26 Jul 2019

CHRM2 Team on International Fake News Conference

Two CHRM2 researchers had presented their papers in, “International Conference on Fake News and Election in Asia” last week. This conference was held by Asia Centre and took place in Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University and Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand on 10th – 13th July 2019. Jember University has also being a co-host with another partner’s conference.

The first speaker from CHRM2 is Fenny Tria Yunita that concerning about digital democracy: the phenomenon of black campaign and hoax spreads towards 2019 presidential election in Indonesia and its relation between Indonesian Political Culture. The second speaker is Evyta Rosiyanti Ramadhani with her paper about a slogan that is utilized for spreads hoaxes on electronic and online media. More than 80 participants and 46 paper presenters, with 13 discussion panels had attended this conference.

This conference was followed by a presenter from various countries, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and many others. Besides having a presenter from Asia, this academic forum has also gathered the diverse perspective of fake news from American, African, and Europian participants in a plenary discussion.

All panel consisting lecturers, researchers, representatives of government institution (parliament and executive branch) NGO’s (Non-Government Organization) and also master or PhD candidates from the various university. This conference has opened by Executive Director of Asia Centre, Robin Ramcharan and first panels.

The Plenary Session and Panel Session were held by 3 days and it closed by Regional Director of Asia Centre Thailand and Malaysia, James Gomes with partnership meeting and dinner in Sukosol Hotel. This conference has generated recommendations, proceeding, and book project as a post-conference publication. In additional, Asia Centre also proposed a partnership for the next annual conference of Hate Speech in Asia in 2020.