10 minutes read | First published: October 18, 2023
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🎉 OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MAREK TUSZYNSKI, IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE 25 LEADERS WORLDWIDE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET
Exciting news! Marek Tuszynski, our Executive Director and Co-founder, has been recognised by Mozilla's Rise 25 Awards as one of the visionary leaders actively shaping a more ethical, responsible, and inclusive future for the internet. The Awards recognised 25 game changers across five categories: activists, builders, artists, creators, and advocates. The five artists recognised, including Tuszynski, were honoured for creating innovative and thought-provoking digital artwork, using the internet as their canvas to inspire others and re-think what's possible online.
📹 Did you miss the Awards, and are you curious about the winners? You can watch the live-streamed Ceremony here.
Marek Tuszynski nominated as one of the Mozilla Rise 25 game changers, in the artist category
Marek Tuszynski interviewed by Sophie Beren, founder of The Conversationalist
💡 NEW ESSAY ON HOW TECHNOLOGY DEFINES OUR UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONSES TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE CRISIS
How does technology define how we perceive our role in the world under crisis? “There Is Plastic In The Clouds”, the new piece by our Executive Director Marek Tuszynski, explores the answer to this question through the collision between two types of acceleration: first, the dominance of technology as the solution to everything and second, the worsening of the environmental and climate change. This piece includes examples of how technology can be used as a tool of hope, to fix the fixable, to make escape plans, and to imagine different futures.
📢 THE COLLABORATIVE AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM INITIATIVE (CIJI) IS BACK!
Through training, resources, investigation and networking opportunities, the initiative will continue working closely with independent media outlets and journalists to strengthen the collaborative journalism ecosystem. Led by Delfi, Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Fundacja Reporterow (FR), OBC Transeuropa (OBCT), Reporters Without Borders (RSF), and Tactical Tech (TT), CIJI boosts collaboration and knowledge exchange across Eastern Europe, connecting journalists from the Baltics to Southeastern Europe. Find out more about the initiative here.
Visual diseminating the information about the Collaborative and Investigative JOurnalism Initiative.
TOOLBOX TO BATTLE MISINFORMATION🧰
We have created a special section that includes practical resources to help you navigate the complex information landscape by providing information on how mis and disinformation work and what we can do about it.
✅ GUIDE: 6 TIPS TO STEER CLEAR OF MISINFORMATION ONLINE. Today, recognising misinformation, hoaxes, intentionally misleading or poorly researched content, and unreliable sources while getting information online is more important than ever. These are simple steps to ask critical questions and stay vigilant. Read the guide here.
✅ GUIDE: IS WHAT YOU SEE REALLY WHAT YOU GET? Explore visual misinformation. How can you ensure what you see is reliable? Visual misinformation is easy to create, like cropping a photo to change its context. This guide helps you recognise visual misinformation and verify what you see. Read the guide here.
✅ EXHBITION: THE GLASS ROOM. MISINFORMATION EDITION. What role do new technologies and social media platforms play in how misinformation spreads and its impact on our culture, politics and society? This exhibition explores what misinformation is, why it’s shared and how it spreads. Explore here.
✅ E-LEARNING COURSE: THE DIGITAL ENQUIRER KIT. This e-learning course guides learners through lessons on how to prevent the spread of misinformation. It covers topics including media literacy, verification, and how to navigate the internet safely. Explore the platform here.
✅ WORKSHOP OUTLINE: SHAPING NARRATIVES. This outline workshop can be used and adapted by educators and moderators to invite young people to reflect on the importance of fact-checking statements on headlines since they can shape our understanding of reality. Discover the outline here.
✅ WORKSHOP OUTLINE: MAPPING DISINFORMATION.HOW TO TRACK DISINFORMATION NETWORKS. Facilitators can use this workshop to introduce the basics of networked disinformation and manipulation campaigns and help participants acquire a methodology for discovering, mapping and tracking disinformation networks in different languages and contexts. Check the workshop here.
OPEN CALLS 📢
🤝 OPPORTUNITY FOR MEDIA ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2023
Attention all the media organisations working in collaborative & investigative journalism! The Collaborative Investigative Journalism Initiative (CIJI) launched a call for applications to support three regional media hubs in Europe. Apply to this opportunity and benefit from financial support, training, resource sharing, collaborations and access to innovative methods & techniques. Apply here.
🔍 PHD POSITIONS IN ARTISTIC RESEARCH. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 12, 2023
The Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, a department of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), seeks applicants interested in exploring key aspects of the relationships between art, technology, and society. Find out more about the three fixed-term, three-year PhD positions in artistic research.
