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TV fact-checking at POINT 5.0

May 6, 2016 | by: Dalio Sijah

On Wednesday, 25th of May, as a part of 5th edition of POINT conference, a workshop on fact-checking will be held. Moderation of this workshop will be done by editors and producers from famous fact-checking shows all over Europe. Workshop will gather representatives of various fact-checking portals, initiatives and media from the region.


The venue for this event is Networks (Skenderpašina 1) with start at 13:00.

Moderators are Alberto Puoti (Rai – Virus Rai 2), Alejandro Olvera Madueño (La Sexta – El Objetivo), Alexios Mantzarlis (Poynter – International Fact-Checking Network), Patrick Worrall (Channel 4 – Fact Check) and Faik Ispahiu/Jeta Xharra (Kallxo).

TV fact-checking became extremely popular all over the world in the recent couple of years and rating of these type of shows had substantially increased. Moderators will use this workshop to explain their everyday work as fact-checkers.

During the workshop, participants will have opportunity to see some of the videos from these shows, and later on to discuss them with moderators. They will also be able to learn, through group work, some tricks of TV fact-checking.

Completed agenda of this workshop can be found below.


13:00 Intro

13:15 Demo

14:00 Fact-checking: Good TV? 

15:00 Obtaining buy-in from the network

18:00 Conclusions