Africa Factchecking Fellowship Cameroon.

#AFFCameroon Conference

Conference Theme:Towards a synergy of actions against mis/disinformation and the spread of hate speech for peace and development in Cameroon

Happening on November 18-19, 2022, in Hotel Djeuga Palace Yaounde, Cameroon.

Africa Factchecking Fellowship

For the past two years, #defyhatenow initiated the Africa Fact-checking Fellowship – #AFFCameroon quarterly program, which aims to train media professionals in online fact-checking and hate speech detection. #AFFCameroon aims to promote fact-checking, data journalism and digital rights among journalists, bloggers and content creators in Africa. This initiative comes in an environment marked by a proliferation of misleading speech, fabrication of information, photos, videos, deep fake, troll sharing, creation of fake accounts, online scams, slanderous, hateful and dangerous speech on social media aimed at individuals and/or inter-ethnic communities.

Objectives

Main Conference Objective

Create and strengthen a synergy of actions to reduce the negative effects of mis/disinformation on lasting peace and social cohesion.

Specific Objectives

  • Initiate an action plan for a coordinated response against mis/disinformation, defining joint responses between the different stakeholders
  • Reduce the gap between perceptions and reality as observed on the ground while tackling the challenges of mis/disinformation as threats to peace with the aid of Fact Checking
  • Promote digital, media and information literacy among public and private entities and open access to information of organisations
  • Initiate advocacy for a legal framework and regulatory mechanisms on mis/disinformation and personal data protection

Who Should Attend?

  • Public and private institutions 
  • Diplomatic missions 
  • International and regional organizations 
  • Civil society organizations 
  • Educational institutions 
  • Media professionals and associations 
  • #AFFCameroon Fellows

Challenging mis/dis/malinformation & hate speech in Cameroon

Conference Schedule

#AFFConference full schedule of keynotes, sessions & workshops

8H00 - 9H00Hall Wouri
Host
Host

#Civic Watch Cameroon

Arrival and Registration

Arrival and registration of participants
9H00 - 10H30Hall Sanaga
Moderator

Opening Ceremony

Protocol stage;
  1. Welcome address by the Country Manager of #defyhatenow_WCA /President of Civic Watch.
  2. Remarks, co-Founder of r0g_agency & #defyhatenow initiative. 
  3. Remarks, EU Ambassador to Cameroon.
  4. Opening Statement by the Minister of Communication.
Key note Addresses
Inaugural round table
10H30 - 11H00Hotel

Coffee Break

11H00 - 13H00

Morning Concurrent Sessions

Hall Sanaga
Facilitators

Plenary session

Countering misinformation at the heart of economic intelligence:
  • Access to credible data as a vector for competitiveness and growth
  • Digital payment systems: mechanisms for countering cyber criminality & for privacy and data protection
  • FDI and misinformation
Hall Baloua
Facilitators

Workshop Session

CSOs, media, State: Towards a coordination of actions for the promotion of open governance as a solution to disinformation in Cameroon.
Hall Rhumsiki
Facilitators

MasterClass Session

Techniques and tools for fact checking in data management: Acquiring the skills needed for fact checking.
13H00 - 14H00Hotel

Lunch Break

14H00 - 16H00

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Hall Sanaga
Facilitators

Plenary Session

Sharing experiences: Digital and access to information: the role and impact of tools/devices/initiatives to fight disinformation and hate speech in Cameroon.
Hall Baloua
Facilitators

Workshop Session

What measures to mitigate the structural causes of misinformation in the media and information industry.
Hall Rhumsiki
Facilitators

MasterClass Session

Cyber security and hacking: Avoiding the traps of scammers and protecting your privacy and personal data online.
8H00 - 9H00Hall Wouri
Host
Host

#Civic Watch Cameroon

Arrival and Registration

Arrival and registration of participants
9H00 – 11H00
.

Morning Concurrent Sessions;

Hall Sanaga
Facilitators

Plenary Session

The Fight against misinformation: What perspectives of support and accompaniment to promote at national and sub-regional level.
Hall Baloua
Facilitators

Workshop Session

The contribution of fact-checking in the fight against infodemia and the strengthening of the public health information system in Cameroon.
Hall Rhumsiki
Facilitators

MasterClass Session

Transiting from mainstream to digital: strategies and techniques for producing engaging and lucrative content on the web.
11H00 - 11H30Hotel

Coffee Break

11H30 - 13H00
.

Mid-morning Concurrent Sessions;

Hall Sanaga
Facilitators

Plenary Session

The promotion of Media and Information Literacy towards the development of the educational system in Cameroon.
Hall Baloua
Facilitators

Workshop Session

Disinformation & e-reputation: What strategies to improve the brand identity of corporations in Cameroon.
Hall Rhumsiki
Facilitators

Masterclass Session

Prebunking vs. Debunking: Breakdown or Complementarity in the practice of fact checking.
13H00 - 14H00Hall: Wouri

Lunch Break

14H00 - 15H30
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Afternoon Concurrent Sessions;

Hall Rhumsiki
Facilitators

MasterClass Session

E-citizenship and misinformation: the role of content creators in promoting responsible citizenship.
Hall Sanaga
Facilitators

Plenary Session

Data gathering and management in the public health research and response system: Impacts and perspectives.
Hall Baloua
Facilitators

Workshop Session

Reshaping the Practice of Journalism for the Promotion of Democracy and Peace: Promoting Investigative Journalism and the Media's Contribution to Conflict Mitigation
  • - Protection of media professionals and sources
  • - Improving digital rights
15H30 - 16H00Hall Sanaga
Moderator

Entertainment

16H00 - 17H00Hall Sanaga
Moderator

Closing Ceremony and Awarding of prizes to winners #AFFCameroon

Speakers

Well known fact checkers , peace builders and social change experts from Cameroon and beyond

#AFFCameroon Alumni Reactions

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Hotel Djeuga Palace Yaounde

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