The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is pleased to host media specialist Povleakhena Nov who will give a presentation on “How to Identify Fake News on Social Media.” Today more than ever media literacy is needed as a profusion of different types of information are being spread widely and quickly on the internet. Thousands of headlines, articles, and other media content shared daily on social media are not necessarily trustworthy and, as a result, fake news undoubtedly infiltrates our social media timelines and pages. While professional journalists on the frontline conduct regular and rigorous fact-checking, smart media consumers need to learn how to become “media literate” audiences with the ability to identify “Fake News.” This webinar will be organized in Khmer for general audiences.
Speaker: Nov Povleakhena is a Multimedia and Online Journalism lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication at The Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). She received her Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong in 2017 and a Bachelor’s degree in media management from RUPP in 2013. She is a journalist by practice with a keen interest in the development of digital journalism in Cambodia. She has been involved in project development for many digital media projects throughout her career, including Mapping Memories Cambodia, a Khmer Rouge place-based storytelling web and mobile application produced by DMC. Currently, she is also a lead editor at Focus – Ready for Tomorrow, a social enterprise that produces engaging journalism for the key change-makers of tomorrow: a progressive generation of Cambodians who hold the keys to the future of their society.
Moderator: Samedy Suong, CKS Head of Programs