We'll have two 'study group' gatherings in July!
ANNIE Connect will meet in-person in Tokyo, Japan, on 8th and online on 21st
Summer (or winter, if you’re from the southern hemisphere) is conference season.
There are lots of workshops, seminars, and other events and activities on media literacy education, journalism, and related field in the coming months in Asia.
I know some of us will be joining Global Fact 10 in Seoul, South Korea, at the end of the month and/or the Forum on Fact-checking in Asia in Taipei, Taiwan, in early July (yes, I am also excited that many conferences are now in-person in Asia, too!).
ANNIE is also organising two ‘study groups’ in July, as previously announced in the Toolkit webinar in May.
Virtual meeting on July 21
On July 21, we will have our virtual ANNIE Connect gathering from 14:30 to 15:30 Hong Kong Time (GMT+8), titled “Is it A NICE source? Teaching how to evaluate information sources”.
As its name suggests, I will demonstrate a couple of activities I use in my teaching of the method of source evaluation I discussed in our newsletter last month.
If you’re interested, please register in advance with the link below:
Our plan is to have ANNIE Connect meeting once a month on the third Friday.
The registration link will sign you up for 10 meetings until April 2024, but of course, there is no obligation for you to attend all of them. Please just show up when you can.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to our Zoom meeting.
In-person study group in Tokyo, Japan, on July 8
ANNIE’s Advisory Council members are getting together in Tokyo next month.
We will be hosting a mini-conference on July 8 in the afternoon (14:00-18:00) titled “Study group: Teaching news literacy and fact-checking in Asia”.
You can read the details of the event, including the schedule and speakers’ bios, in the Google Doc below (the registration link is placed on top):
If you are interested and happen to be in Tokyo, please register and come say hi. Or, if you know someone who lives there and might be interested, please spread the word.
We will have the following three sessions, all in English (no Japanese translation):
14:20 - 15:20 | Creative methods to teach news/media literacy in Asia
15:40 - 16:40 | Approaches to student-driven fact-checking
17:00 - 18:00 | Challenges in working with (or against) the authorities
There will be more than a dozen speakers (media educators, fact-checkers, and students) from nine different APAC countries on the panel.
Registration form: https://forms.gle/3isbh9hmHTHKgYNr6
I can really feel that COVID-19 is finally behind us.
I hope to see as many of you at one of the above events or other conferences in the near future to exchange ideas and catch up!