Human Rights Talks
Report Launch - Canadian Women Leaders’ Digital Defence Initiative

Report Launch - Canadian Women Leaders’ Digital Defence Initiative

June 4, 2021

With support from the Department of Heritage’s Digital Citizens Contribution Program, MIGS launched the Canadian Women Leaders' Digital Defence Initiative in January 2021 to highlight online harassment of female journalists and politicians in Canada, and its impacts on democracy.

With the launch of the "Canadian Women Leaders' Digital Defence Initiative" report. we highlighted the problem on online abuse targeting Canadian women and recommendations on how to confront these online harms.

Speakers 

- Dr. Julie Posetti – Global Director of Research, International Center for Journalists

- Lucina Di Meco - Co-Founder - #ShePersisted

- Kristina Wilfore, Co-founder - #ShePersisted

Read the report 

 

The Role of Parliamentarians in Atrocity Prevention

The Role of Parliamentarians in Atrocity Prevention

May 14, 2021

Atrocity crimes are considered to be the most serious crimes against humanity. Its status as an international crime is based on the belief that the acts associated with it affect the dignity of human beings. This discussion brings together three high-level experts to reflect, and review current thinking on atrocity prevention approaches. 

  • Alice Nderitu, UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide
  • Lt-General Roméo Dallaire, former Canadian Senator, MIGS Distinguished Senior Fellow.
  • David Donat Cattin, Secretary-General, Parliamentarians for Global Action

Moderated by Kyle Matthews, Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies 

 
Human Rights Talks: Parlons désinformation sur la Covid-19 avec Olivier “Le Pharmachien”

Human Rights Talks: Parlons désinformation sur la Covid-19 avec Olivier “Le Pharmachien”

April 1, 2021

Dans le cadre de la Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID-19, le MIGS a parlé avec Olivier Bernard, mieux connu sous le pseudonyme du "Pharmachien". Olivier un pharmacien du Québec et vulgarisateur scientifique qui se passionne pour la science et les mythes médicaux.

La Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID-19 est un projet financé par Patrimoine Canada.

Human Rights Talks : Harmony Square - un jeu vidéo pour mieux connaître la désinformation?

Human Rights Talks : Harmony Square - un jeu vidéo pour mieux connaître la désinformation?

March 31, 2021

Dans l’écosystème informationnel dans lequel nous nous trouvons aujourd’hui, tout le monde peut créer et publier du contenu. Il est de plus en plus difficile de discerner les faits de la fiction, les exagérations de la manipulation. Nous discutons du jeu vidéo « Harmony Square » et des manières dont ces technologies peuvent être utilisées pour comprendre les mécanismes de la désinformation sur les réseaux sociaux.

Intervenants:

- Alexane Couturier, étudiante au doctorat en études sémiotiques et assistante de recherche - Groupe de recherche Homo Ludens (UQAM)

- Amélie Vallières, étudiante au doctorat en éducation (UQAM) et associée à la Chaire de recherche en littératie médiatique multimodale de l’UQAM

- Gabriel Delsol, Disinfo Cloud et Park Advisors

Modératrice: Marie Lamensch

 

Cet évènement fait partie de notre Initiative Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID-19. Suivez-nous sur @MIGSinstitute ou @CounterDisinfo pour en savoir plus sur le projet et pour avoir accès à des ressources pour combattre la désinformation et mésinformation liées à la Covid-19. Merci à Patrimoine Canada pour le soutien de ce projet.

Contrer la désinformation sur la COVID19: Entrevue avec Alexis de Lancer

Contrer la désinformation sur la COVID19: Entrevue avec Alexis de Lancer

March 26, 2021

Dans le cadre de la Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID-19, le MIGS a parlé avec Alexis de Lancer, journaliste et animateur de l'émission hebdomadaire "Décrypteurs" sur les ondes de ICI RDI. Avec mes collègues Jeff Yates, Marie-Pier Élie et Nicholas De Rosa, il explore le phénomène de la désinformation et des fausses nouvelles.

Coalition canadienne pour contrer la désinformation en ligne sur la COVID19 est un projet financé par Patrimoine Canada

 

Countering COVID Digital Disinformation: Christina Nemr, Park Advisors

Countering COVID Digital Disinformation: Christina Nemr, Park Advisors

March 18, 2021

This interview is part of the Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19 Digital Disinformation project. In this episode, we chat with Christina Nemr, Director at Park Advisors. Park Advisors organizes and analyses information, building solutions to issues like disinformation, terrorism, violent extremism, hate speech and more. We chat about their platform DisinfoCloud and the game Harmony Square, in which users take on the role of a Chief Disinformation Officer. Stay tuned to the MIGS social media pages for more information about the launch event for the French version of the game.

Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19: Algorithmic Media Observatory

Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19: Algorithmic Media Observatory

March 10, 2021

This interview is part of the Canadian Coalition to Counter COVID19 Digital Disinformation project. In this episode, we chat with Fenwick McKelvey, Scott DeJong, Elsa Donovan, and Saskia Kowalchuk from the Algorithmic Media Observatory. Much of the work of the observatory focuses on understanding the consequences of algorithms and the digitization of our society. We discuss their recent work studying memes as a way of analyzing political culture in Canada through the 2019 federal election and the COVID19 pandemic.

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Lucina Di Meco, She Persisted

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Lucina Di Meco, She Persisted

March 4, 2021
This interview series is part of the "Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression" (SAIFE) project by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. In this episode, MIGS' Executive Director Kyle Matthews interviews Lucina Di Meco of She Persisted

 

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Zach Devereaux, Nexalogy

AI & COVID19 Disinformation Interview Series: Zach Devereaux, Nexalogy

February 19, 2021
This interview series is part of the "Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence and Freedom of Expression" (SAIFE) project by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. In this episode, MIGS' Executive Director Kyle Matthews interviews Zach Devereaux from Nexalogy.

 

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Alice Stollmeyer, Defend Democracy

AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative: Alice Stollmeyer, Defend Democracy

February 15, 2021

The "AI and COVID-19 Digital Disinformation Initiative" is carried out in partnership with the OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media's #SAIFE project.

 

Alice Stollmeyer is the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy. A former Digital Advocacy Strategist, she has lived and worked in Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels, the heart of the European Union.

With a solid background in ‘social studies of science, technology and society’ and in communication, in 2012 Alice founded her own consultancy @StollmeyerEU, which specialises in EU public affairs, political communications and digital advocacy. She has been ranked a top digital EU influencer ever since (#1 female digital EU influencer 2019 and 2020).

In 2016 @StollmeyerEU broadened its portfolio: previously focused on energy and climate policies, now its focus is politics, digital developments and European values like democracy, human rights and rule of law.

In 2017 @StollmeyerEU successfully accomplished a major assignment as interim Communications Director at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum.

On 8 November 2017, Alice Stollmeyer founded Defend Democracy: an independent, nonpartisan, transatlantic initiative defending liberal democracy from internal, external and technological threats.

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