EVENTS THAT EMPOWER YOU 💡
[FESTIVAL 🎨] KIKK FESTIVAL. BODIES OF WATER. NAMUR, WALLONIA, BELGIUM. OCTOBER 26 - 29, 2023
Over 35 speakers, 40 artworks, 35 prototypes and 25k visitors will be part of this international festival of digital and creative cultures that explores the crossovers between art, science and technology. Don't miss out on the talk "And so what?" hosted by Tactical Tech's Executive Director Marek Tuszynski on October 26. Participants will learn how to craft powerful and compelling stories around technology. Get tickets here and learn more about the session.
Video by KIKK Festival.
[CONFERENCE 🙋] CLIMATE ARENA CONFERENCE. VIENNA, AUSTRIA. NOVEMBER 10–11, 2023
Are you ready to attend the conference where journalists and scientists collaborate to investigate the climate crisis? Register and join our Exposing the Invisible workshop “A safety mindset for climate investigators: Addressing risk as a team" on November 10 at 16:00. Register here.
[ONLINE CONFERENCE 🙋] FACTS AND CONTEXTS MATTER MEDIA LITERACY IN EAST ASIA AND EUROPE. OCTOBER 28, 2023
The Goethe-Institut, in collaboration with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, will jointly host this online conference focused on the spread of misinformation, disinformation and hate speech online, especially during decisive events like elections, natural disasters, or times of crisis, and the potential for interventions to confront this issue. Experts from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Germany will discuss how civil society, journalists, and regulators deal with this phenomenon in their regions and discuss their methods. Join the conference here.
[CONFERENCE TAKEAWAYS 📚] GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE- GIJC 2023
This past 19-22 September 2023, Tactical Tech attended the 2023 GIJC in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference was a valuable platform to exchange insights and discuss how to strengthen the investigative ecosystem. Check out the extensive list of resources from the event here.
THE GLASS ROOM IS TRAVELLING ACROSS THE WORLD ✨
Where can you see The Glass Room Misinformation Edition right now?
📍 FAKE NEWS. LA FÁBRICA DE MENTIRAS. ESPACIO FUNDACIÓN TELEFÓNICA, MADRID, SPAIN. UNTIL NOVEMBER 19, 2023
Among its 120+ installations, you'll also find our The Glass Room: Misinformation Edition apps! More information here.
📍 THE GLASS ROOM: MISINFORMATION EDITION AT THE BIOMEDICAL LIBRARY OF GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY. GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN. OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 27, 2023
How do we know if an image we see on social media is real? What information do we see in our feeds, and what do we miss? Take part in the exhibition to engage in the discussion. More info here.
📍 THE GLASS ROOM: MISINFORMATION EDITION AT THE PHILIPPINE MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY SUMMIT FAIR 2023. MANILA, PHILIPPINES. OCTOBER 27, 2023
Get ready for the first-ever Philippine MIL Summit Fair, where you will enjoy different interactive booths, exhibits, games and activities while learning how to boost your digital safety, combat disinformation, uphold online free speech and much more! Learn more about the Summit that will host The Glass Room and the What The Future Wants Exhibitions. Register here.
📍 THE GLASS ROOM: MISINFORMATION EDITION AT EUROPE HOUSE VELES, MACEDONIA. UNTIL NOVEMBER 6, 2023
Organised by the Delegation of the European Union in Skopje and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) at the Europe House in Veles, this space is dedicated to the youth community to promote conversations and invite young people to reflect on their digital lives.
📍THE GLASS ROOM: COMMUNITY EDITION AT EUROPE HOUSE SKOPJE, MACEDONIA. OCTOBER 25, 2023
"The Digital World – Personal Data Trap", a brand-new Community Edition exhibition, will open its doors to young visitors at the Europe House in Skopje, the youth hub created by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia to provide a space for youth to fosters critical debates and discussions. The exhibition is organised by our partners, the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia. More info.
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🌟 THE INTERNET AND SOCIETY CENTER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ROSARIO: WORKING WITH WOMEN EDUCATORS OF THE WAYUU INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY IN COLOMBIA TO BATTLE MISINFORMATION
ISUR seeks to generate greater knowledge about the Internet and best practices by the governement, private sector and civil society, which promote respect for human rights, technological empowerment and democratization of knowledge and information in Colombia and Latin America.
ISUR and Wikimedia Colombia organised hands-on workshops on misinformation and fact-checking for the Wayuu women educators to equip them with essential concepts and verification tools to navigate the complex information landscape. Leveraging the Exposing the Invisible Kit, they created educational activities specifically geared towards verifying locally relevant news. The educators who joined the events were equipped with tools to disseminate fact-checking concepts in classrooms, supporting their students in navigating the world of information.