Event: Fake News versus Good Journalism

In the current battle between Fake News and good, accurate journalism, how can we ensure that good journalism wins?

Venue: Kosmopol, Fiolstræde 44, 1171 Copenhagen K, Denmark (by Nørreport Station)
When: 5 April 2017 from 9:30 – 12:00

Join IMS and our Danish and international panel of experts on 5 April to discuss the proliferation of Fake News, and what it means for the erosion of public trust in mainstream media and democratic institutions. What are the tools available to counter this trend, and do they work? What can the world of professional journalists learn from the media situation in Russia, where journalists maneuver in an environment where fake news and kompromat is rife?


Roman Dobrokhotov, Russian journalist and editor of the Russian language Moscow-based online media The Insider. Twitter: @Dobrokhotov

Alistair Shawcross, Researcher affiliated with the Arena venture, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), dedicated solely to the issue of disinformation and 21st century propaganda. Alistair is also the author of the report Facts We Can Believe In: How to Make Fact-Checking Better. Twitter: @ali_shawx

Lisbeth Knudsen, senior journalist and editor of the respected analytical online Danish media Mandag Morgen which has established TjekDet, a fact-checking unit Twitter: @KnudsenLisbeth

Mark Lee Hunter, award-winning Paris-based investigative journalist and Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD Business School Social Innovation Centre. Author of “The Power is Everywhere” about stakeholder-driven media. Twitter: @MarkLeeHunter

Henrik Grunnet, moderator and IMS Programme Manager and an investigative journalism specialist. Twitter: @forfreemedia


Venue: Kosmopol, Fiolstræde 44, 1171 København K (by Nørreport Station)

Date: Wednesday 5 April 2017 from 9:30 – 12:00

To participate, you need to register with Gerd Kieffer (gki@mediasupport.org) by 3 April.

The debate is in English.