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De tragedie in Nieuw-Zeeland: een wake-upcall voor sociale media?

Het is de incompetentie van Facebook, YouTube en andere sociale platformen (ook die van mediaorganisaties bij ons) om hun fora te controleren en te modereren die mee verantwoordelijk is voor tragedies zoals in Christchurch, zegt Tom Van de Weghe.  

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Vooral ouderen verspreiden nepnieuws via Facebook

Onderzoek verspreiding nepnieuws Oudere Facebookgebruikers die weinig links delen, verspreiden vaker nepnieuws dan jonge gebruikers die veel links verspreiden. Read More @NRC.nl

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Malta ‘identifies masterminds’ of Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Investigative journalist’s murder last year stunned the small island country and prompted international condemnation. Authorities on Malta have identified several people believed to be behind the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to local media. The 53-year-old was killed in October 2017 when a powerful bomb exploded in her car as she drove …

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Speakers Corner in Brussels in 2019

WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF THE SPEAKERS CORNER? After London (Hyde Park) and some other cities around the world, Brussels will have its own Speakers Corner for at least one day, on May 3rd in BOZAR. A Speakers Corner, is traditionally where a speaker can publicly express his/her opinion freely on current affairs, politics, culture, philosophy …

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EU anti-propaganda unit gets €1m a year to counter Russian fake news

East Stratcom taskforce will be funded from EU budget for first time after summit highlights threat from ‘cyber-attacks and fake news’ READ MORE @the Guardian  

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How Saudi Arabia kept contradicting itself over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

AFTER more than two weeks of international pressure, Saudi Arabia finally came clean. In its most recent admission, the kingdom claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died after he entered into a fight with Saudi officials who had been sent to meet him. The past 17 days have seen the kingdom’s story rapidly changing, with Riyadh …

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Difference Day Honorary Title 2018: Daphne Caruana Galizia and her Family

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AFP Photographer Dies in Bomb Explosion in Kabul

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In pictures: Remembering photographer Shah Marai

From the BBC, a photographer killed in Bomb attach in Kabul

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“Imagine Tour”: muzikanten uit Mosul op tournee door Vlaanderen

Rudi Vranckx presenteert : de Imagine Tour Muzikanten uit Mosul op tournee in Vlaanderen – van 1 tot 14 mei Vrijdag 27 april 2018 — In mei trekken vijf muzikanten uit Mosul twee weken door Vlaanderen. Hun missie? De Vlamingen laten kennismaken met muziek uit Irak. Én hen persoonlijk bedanken voor de instrumenten die ze geschonken …