Project Description

On June 24, 2020 DKI-APCSS faculty Dr. Elizabeth Kunce of the College of Security Studies and Ms. Mary Markovinovic, Chief of Public Affairs virtually sat down with Ms. Meghann Rhynard-Geil, Humanitarian Director at Internews as part of the DKI-APCSS educational series on disinformation. The topic of discussion was Internews’ capacity building work and how this helps to counter the negative effects of misinformation and disinformation.

Internews is an international nonprofit organization that has been working for more than 35 years to support “healthy media and information environments” with a current presence in some 85 countries. Internews seeks to empower “people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account.”

Key topics covered during our conversation:  

  1. The work of Internews and the greatest challenges to capacity building in media right now;
  2. Internews’ Rumor Tracking Methodology and its application on the ground; &
  3. How Internews is addressing COVID Infodemic.

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