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Fact as Fiction


The Regional Programme Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS PolDiMed) and National Democratic Institute (NDI) organized the conference “Fact as Fiction: Identifying Mis/Disinformation in North Africa to Advance Citizen, Civil Society and Institutional Resilience”. The event took place on 12 and 13 October 2021, in a hybrid format, in Tunis.

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The “Fact as Fiction” conference offered an opportunity for participants to discuss the latest developments in detecting and fighting information disorders and learn more about this phenomenon in North Africa. The Conference provided insights on disinformation activities and their consequences, in the light of recent global challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The event comprised two days, with a combination of panel discussions, closed-door roundtables and rapid fire presentations that provided information and solutions on topics related to information integrity disorders. The conference featured stories from North Africa and the world focusing on the personal experience of people, civil society, organizations and other actors being affected by disinformation activity.

The conference brought together key local, regional and international actors and stakeholders, including journalists, CSO activists, social media and technology experts. Many participants expressed a desire to understand current and planned initiatives, both to reduce redundancy and to establish alliances and partnerships in pursuit of common objectives.

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