rai saxa rubra33025th January 2019
RAI Saxa Rubra’s Production Center
Rome, Italy

In this time of frequent fake news competing with quality journalism this workshop, led by journalists and European experts, will show delegates how to deal with and verify these confusing contents.

The workshop aims to give a wide overview - from regions to Europe - of the fake news phenomenon, and proposes concrete examples of how public broadcasters can tackle this issue. It will also try to answer the question: “Are European institutions helping out public broadcasters to control the fake news stream?”.

Programme

Venue: Meeting room at RAI, Largo Willy De Luca, 4 – Building G room 201 – Rome

10.00 – 10.15 Alessandro Baracchini, Editor-in–chief of RAI News24’s Foreign Desk
Introduction of the keynote speakers

10.15 - 10:30 Opening session – Simona Martorelli, Deputy Director of RAI’s International Relations and European Affairs
Welcome address and presentation of RAI

A round table will follow: everybody introduces him/herself explaining shortly goals and ideas expected from this workshop.

10.45 – 11.20 Carlo de Blasio, Vice Director of TGR (RAI Regional Newsrooms)
Advantages and downsides of regional journalism in the news verification

Following: questions and exchange of ideas

11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break

11.45 – 12.30 Simona Martorelli, Deputy Director of RAI’s International Relations and European Affairs
A European perspective: the role of Public Service media and the policy options to tackle the fake news problem

Following: questions and exchange of ideas

12:45 - 13:45 Buffet lunch

13:45 –14.30 Claudio Cappon – COPEAM Secretary General
The need of trust in journalism: an overview on some initiatives and the JTI (Journalism Trust Indicators)

Following: questions and exchange of ideas

14.30 – 15.15 Antonio Di Bella – Director of RAI News 24 (RAI’s all-news channel)
Fast but reliable. A new media responsibility
Following: questions and exchange of ideas

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break

Round-up discussion
What are the lessons drawn from today’s discussions?

16.00 End of the meeting

After the workshop, a tour of the “RAI News Village” (RAI’s production centre) is planned to allow colleagues to see the news production flow “live”.

Accommodation in Rome can be booked at RAI’s recommended hotel Hotel Donna Laura Palace Hotel, Lungotevere delle Armi 21, Rome at a negotiated price of 80,- € for a double with single use, VAT and breakfast included + 6,- € city tax/day (additional). Transportation between hotel and RAI’s production centre will be organised by RAI.

A maximum of 15 places are available for our members on a first come, first served basis. 

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Please return applications to Brigitte Waltsburger at:
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