Knowing the right news in the digital age

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invite you to attend a live and interactive information literacy webinar focusing on present days misinformation on 8 May 2020, 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM IST.

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Access to accurate information is an integral component of free expression and essential to academic research and public information system including health and civic engagement, especially during a natural disasters or pandemic with both misinformation and disinformation. Information literacy has become a chillingly vital prerequisite to responsibly consume and disseminate information.

Webinar sessions of ‘Knowing the Right News’ is a response to the problem of disinformation. As the public faces renewed concerns about misleading contents amid COVID-19 pandemic, IFLA and TERI has tailored this webinar to provide timely examples and activities to help strengthen information literacy, impact of misinformation in different digital media, legal implications, and skills to choose selected information in such time. Participants will learn how to better defend themselves against false news, which information source to depend and how to support balanced digital media consumption for their news requirements.

The session will explore the nexus of coverage on spread of misinformation during an emergency response where large number of civil society members are involved. Examples such as common myths, COVID-19 health crisis, natural disasters and the prevalence of many different forms of disinformation that flood our social media feeds.

Focus areas

  • What is the difference between misinformation and disinformation?
  • What misinformation is spreading? How it spreads?
  • What impact it creates on humans and society?
  • How to choose authentic and reliable information?


Ms Reeta Sharma
Associate Fellow
Knowledge Resource Centre (KRC)