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MEGAPHONE

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MEGAPHONE is a community of activists working on issues such as the environment, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, transparency and accountability and civic engagement. Together we try to understand the consequences of the shrinking civic space - a process that's been spreading around Central Eastern Eu… read more

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2x02 Countering misinformation in science (Tamar Wilner)

MEGAPHONE podcast  aims to show you new trends, threats and solutions which  activists and civic activists all around the world are faced with. We look for things which were not discussed before bringing you knowledge and inspiration for your work. 

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amar Wilner is journalism advisor to the science fact-checking website Metafact, and a Ph.D. student in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

Tamara’s research focuses on misinformation, media credibility, news literacy and health. She developed expertise in these areas while writing for outlets including the Columbia Journalism Review and Poynter.org, and consulting for organizations including the American Press Institute, Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy, and international development non-profit IREX.

Tamar is also co-creator of an online news literacy game, Post Facto. Before entering academia she spent 15 years as a professional journalist, covering topics ranging from business and urban planning to environment and the media.

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This podcast was created thanks to the support of Open Society Foundations and Charles Mott Foundation.

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