Contest for “The Best Social Video on Impact of Fake News on Elections”
Developments in the last few years have placed journalism under fire. A range of factors are transforming the communications landscape, raising questions about the quality, impact and credibility of journalism. At the same time, orchestrated campaigns are spreading untruths - disinformation, mal-information and misinformation - that are often unwittingly shared on social media
The UNESCO Office in Tashkent announces a contest “The Best Social Video on Impact of Fake News on Elections”. The contest is held in the frame of the project “Enhancing the Capacity of Uzbek Media to Serve the Public Interest — Phase 2”, financed by the Government of Great Britain. The contest aims to attract people’s attention to the problem of the negative impact of fake news on the consciousness, attitude and behavior of people during elections.
Conditions of the contest:
• Applicants must fill out an application form and send it by e-mail: Tashkent@unesco.org or firstname.lastname@example.org until November 15, 2019
• In a social video, the following criteria must be met:
• The video should include story related to the negative impact of fake news on elections;
• The video should give a clear idea of the nature, characteristics, and tools of the impact of fake news on political processes, consciousness, attitude and behavior of people during elections;
• The video should contain a clear algorithm of actions necessary for recognizing fake content;
• The video should be in one of the following languages: Uzbek, Russian, English or Karakalpak.
Deadline for submission of social videos: December 10, 2019