UNESCO in collaboration with the Ministry of Information will launch the Khmer version of UNESCO’s handbook titled “Journalism, ‘Fake News and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training” next week.
According to a joint news release, the launching ceremony will take place at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra on July 23.
Written by experts, this handbook explores the very nature of journalism with modules on why trust matters; thinking critically about how digital technology and social platforms are conduits of the information disorder; fighting back against disinformation and misinformation through media and information literacy; fact-checking 101, social media verification and combatting online abuse, pointed out the same source.
“This model curriculum is an essential addition to teaching syllabi for all journalism educators, as well as practicing journalists and editors who are interested in information, how we share it and how we use it. It is mission critical that those who practice journalism understand and report on the new threats to trusted information. Health professionals, businesspeople, scientists, election monitors and others will also find it useful,” it added.
The event will bring together a number of media professionals, journalists, government officials, media stakeholders, and development partners, the news release concluded.