SOMA took part to the sixth edition of Global Fact which was held on 19-21 June 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Organized by the International Fact Checking Network (IFCN) on an annual basis, the Global Fact-Checking Summit (Global Fact) is a major international event bringing together fact-checkers, journalists, scholars, representatives of tech platforms, and other media practitioners.
The SOMA project was represented at the gathering in panel concerning the “Tools for Collaboration Among Fact-Checkers”, which was held on 19 June at the New Lecture Theatre of the University of Cape Town. Addressing the potential of collaborations in fact-checking the panel featured the participation of the following speakers:
Cristina Tardáguila International Fact-Checking Network (Moderator);
Laura Zommer Chequeado;
Giovanni Zagni Pagella Politica / SOMA;
Yvonne Chua tsek.ph;
Pauline Moullot Libération/CheckNews.
As an EU-funded project which features the collaboration among actors of different nature (including fact-checkers, ICT and academics) the SOMA project was presented as one prominent example of how collaborative actions between different stakeholders can work and drive to positive results in the fact-checking field.
The ppt of Giovanni Zagni from Pagella Politica ( SOMA partner) is available here.
The full agenda & booklet of Global Fact 6 are available here..