To provide donors, practitioners and academia insights and knowledge to assist the sector in better planning, designing, implementing and measuring the impact of mis/disinformation programmes by discussing:
Approaches and methodologies used in media assistance programmes to tackle mis/disinformation
What has been successful in different environments, where there are still challenges
What forms of evidence and research still need to be developed
How to better collect, share and use data and evidence from current programmes that can influence policy priorities as well as implementation strategies.
Keynote presentations and case studies presented in the main part of the meeting are on the record.
When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
The meeting will be recorded for the purposes of record-keeping and to enable accurate reporting. The video will never be shared or published.
These meetings are not for the solicitation of funding.
The Challenges of Evaluating Countering Disinformation Programs: A Working Paper
Susan Abbott, consultant, co-chair of the Media Sector Development Working Group of The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Katerina Tsetsura, Ph.D., Gaylord Family Professor of Strategic Communication, University of Oklahoma, Independent Consultant, Research, Measurement, Monitoring, and Evaluation
You can download the draft work paper from the link below:
Countering Disinformation Monitoring and Evaluation Working Paper - Susan Abbott and Katerina Tsetsura - 16 June 2021.pdf
PLEASE NOTE: This a draft creating for discussion and comment purposes only.
BREAKOUT GROUPS (16:00-16.40)
A series of case studies and presentations of research and policy papers were prepared for participants to watch in preparation for the meeting to allow for more discussion in the meeting itself.
Each group was tasked with responding to the following questions:
Which responses to disinformation are effective in which circumstances? And why? Why have some responses been more effective than others?
What are your main challenges when working on responses to disinformation? How can they be overcome?
What are your recommendations for the media development and journalism support community (donors, funders, implementers, practitioners)? What should we do next? And how should we do it? Research? Evidence sharing? Data gathering?
BREAKOUT GROUP 1 - Content
Supporting journalism, counter-narratives, reporting on misinformation.
Chair: Mira Milosevic, Executive Director, Global Forum for Media Development
Recommended viewing for all breakout groups: Content, production and audiences
As this policy paper from ARIJ and this research from Media Matters for Democracy addresses the topics of all breakout groups, we recommend that all participants watch these presentations (as well as read the paper and research.)
If you don’t make a selection, note that we will assign you to one of the groups.
Reporting from the groups and conclusions (16.40-17:00)
After the meeting, GFMD will share a report of the presentations, keynote and discussions in the breakout group. This will include proposals for future research, collaboration, learning and information sharing.
REPORT FROM OUR PREVIOUS EVENT: Theories of change and impact measurement