220 young leaders in Malaysia, interested in futures in politics, participated in online workshops on media and data literacy to learn what they can do to help ensure that a healthy information ecosystem thrives in the country.
The annual Media Toptoo (“Media Gathering”), hosted by Internews in Kyrgyzstan, is the leading event for news professionals in the country. Now in its third year, for the first time the event was held completely online, in order to adapt to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis.
Internews conducted a community engagement campaign in the Bicol region and in La Union Province in the Philippines, engaging with local content producers, journalists and students, to raise awareness on the impact of social media and the importance of verified information.
Being data-literate is a crucial skill for young people to be able to independently evaluate the validity and trustworthiness of a news source.