Enhancing Media and Information Literacy: From TechCamp to UNESCO
By Melinda Quiñones.
MELINDA QUIÑONES FROM the Philippines and Wong Lai Cheng from Malaysia were strangers when they participated in TechCamp Malaysia 2020, the first online TechCamp that was organised by Penang Institute and supported by the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur in October 2020. The event gathered media practitioners, journalists and content producers to share knowledge and work on technological solutions to combat fake news.When Quiñones and Wong met during the speed-geeking session to propose a concept that would have a multiplier effect, they...
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is a public information officer with 20 years of combined work experience in development communication, policy advocacy and event management. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of the Philippines—Diliman.