Defending Democracy through Media Literacy II
(Sept. 10-11 , 2019)
- Content of Workshop: The workshop focused on identifying ways that disinformation can influence democratic elections and assessing media literacy campaign results, providing a platform for governments and civil society to cooperate on effective initiatives to strengthen democracy. “A well-informed citizenry that can effectively distinguish between credible and false reports is a citizenry that is better prepared to vote intelligently and hold their leaders accountable,” said AIT Director Brent Christensen during the opening ceremony.
- Key Attendees: Legislative Speaker Su Chia-chyuan, MOFA Minister Joseph Wu, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby, Sweden’s Representative to Taiwan Hakan Jevrell, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Deputy Representative Shigehiro Nishiumi, National Democratic Institute Vice President Shari Bryan, AIT Director Brent Christensen
- Number of Participating Countries: 12
- Guest Co-host: Sweden
Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu gave remarks to open the event.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Scott Busby(From left to right), AIT Director Brent Christensen , Sweden's Representative to Taiwan Hakan Jevrell, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Deputy Representative Shigehiro Nishiumi.