9th ASEF Editors' Roundtable (ASEFERT9) Exploring the Battlefronts of 'Fake News': A Tripartite Approach to the Fight Against Misinformation
  • Date:
  • 15-16 October 2018
  • Location:
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Event Type:
  • Side Event
Misinformation is an age-old concept that has been around for as long as news itself

The 9th ASEF Editor's Roundatable (ASEFRT9) organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation, took place on 15-16 Oct, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

Misinformation is an age-old concept that has been around for as long as news itself. Having assumed various forms over the course of history - from propaganda campaigns to spin doctoring - it has once again been cast into the international spotlight, brandishing a new title: 'fake news'.

Held in conjunction with the 12th ASEM Summit (ASEM12), the 9th ASEF Editors' Roundtable (ASEFERT9) was the 2018 edition of a 2-day biennial forum aimed at promoting dialogue, strengthening ties and cross-continental cooperation between 20-30 news editors from ASEM partner countries across Asia and Europe.

In recognising the complexities of the issue and the necessity of a comprehensive multi-stakeholder approach, ASEFERT9 included representatives from news media, policy expertise, tech companies and civil society to create a robust discussion and provide for diversity of opinion.

The intended outcome of the 2-day forum is a detailed report on how fake news is being fought from a tri-sectorial approach in individual countries across Asia and Europe. Through the resulting discussions, a series of country reports as well as an agreement on key principles to further action will be compiled and published for online distribution and submitted to the ASEM governments.

Funded by the European Union