The 2019 Global Conference for Media Freedom: London 2019 was held in London on the 10th and 11th. The “fake news” that has attracted attention in recent years has become an important topic in the conference.
The conference was attended by more than 100 countries, about 60 heads of the ministry and more than 1,500 journalists and members of the civic community. In addition to fake news, the conference topics include discussion of media freedom in all regions of the world, the role of public media, and the safety of journalists in war-torn areas such as women journalists and the Middle East and North Africa.
British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said today that the conference will convey a message not only the message of the Western countries but a universal value, that is, media freedom can not only protect the public from the power of power, but also assist Play the potential of a country. The ability of accountability and supervision of the free media is the most powerful guardian against the dark side of power.
Hande pointed out that the top 10 countries with the most free media in the world have given birth to 120 Nobel Prize winners. For example, Norway, with a population of only 5 million, gave birth to 13 winners.
He also said that the freedom of the media is closely related to combating corruption. Of the top 10 most corrupt countries in the Transparency International Corruption Index, seven of them are in the top 10 in the World Press Freedom Index. Similarly, four of the 10 most corrupt countries are also in the bottom 10 of the Press Freedom Index.
This meeting, in cooperation with the Canadian government, will be moved to Canada next year to hold a follow-up meeting. Hante, who is running a conservative leader, also smiled and said: “I hope to participate as the British Prime Minister.”
In recent years, the United Kingdom has been working hard to crack down on fake news. The government announced on the 7th that it plans to spend 18 million pounds (about NT$ 740 million) for three years to resist the increasingly false and false news in Eastern Europe and to support it in the west. Independent media in the Balkans, reporting on neutral content.
In the meeting, a special forum was held to invite journalists and officials from Slovakia and Ukraine to discuss the topic of fake news and how to stop it.
Courtney Radsch, director of the Initiatives for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), based in New York, said that in fact, “fake news is not news.” The spread of false information has long appeared, but with the recent news of fake news The more countries, the more laws are adopted.
But she said that the relevant legislation may become a double-faced blade, but instead become a tool for the government to block the dissidents’ mouths. She used her long-standing Egypt as an example. Egypt passed a new law last year, allowing the government to punish media that publishes fake news and block social software accounts. It is worrying that “fake news” may become a blind eye to suppress dissidents.
Redzi also mentioned that the “Washington Daily” counted the number of false or misleading statements by US President Trump, but was awarded the annual holiday news award by Trump, but the real falsehood is actually from the population of Trump. Said in the statement, appealing to politicians should pay attention to the speech.
Umine Dzhaparova, the deputy news minister of Ukraine, mentioned Russia’s fake news penetration of Ukraine, including the creation of false community accounts to spread rumors.
She said that she used to live in Crimea. When Crimea was incorporated into Russia in 2014, Russia took brainwashing measures and sent teachers to primary schools to universities and other educational institutions. Infuse the benefits of Russian rule and discredit Ukraine.
Zapalalova said that the terrible thing about fake news is not to tell you directly that “this cup of water is actually wine”, but to make yourself suspicious in various ways, asking yourself: “Is this glass really water? “?, to achieve its purpose.