LIE DETECTORS In the news
PRESS RELEASE: Lie Detectors wins European Digital Skills Award
Lie Detectors shortlisted for Digital Skills Awards 2018
Lie Detectors made it to the top 5 shortlisted projects in the Digital skills in education category of the European Digital Skills awards 2018 The European Commission launched the Awards to put the spotlight on projects which contribute to the development of digital skills in Europe. The finalists are invited to exhibit their project at the ICT 2018 conference in Vienna on 6 December 2018 in the presence of Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel.
Early education against digital disinformation
Social media and the disinformation that circulates there is reaching ever younger children in Europe.
A growing number of projects are launching to boost media literacy. Lie Detectors is one of these projects, dialling in professional journalists to help children check their facts. (Article in German)
Belgian expert group publishes report with recommendations (in French)
The Belgian report of the expert group on fake news and disinformation is out and highlights Lie Detectors as best practice. Great timing as Lie Detectors celebrates the first anniversary of its incorporation as a Belgian ASBL!
Marco Bertolaso, head of news at Germany’s Deutschlandfunk, interviews Lie Detectors founder
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck explains why politicians and experts demand more media literacy for students and how “Lie Detectors” deals with this.
Lies, grey areas and education: Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck presents the Lie Detectors project to “Kultur am Mittag” on the occasion of the 4th Cologne Forum for Journalism Criticism.
Italy Scrambles to Fight Misinformation Ahead of Its Elections
The Atlantic spoke with Lie Detectors for this great story on fake news, the Italian elections and the future of Europe.
The Europeans, the new political AFP podcast, interviewed Lie Detectors founder Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck about how to tackle fake news in classrooms, and about the efforts in this field by the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Fake News, of which Lie Detectors is a member. The Lie Detectors segment runs from 10:10 to 19:20.
Excellent clip of this year’s Leipzig Festival of Light, commemorating the city’s role as a centre of dissidence under Communism. Lie Detectors founder Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck was lucky to be invited to speak before an audience of 15,000 about journalists’ role in rebuilding trust in facts. Some soundbites from 01:55.
The trouble with fighting fakes with facts
Europe’s fight against disinformation requires a trust in legitimate media, writes Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck.
Detecting fake news with Lie Detectors
Leipzig’s Festival of Light commemorates 1989 anniversary as powerful symbol of democracy (in German)
Media experts shine torch on fake news and propaganda (in German)
Schulprojekt: Mit Check gegen Fake-News
Truth defenders gather in Germany to challenge fake news and ’lying press’ smears
Lipsia. Combattere Fake-News Con L’Alfabetizzazione Digitale
PRESS RELEASE by Lie Detectors, Faktabaari & Savoir*Devenir: European Commission’s drive to tackle Fake News and Digital Disinformation needs fast action on education and independent funding guarantees
All Digital Summit
Lie Detectors’ team gave a lightning talk during the ALL DIGITAL Summit 2018 on how to break silos, build bridges and to boost trust in ethical journalism. The summit explored the significant role of digital skills to improve media literacy, addressing societal issues in a smart and inclusive way.
Feature Conference of Global MIL Week 2018
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck spoke at the Feature Conference of Global MIL Week 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania, making the point that if it cannot be for governments to decide what is true and what is false, and if self regulation and fact-checking is not enough, this means we also need media literacy.
Fact-checking in the EP: Views from the Ground
Lie Detectors participated in the panel “Spread of (dis)information – views from the academia and from the ground” during the event Fact-checking in the EP organised by the European Parliament this month, talking about media literacy’s critical role in the discussion on factchecking and about journalists’ role in bringing media literacy to life.
ARD-Aktuell, Lie Detectors present joint project in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
ARD-Aktuell and Lie Detectors presented their collaboration to teachers from the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Plenty of questions raised on news literacy for youngsters and an exciting new phase for us.
