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[Commlist] COVID-19 #DisInfoStudies Seminar

Tue Sep 29 15:29:48 GMT 2020

COVID-19 #DisInfoStudies Seminar

October 2, 2020 <>

The recent polarization of various political, cultural, and communicative processes around the COVID-19 pandemic demands continuous and urgent work. LabCom and Re/media.Lab (University of Beira Interior, Portugal) and the SOPCOM's (Portuguese Communication Sciences Association) Journalism and Society section are organizing the COVID-19 #DisInfoStudies Seminar, to be held on October 2, through an online platform, focused on the circulation of disinformation and fake news in the context of the pandemic. During the seminar, round tables will be held, followed by an expanded discussion. The phenomena of disinformation on COVID-19 pandemic will be addressed by a multidisciplinary contribution of Communication and Media Scientists, Psychologists and Life Sciences ethics experts.

SCHEDULE  (Lisbon time)

10:00 am / INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (in english)

Edson Tandoc Jr. / Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (Malaysia)

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen / Cardiff University (UK)

J. Scott Brennen / Reuters Institute (UK)

Moderator: Anabela Gradim

02:00 pm / NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (in portuguese)

Gustavo Cardoso / ISCTE (Portugal)

Isabel Babo / Lusófona University of Porto (Portugal)

João Carlos Correia / University of Beira Interior (Portugal)

Nuno Sá Teixeira / University of Aveiro (Portugal)

Moderator: Inês Amaral


The two debate sessions can be followed on <>, but also through Facebook. Participation is free and does not require prior registration.

This event has the important support of Media Veritas, a program to fight against media illiteracy, journalistic manipulation and disinformation. It is promoted by APImprensa (Portuguese Press Association) in partnership with and financed by the Tides Foundation.


Anabela Gradim / LabCom, University of Beira Interior (Portugal)

Inês Amaral / University of Coimbra + Journalism and Society SOPCOM’ section (Portugal)

João Carlos Correia / Re/media.Lab, LabCom, University of Beira Interior + Journalism and Society SOPCOM’ section (Portugal)

Pedro Jerónimo / Re/media.Lab, LabCom, University of Beira Interior (Portugal)

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