Friday 10 November 2023
(Session co-organized with IFPIM - International Fund for Public Interest Media). Mounting threats to information integrity, including large investments in information warfare by autocratic and illiberal actors and the rise of Generative AI, are imperiling progress on the 2030 agenda. Independent media is facing an existential economic crisis, hampering its ability to combat information disorder. With increased SDG financing in regions where democracy is backsliding, threats to independent media also jeopardize one of the few viable accountability mechanisms. Scaling up support and enhancing aid efficiency to bolster healthy information ecosystems are crucial to preventing further democratic decline and a looming development crisis. This session will emphasize how threats to information integrity endanger the 2030 SDG agenda and propose practical solutions for a stronger response from global leaders and the international community.
Nobel Peace Price Laureate 2021; Chief Executive Officer and President, Rappler Inc.
Secretary of State for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships, French Republic
Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Public Interest Media
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
Minister of Information, Republic of Ghana
Chair, Development Assistance Committee, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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