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Producing Media to Counter Disinformation

RNW Media

Short summary 

We are in the midst of an information crisis. Facts, our most trusted tool, are now often not powerful enough to persuade. So, when facts and fact-checking alone is not enough, what else can be done to turn the tide? As targets of state-sponsored or hate-group online trolling, civil society actors face intimidation and lack the proper tools, knowledge, or support mechanisms that can help them fight back. Given the growth of disinformation, targeted campaigns and smear tactics used online, it is becoming crucial for CSOs to learn the tools in countering disinformation.  

What capacity strengthening support can we provide on this topic?  

RNW Media has provided countering disinformation training for the last 5 years and has developed practical toolkits for journalists and those working in the digital information space. Our trainings have been applied and used in 22 countries fighting a range of disinformation issues from LGBTQI+ exclusion, anti-abortion campaigns and Covid-19 disinformation. 

Our training equips you with the practical tools to combat disinformation, build counter-narratives, utilize fact-checking tools, and increase outreach in local media. Combining innovative techniques on media literacy, alternate messaging and campaigning, we showcase what can be done to fight back.  

Our approach enables you to:  

  • Unpack the causes and drivers of mis-, dis- and mal-information 
  • Create effective strategies that address the root of hate messaging linked to SRHR content 
  • Explore techniques on how to design emotional counter narratives using effective examples 
  • Use influencer networks and amplification to spread positive alternate messaging 

What could the CS look like?  

  • We facilitate an interactive 5-day training (4hrs/day in person, blended or online), accompanied by an e-learning component 
  • Depending on your specific goals, we can provide coaching in developing positive alternate messaging 

What tools are available?  

  • E-learning component on our Online Learning Academy with learning content, case studies & practical templates 

What languages can this CS support be provided in?  English and French

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