Call for Abstracts

In an era dominated by information flows, the challenges of misinformation, the need for effective fact-checking, and the imperative of fostering media literacy have become paramount. As the digital landscape evolves, understanding the dynamics of information dissemination and consumption is crucial for promoting informed societies.

This pre-conference aims to create a platform for rigorous exploration and discussion on the interplay between misinformation, fact-checking, and media literacy. It seeks to delve into the evolving landscape of information in a digital age, where the lines between truth and falsehood are often blurred, emphasizing the role of media literacy in navigating this complex terrain.

We invite scholars, researchers, practitioners, educators, and policymakers to submit abstracts that contribute to the understanding of misinformation dynamics, showcase effective fact-checking methodologies, and propose innovative approaches to enhance media literacy. The conference aims to facilitate a robust exchange of ideas and insights to address the challenges posed by the evolving information landscape.

Abstracts are invited for paper presentations or panels or even hands-on workshops that address one or more of the questions raised above, as well as abstracts related more generally to questions concerning fact-checking and media literacy. This may include (but not limited to) topics such as:

  • The dynamics of misinformation: Identifying trends and patterns
  • Innovations in fact-checking: Tools, technologies, and best practices
  • Media literacy education: Strategies for a digitally empowered society
  • Fake news and its impact on public opinion
  • Case studies in successful fact-checking initiatives
  • Challenges in combating disinformation across different media platforms
  • Media literacy across generations: Tailoring approaches for diverse audiences
  • Media literacy education: Strategies for a digitally empowered society
  • The role of technology in amplifying or mitigating misinformation
  • Building collaborative networks: Academia, media, and tech industry


Institution: HKBU Fact Check has been accredited by the International Fact-Checking Network as a verified signatory. The organization tracks the information landscape in Hong Kong issues fact-checking reports on a regular basis. Members of the organization are dedicated to creating online educational resources to enhance the public's proficiency in understanding information and their ability to discern misinformation.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Tsang Stephanie Jean (Chair)
Dr. Bess Wang Yue
Ms. Zhou Lin

Date and Time

29 June 2024, 8:30-17:00


Rydges Latimer Christchurch, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand


  • Abstract length: Up to 500 words (Not including references)
  • Submit manuscripts in PDF format to:
  • Please include the following information in your email: The title of the paper, authors' names, academic/professional affiliations, and emails of all authors.
  • Submission deadline: 14 April 2024 (Applicants will be notified by 30 April 2024.)
  • Registration link:
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