key strategic lessons from our global #KeepitOn campaign to fight shutdowns. I'll explain to media organizations, officials, and activists about how they can fight internet shutdowns, including: working with telcos to resist government orders, how to speak about shutdowns in human rights language, pressuring government figures, effective circumvention tools and VPNs, capturing data about shutdowns, and storytelling for change. I'll also share key indicators that we have tracked over time.

The second, main part of the session will be wholly interactive and focus on a shutdown simulation that invites participants to respond to the shutdown. In this section, we'll run a simulation of a real internet shutdown through an interactive role play. By breaking into groups and simulating shutdowns, we’ll reveal the major actors that influence a typical shutdown, and show what tools people can use to push back to turn the internet back on so that the information can keep flowing. Importantly, we'll show how they can coordinate their efforts and record them to prevent future human rights abuses.

By the time the full session is over, we'll have built a core group of media workers and journalists who can take action against internet shutdowns around the world. They'll have access to the latest tools, strategies, and research to end internet shutdowns. We'll also invite people to join our #KeepitOn campaign to encourage grassroots collaboration and activism across borders.

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Deji Olukotun

Senior Global Advocacy Manager, Access Now
Deji Olukotun is the Senior Global Advocacy Manager for Access Now. As a member of the advocacy team, he manages Access Now's global campaigns to fight internet shutdowns, foster an open internet, protect digital privacy, and ensure that our fundamental rights are respected online... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 16:00 - 17:00 PDT

17:00 PDT

How to report on migration in an ethical way

Covering migration has been one of the biggest challenges for news media over the last three years and will be for some time come. But how are journalists coping and what can be done to strengthen efforts to cover the story in an accurate and ethical way?

This interactive session will launch the Ethical Journalism Network’s new guide to migration reporting, which covers issues of bias, legal knowledge, showing humanity and balance, as well as allowing participants to trial the new guidelines and develop more bespoke guidelines for the environments they work in.

The session will also look at ways journalists can define, identify and respond to hate speech, against migrants, as well as those who argue for and against migration at national and local levels.

The Ethical Journalism Network’s Moving Stories report finds that despite many examples of excellent coverage journalists often fail to tell the full story and routinely drift into sensationalism and fall into propaganda traps laid by politicians. The report which cover 14 countries, as well as the European Union, highlights:

  • Missed Opportunities: How journalists and media in Europe failed to raise the alarm about an imminent influx of refugees fleeing war in Syria and Iraq, even though the story was there to be told a year before the crisis broke in 2015;
  • Hate-Speech: How outrageous anti-migrant or anti-Muslim statements by politicians like Donald Trump in the United States and some European leaders fuelled increasing public concern and hijacked media coverage;
  • Falling Standards: How media fail to provide detailed and reliable information about the refugee crisis because of a lack of editorial resources or the presence of well-informed journalists able to provide in-depth and sensitive reporting;
  • Sensationalism: How much journalism is driven by hyperbole, intolerance and distortion with media in confusion over what are the correct terms to use to describe migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers.

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Tom Law

Director of Campaigns and Communications, Ethical Journalism Network
Tom Law joined the Ethical Journalism Network in 2015 shortly before publication of the EJN's international review of how media cover migration -- "Moving Stories". Prior to that, he worked as  a freelance journalist specializing in Sudan and South Sudan. From 2010 to 2014 he was... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:00 - 18:00 PDT
Thursday, September 22

09:00 PDT

Data mining and open source intelligence
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism... Read More →
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Sonia Whitehead

Head of Research Programmes, BBC Media Action
Sonia Whitehead, United Kingdom, is the Head of Research Programmes at BBC Media Action. She 16 years of national and international experience in research across the social, commercial and development sectors. This work has ranged from understanding how people with disabilities cope... Read More →

Thursday September 22, 2016 09:00 - 10:00 PDT