Fake news and online disinformation in the EU
Lie Detectors participated in a panel debate aimed at presenting the key initiatives and arguments in relation to fake news and online disinformation and to reflect on the way forward that was part of the College of Europe’s Executive Education summer courses.
Deutschlandfunk’s Kölner Forum für Journalismuskritik
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck was present during the “Kölner Forum für Journalismuskritik”, a forum taking a self-critical look at journalists’ own actions, to explain how Lie Detectors can help when parents and teachers do not always have the opportunity or the necessary knowledge to talk to the children about the media.
Media Literacy Expert Group of the European Commission
Media-literacy deliberations hosted by the European Commission included discussion on safeguarding independence of media literacy initiatives.
Lie Detectors at the annual Reporter-Forum Workshop in Hamburg
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck and former European Journalism Centre director Wilfried Ruetten made the case for journalists’ role in spreading media literacy to the next generation at a workshop of the annual Reporter-Forum in Hamburg.
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
Lie Detectors was invited by moderator Friederike Kärcher to present its work during the session “Four heroes against fake news: Standing up for the truth and against disinformation – creatively and sometimes unconventionally – across different cultures, societies and audiences.”
Education & critical thinking in the age of Fake News
Lie Detectors responded to the invitation of the European Parliament to participate in this debate aimed to reflect on the new role of education in developing resilience and critical thinking among children as the best way to enable healthy, well- informed and reliable societies.
From News Literacy to ‘Newsgames’:
Conversations Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
To celebrate World Press Freedom Day, Lie Detectors will participate on a panel alongside journalists from The Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the International Center for Journalists to focus on the role of press freedom internationally.
International Journalism Festival
LIE DETECTORS’ founder and director Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck discussed the options and pitfalls of improving news literacy in Europe during a one-hour session on Saturday, 14 April.
International Conference: Sociétés civiles, médias et pouvoirs publics : les démocraties face aux manipulations de l’information
At a closed-door session and conference hosted by France’s Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Lie Detectors CEO Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck presented take-aways from advisory report by the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Fake News, of which Lie Detectors is a member. Fellow panelists included Harlem Désir (OSCE representative for press freedom), Damian Collins (British MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee), and Bruno Studer (Chair of the National Assembly Committee for Cultural and Education affairs).
European Commission starts consultation to counter disinformation
The European Commission has designated the fight against online disinformation a priority. In order to start the process, it will host its “Multistakeholder Conference on fake news” on 13-14 November. LIE DETECTORS’ founder and director Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck will participate in a panel discussion offering solutions to the crisis of information on 13 November.
Leipziger Lichtfest – Leipzig Festival of Light
We were extremely honoured to participate in the moving commemoration of the acts of bravery by Leipzig’s citizens in 1989, which helped bring about the peaceful end of communism and usher in democracy. The organisers of this beautiful event this year chose a focus on media freedom.
Media Meets Literacy in Sarajevo
LIE DETECTORS was excited to present its concept at the Media Meets Literacy conference, which was opened by luminaries Evgeny Morozov and Megan Boler and included dozens of participants from around the world working in dynamic, creative ways to address the challenges of a changing media world.
Campfire Festival for Journalism and New Media
LIE DETECTORS founder and director Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck discussed the challenge of false information ahead of national elections alongside journalists Karolin Schwarz (Correctiv) and Ralf Paniczek (ZDF).
Inaugural legal conference on Law in an Age of Hyperconnectivity
LIE DETECTORS presented the legal challenges and prospects facing the fight against disinformation before an audience of lawyers, journalists and officials.
Media pluralism and the rule of law in the digital age
This informal expert seminar focused on the challenges faced in the context of growing media pluralism in order to debate what different actors may do to ensure the credibility of information, trust in the media and accurately informed political debate in the digital age. The seminar aimed to provide input for the dialogue of EU ministers in the General Affairs Council on 17 October 2017, on the topic of the role of the EU and the member states in ensuring trust in a pluralistic media in the digital age.
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck participated in a panel discussion on the role of media and social media in promoting political debate.