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Online Session 2: Webinar

Risks and challenges: Communicating to audiences in the global media environment


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Webinar: Global communications and audiences:

Propaganda, fake news & AI censorship

Date: 28 March 2022 (Monday)
Time: London 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | Singapore 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Melbourne 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Co-Host

Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group

The Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group is an academic collaborative project that aims to further the study and practice of digital diplomacy. The group has been carrying out research into three distinct areas: the use of digital tools to enhance diplomatic activities pertaining to consular affairs, crisis communication and public diplomacy; the impact of the next generation of digital technologies on diplomacy, including virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain technology; and the impact of algorithms, disinformation and echo chambers on diplomatic activity. The group was also awarded a research grant from the Philligence Fund to examine ways in which diplomats can use digital tools to stem the tide of online hate and misleading information.


Interactive Practitioner Panel 

The panel will explore how a rise in new disinformation and propaganda tools, bots and fake news might affect museum global communications by disrupting the flow of global information exchange and accelerating anxiety, negative sentiment and cross-cultural misunderstanding among online participants.

Grey Yeoh
International Development Consultant (Asia) for the Australia Council for the Arts
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Sheldon Paquin
Partnerships Manager with the Science Museum Group

Interactive Data Panel 

The panel will discuss critical issues around data privacy, ethics, provenance and equity, data access and censorship. It will explore sensitive questions concerning museums online users’ data collection, circulation and employment for political purposes. 

Jamila Jordan
Business Systems Analyst at the Ministry of Justice - New Zealand
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Katharina E. Höne
Director of Research at DiploFoundation
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How-To Discussion Forum

The discussion forum will feature expert guest speakers to share their ideas, suggestions, action plans and pieces of advice  on dealing with misinformation and fake news, understanding data biases and provenance and combating digital misrepresentation and propaganda. It will also offer a space for museum professionals to share insights into how they navigate the complexities of a highly saturated global information space and how they protect their digital audiences from online communication risks.

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Alisar Mustafa (she/her)
Responsible Innovation Consultant
Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt
Professor in Media and Communication at Malmö University
T.J. Thomson
Senior Lecturer, Visual Communication & Media at QUT (Queensland University of Technology)
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