Public Forum 3

Fake news, Misinformation and Propaganda: Role of Social Media

Day/Date: Thursday 8th August, 2019

Time: 10.30 am -12.30 p.m.

Venue: ZU Link Road Campus


Ms. Ramsha Jahangir

She is a journalist at the Dawn Newspaper specializing in technology and human rights. Her work is focused on digital rights, limits to free speech, digital politics, regulation, and internet governance.
In 2019, she won two national data journalism awards for her tenacious coverage of internet clampdown and disinformation in Pakistan.

Mr Shaheryar Popalzai

He is a digital strategist and journalism trainer currently associated with Dawn Media Group. He has previously worked with The Express Tribune as Head of Original Content and Strategy, and as an ICFJ Knight Fellow in Pakistan. He also runs Siasat Bot (a political watch bot on Twitter) and Project Shikari (a tool for tracking hashtag propagnda on Twitter). Popalzai’s work has focused on strategy, journalism innovation and fighting mis/disinformation.

Ms Sumaira Jujja

She is a senior journalist at Dawn Newspaper. Her track record includes some valuable articles on human rights issues and sectarian violence.