Flashback! Videos of the 1st Conference on Democracy and Disinformation

Join us on April 22-23, 2019 for the 2nd Conference on Democracy and Disinformation at the UP Bonifacio Global City auditorium. The conference is hosted by the Department of Journalism, UP College of Mass Communication. Our theme is “Disinformation and Democratic Decay: Why deceptive information erodes democratic institutions, and how to fight forward”.

To register, click here: https://2ndconferenceondemocracyanddisinformation.eventbrite.com

As we excitedly prepare for the 2nd Conference on Democracy and Disinformation, here is a chance to look back at the sessions from last year’s first Democracy and Disinformation Conference (February 12-13, 2018).

The President as Source of Disinformation

Panelists: Ellen Tordesillas, Diosa Labiste, Ron Jabal, Cherian George
Moderator: Malou Mangahas

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen addresses participants of the 1st Democracy and Disinformation Conference, 12 February 2018

(Note: Last February 2018, the Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation held a two-day conference at the Ateneo de Manila University Professional Schools, Rockwell. One of the guest speakers was Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen. We are reproducing his closing remarks, with permission, below.)

Democracy and Disinformation
Our Fundamental Freedoms
Closing Remarks
Day 1: February 12, 2018
Marvic M.V.F. Leonen, Associate Justice, Supreme Court

Thank you for the privilege to address your forum today.

At the onset and for reasons that will be clear soon, allow me to clarify my standpoint.

My legal career before I was appointed to the judiciary mostly entailed working with groups who are mostly labelled as rural, indigenous or peasant. I have also worked with families of the disappeared and victims of human rights violations. I have made representations at various levels of courts including the Supreme Court as well as in various administrative bodies and in the halls of Congress.

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