Empowering the Truth Global Summit

Journalists, fact-checkers and students from across the world stopped what they were doing every Thursday in March to focus on a big and pressing challenge: How to disseminate reliable, trustworthy content in innovative ways that outpace misinformation?

Expert trainers led 2-hour virtual training sessions for participants as part of ICFJ's second annual Empowering the Truth Global Summit. Sessions will be held in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Due to demand, there were two different series of English sessions, one held at Eastern Standard Time and the other held at Indian Standard Time.  

The summit kicked off in March with each language hosting one session per week.

Following the summit, participants who attended at least three of the four sessions will be eligible to apply for grants and mentorship to develop innovative multimedia projects that break new ground in spreading factual information.

The trainings were held through ICFJ’s Pamela Howard Forum on Global Crisis Reporting, with support from the Forum's community managers and additional coordination from BoomLive, Harry Surjadi, and Marina Chentsova Eckman.


watch recordings of the English Summit (Eastern TimE)

WATCH RECORDINGS OF THE English Summit (Indian standard TimE)


Watch recordings of the ETT-Global Summit 2024 in other languages:




Watch past sessions


Empowering the Truth is part of Disarming Disinformation, run by ICFJ with lead funding from the Scripps Howard Foundation, an affiliate organization of the Scripps Howard Fund, which supports The E.W. Scripps Company’s charitable efforts. The three-year project will empower journalists and journalism students to fight disinformation.

Program Dates:
3/1/2024 - 10/31/2024
Program Type
Online Course
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