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Thursday, June 13 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Know Thy Enemy: Narrative framing, storytelling, and tech in the disinformation age

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From synthetic media to audience research on the effectiveness of human rights messages to the "dos and don'ts" of framing, Know Thy Enemy will act as a primer on fighting disinformation. In particular, the session will address three key ingredients in the disinformation campaigner's "recipe book"— narrative framing, tech manipulation, and message spread—while highlighting the successful steps that some organizations are taking to address the phenomenon more effectively.

Know Thy Enemy will explore common issues civil society organizations face with regard to disinformation. It will include time for attendees to raise issues their organization is facing with regard to disinformation, as well as time to brainstorm with panelists about how to address those issues. This session will be especially helpful to organizational communications representatives, media/storytelling strategists, and anyone interested in developing strategic narratives.

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Michael Braithwaite

Director of Narrative Strategy, New Media Advocacy Project
A writer by trade, Michael has worked as a freelance journalist, fundraiser, and for more than ten years, as a communications professional. She's interested in applying narrative change and media theory to human rights, LGBTQ rights, gender equality/equity, and youth advocacy. Michael... Read More →

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Sam Gregory

Program Director, WITNESS
In short....video, human rights, deepfakes, media manipulation, citizen participation, role of companies, AI, live video and experiential activismIn "long"...Sam Gregory is an award-winning technologist, media-maker, and advocate, and Program Director of WITNESS (www.witness.org) which helps people use video and technology to defend human rights. Founded after the Rodney King incident, WITNESS has 30 years of experience in 100+ countries, supporting critical uses of video to secure accountability, reaching millions of people with skills and tools, engaging... Read More →
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Liba Beyer

Director Global Campaigns, Human Rights Watch
I lead Human Rights Watch's digital advocacy campaigning and a host of other public engagement initiatives including a persuasion lab to move hearts and minds on human rights values, social media ad buy & ethics R&D for human rights, evaluating impact in communications and audience... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Oya 2 (Laico)