Young People and Information Conference

Programme

Young People and Information: It’s Complicated

Day 1

TIME
SESSION
LOCATION
08:15 – 09:00CoffeeFoyer
09:00 – 09:20

INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE

09:00 – 09:15
Alex Grech

3CL Foundation
Our Point of Departure

Floriani
09:15 – 09:20
Janette Ballard

Media Consultant
A Manifesto in the Making

Floriani
09.20 – 11.00

THEME #1: ADDRESSING MEDIA FREEDOMS

What can journalism do for you, me and all of us?

Chair: Herman Grech

Times of Malta

Floriani
09:20 – 09.40
Evarist Bartolo

Former Minister for Education & Employment and Foreign Affairs, Malta
The Geopolitics of Deception

Floriani
09:40 – 10:00
Ricardo Gutierrez

European Federation of Journalists
Europe facing the decline of press freedom: State of play, solutions and good practices

Floriani
10.00 – 10.20
Sean Stephens

Vice
Ukraine: How Putin’s War Finally Forced Newsrooms To Take Their Younger Audiences Seriously

Floriani
10.20 – 10.40
Clare Kiely

On Our Radar
Community Reporting as a Public Good: Amplifying diverse voices and experiences

Floriani
10:40 – 11:00Discussion and Q&A
11:00 – 11:20Coffee Break #1Foyer
11.20 – 11:30

MANIFESTO #1

The ‘making’ starts here

Janette Ballard
Floriani
11.30 – 13.00

THEME #2: COMBATING DISINFORMATION

Trust & Technology: Years to build, seconds to break

Chair: Janette Ballard
Floriani
11:30 – 11.50
Athina Karatzogianni

University of Leicester
COVID19 Disinformation and Response in India, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand

Floriani
11:50 – 12:10
Karen Elliott

University of Birmingham
Assuring Citizen Agency in a World with Complex Online Harms

Floriani
12:10 – 12:30
Rachel O’Connell

Trust Elevate
Youth & Tech: Solutions for the design of age-appropriate digital playgrounds

Floriani
12:30 – 12:50
Noah Giansiracusa

Bentley University
How Algorithms create and prevent Fake News

Floriani
12:50 – 13:00Discussion and Q&AFloriani
13:00 – 14:30LunchFoyer
13:30 – 14:30

MANIFESTO #2

Help build the manifesto

Janette Ballard & 3CL Team
Andrea Belli
14:30 – 16:00

THEME #2: COMBATING DISINFORMATION

Build, Educate or Regulate?

Chair: Athina Karatzogianni
Floriani
14:30 – 14:50
Patricia Shaw

Beyond Reach
Participatory Governance for a Trustworthy Information Age

Floriani
14:50 – 15:10
Elizabeth Canellakis

US Embassy in Malta
Social Media and Foreign Policy

Floriani
15:10 – 15:30
Janey Starling

Level Up
Yes we can – effecting change

Floriani
15:30 – 15:50
Alex Grech

3CL Foundation
Respondent

Floriani
15:50 – 16:00Discussion and Q&AFloriani
14:30 – 16:00

THEME #2: COMBATING DISINFORMATION

The many forms of Digital Literacies

Chair: Gary Pluim
Andrea Belli
14.30 – 14:50
Olle Nyman

RISE
The state perspective: Combating disinformation on behalf of the citizen

Andrea Belli
14:50 – 15:10
Lourdes Pullicino

MEDAC
Declining trust in news media – causes and consequences

Andrea Belli
15:10 – 15:30
Sorcha Hughes

Guardian Foundation
NewsWise: Young people and the news

Andrea Belli
15:30 – 15:50
Caitlin Webb

The Student View
Empowering future content creators

Andrea Belli
15:50 – 16:00Discussion and Q&AAndrea Belli
16:00 – 16:30

THEME #3: UNDERSTANDING ONLINE BEHAVIOUR

In Conversation Talking Loud and Clear 

Interviewer: Mario Cacciottolo
Job Duijnkerke and Dayenne van Peperstraten

Content Creators and Digital Nomads
Using Tech to build our dreamlife after University

In conversation with students

Floriani
16:30 onwards

MANIFESTO #3

From scaffolding to building blocks – have your say as a First Draft emerges

Janette Ballard and Team
Floriani

Day 2

TIME
SESSION
LOCATION
08.15 – 09:00CoffeeFoyer
09:00 – 09:20

INTRODUCTION TO DAY TWO

09:00 – 09:10
Christopher Cutajar

Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Foreign & European Affairs and Trade

Floriani
09.10 – 09.20

MANIFESTO #4

Feedback, step back, move forward

Janette Ballard
Floriani
09.20 – 11.00

THEME #2: COMBATING DISINFORMATION

Build, Educate or Regulate?

Chair: Alex Grech
Floriani
09:20 – 09:40
Noah Giansiracusa

Bentley University
You are just a number in someone else’s equation

Floriani
09:40 – 10:00
Karen Elliott

University of Birmingham
Finclusion, Agency and online harms

Floriani
10.00 – 10.20
Joshua Ellul

University of Malta
Blockchain as the Truth Machine

Floriani
10.20 – 10.40
Björn Flintberg

RISE
Respondent

Susie Alegre

Doughty Street Chambers
Respondent

Floriani
10:40 – 11:00Discussion and Q&AFloriani
11:00 – 11:20Coffee Break #1Foyer
11.20 – 11:30

MANIFESTO #5

It’s never too late to have your say

Janette Ballard
Andrea Belli
11:30 – 13:00

THEME #2: COMBATING DISINFORMATION

The Education we need

Chair: John Portelli
Andrea Belli
11:30 – 11.50
Gary Pluim

Lakehead University
A new curriculum fit for purpose

Andrea Belli
11:50 – 12:10
Natalino Fenech

MCAST
What skills do tomorrow’s journalists need?

Andrea Belli
12:10 – 12:30
Patrick Camilleri

University of Malta
Gen-Z Gen-Me

Andrea Belli
12:30 – 12:50
Aleks Farrugia

Director Lifelong Learning
Respondent

Sorcha Hughes

Guardian Foundation
Respondent

Andrea Belli
12:50 – 13:00Discussion and Q&AAndrea Belli
11:30 – 13:00

THEME #3: UNDERSTANDING ONLINE BEHAVIOUR

You, me, who we are and what we do

Chair: Godfrey Baldacchino
Floriani
11:30 – 11:50
Maria Pisani

University of Malta
Becoming Sophia: a posthuman manifesto for our times

Floriani
11:50 – 12:10
Megha Mohan

BBC Gender and Identity Correspondent
Real people and their stories

Floriani
12:10 – 12:30
Janey Starling

Level Up
Dignity for dead women: changing how the press reports fatal domestic abuse

Floriani
12:30 – 12:50
Toni Sant

University of Salford, Manchester
The Open Web as Utopia: memories and remnants of the information superhighway

Floriani
12:50 – 13:00Discussion and Q&AFloriani
13:00 – 14:30LunchFoyer
14:30 – 15:30

A MANIFESTO IN THE MAKING

Chair: Janette Ballard
Floriani
14:30-15:30
Teresa Ribeiro

Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE

Ambassador Natasha Meli Daudey

Permanent Representative to the OSCE, the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Patrick Penninckx

Head of Information Society Department, Council of Europe

Gorica Atanasova – Gjorevska

Minister Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of North Macedonia to the OSCE, UN and other IOs in Vienna

Floriani
15:30 – 15:45

CLOSE

Alex Grech
Floriani
15:45 onwards

UNCONFERENCE

Floriani