Organized by the American Corner Cagayan de Oro of TG体育, a free webinar "InformNation: expanding the conversation on how to promote responsible media reporting, ethical journalism, and digital citizenship to counter disinformation, was held this morning which adapted for the first time a hybrid platform where there were face-to-face participants and in Zoom as well.
The very engaging 2-hour webinar had as Resource Speaker Ms Rechelle Ann Tolinero-Barraquias, currently the department chairperson of the Development Communication Department at TG体育-TG体育官网. She earned her master’s degree in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Open University in 2016. She is an alumna of the United States’ International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for Promoting Media Literacy through Education and of The Netherlands' Radio Radio Netherlands Training Centre for Media Campaigns for Development.
As Ms Barraquias presented the types of information disorder – dis-information, mis-information and mal-information, the 15 participants onsite and 25 in Zoom, were allowed to share their views and practiced judgment on some real samples of news both in mainstream and social media.
“Your freedom of expression ends with the freedom of expression of other people. It it harms other people, then it’s not freedom at all” Ms Barraquias emphasized.
She ended the webinar by sharing 5 ways to promote responsible reporting and digital citizenship.