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Economics reporting: so mistreated, yet so needed

Economics reporting: so mistreated, yet so needed

At a time where opinionated narratives seem to prevail over facts, it is increasingly difficult for business-reporters to explain to their readers complex economical. A panel of experts explored the challenges and solutions in this area.
Journalism as activism: Examples from Africa

Journalism as activism: Examples from Africa

The world is seeing more journalists who are activists. They become so whenever they touch uncomfortable and unpopular topics or when they endanger their safety just to denounce regimes, situations, and dangerous figures. This is the case of some of the speakers on this panel headed by Antonella Sinopoli. Andrew M. Mwenda is a Ugandan...
Something old, something new: digital media and the coverage of climate change

Something old, something new: digital media and the coverage of climate change

During the campaigns for the U.S. presidential elections and the Brexit referendum, news media hardly mentioned climate change. How to make this topic interesting for young people?
Interview with Zaina Erhaim: covering the Syrian war as a journalist, activist and woman

Interview with Zaina Erhaim: covering the Syrian war as a journalist, activist and woman

Zaina Erhaim, Syrian journalist and activist, narrates all the difficulties a Syrian national encounters while covering the war.
Hacking democracy? Wikileaks, Russian hackers and the US elections

Hacking democracy? Wikileaks, Russian hackers and the US elections

A panel of experts at #IJF17 discussed the impact hacking can have on the democratic process, focusing on the DNC leaks of July 2016.
The unwinnable game: the British Press and Brexit

The unwinnable game: the British Press and Brexit

The British popular press applauded the results of the EU referendum held in June 2016: they had played the long game and were finally being repaid for all their efforts.
How throttling internet has become a way of censorship in Turkey

How throttling internet has become a way of censorship in Turkey

Journalists and researchers explain why internet shutdowns in Turkey are making it harder for journalists to do their job hence are significantly limiting freedom of expression in the country.
Pollsters versus media, better understanding for better information

Pollsters versus media, better understanding for better information

Pollsters and media practitioners discuss why polls have failed to predict the results of major recent events such as the US elections or the Brexit referendum.
An interview with Firas Fayyad: the Last Men in Aleppo

An interview with Firas Fayyad: the Last Men in Aleppo

Syrian filmmaker Firas Fayyad talks about his country's civil war and the importance of looking at the consequences of civilians rather than the political games.
The algorithm medley: explaining facebook.tracking.exposed

The algorithm medley: explaining facebook.tracking.exposed

Claudio Agosti put forward his view that the Facebook algorithm should allow for more diversity. His facebook.tracking.exposed dataset is being built to provide for a wealth of data which can be deployed by users to see from "the eyes of the others."
How news feed works

How news feed works

False news is a very significant challenge and Facebook is trying to handle it with a new tool it recently introduced, which aims at spotting and flagging hoaxed news and news designed to mislead people. According to Adam Mosseri, Vice President of Product at Facebook, the problem of false news should be taken very seriously and Facebook...