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Heba Aly
Crises | Journalism | Aid policy. Director of . 2018 Young Global Leader. Watch my :
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Heba Aly Nov 6
30 yrs ago, aid workers were cowboys who jumped on backs of trucks with guerillas. Today, standards & other tools have helped the humanitarian sector professionalize. But have they led to true effectiveness & accountability? Tune in this aft as I try to find out!
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @TEDx @wef
I fully agree: Quality journalism is an antidote to fake news. Donors and consumers alike can help quality journalism thrive. More on what can be done in my Talk () and in this discussion on How to Save Democracy: 13/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @JWhittingdale @BBC
When was UK Secretary of State for Culture & Media, he increased funding for b/c "the best response to dealing w/ fake news is to have sources of news that are trusted & professional." He suggests a levy on social media companies to support local media. 12/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @_trustproject
What began as a technical conversation around regulation ended with emphasis on educating youth to be critical thinkers; increasing trust in journalism; abd arming citizens to tell the difference between real & fake news (through things like the , for ex) 11/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
The encourages members to create codes of conduct for tech companies (for all they’re worth) & empower electoral commissions to sanction violators, says , who advised a high-level EC expert group (Their recommendations here: ) 10/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @facebook
Regulation of tech companies 'from above' doesn't account for distributed nature of social media. It's people, not platforms, producing this stuff. And sure, ’s algorithms can try to weed out fake news, but do you really want Zuckerberg deciding what’s true / false? 9/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @HebaJournalist
Everyone agreed it's the tech companies that need to be regulated, not the journalists. But that’s not a silver bullet either. Int'l regulation is complicated and the countries hosting tech companies don’t want to regulate them out of self-interest, says Prof Anna Leander. 8/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
But for of the Centre, not all regulation is bad. Free speech has never been an argument against good regulation. Laws around incitement & hate speech could include prohibitions on fake news; and rules on election monitoring could be strengthened. 7/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @HebaJournalist
Those states that spoke up most passionately against fake news at the meeting were Venezuela, Bahrain and Syria. They all described media coverage of their countries as “fake news” because, in their eyes, it was biased. 6/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @freedomhouse
Regulation of fake news could open the door to censorship, acc. to . Dictators (and US Presidents) are already using the 'fake news' label to dismiss their political opponents. What happens when you start criminalizing fake news? Who will determine what’s fake? 5/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @AlJazeera @fakudet
Second, fake news isn't new (see here, for instance: …). So why the sudden interest by governments in media? 's sees self-interest at play and worries about any limitations on freedom of the press. 4/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
Replying to @HebaJournalist
First off, many terms are being conflated. Fake news, misinformation, disinformation, biased journalism, unintentional errors by genuine media organizations, and what I call "junk news" are not the same thing. And this isn't just semantics. 3/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
"There isn't one single solution to fake news because there isn't one single problem," says of , a member of the UK parliamentary committee that went head to head with on fake news. 2/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
To regulate or not to regulate? What should govts do about fake news? I chaired a discussion among parliamentarians from around the world, as they met in Geneva for the annual Assembly, on navigating the challenge. Here are some of my take-aways. 1/13
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Heba Aly Oct 29
- more progressive books for your children :)
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Heba Aly Oct 24
Credit for the term Trumpocalypse goes to !
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RefugePoint Oct 1
In case you missed it: watch the full video of @BetterLivesNow, a side-event @ as , Director of , , & Vartan Gregorian, Co-Founder of speak about the Self-Reliance Initiative
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Heba Aly Oct 24
I know ! What the hell is happening to the skeptical cynic in me?!
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Open Culture Oct 21
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Stephen King Oct 17
Around the world, we’re seeing the pillars of a strong society come under sustained attack. Luminate is here to support those tackling these critical challenges." Read more from CEO :
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