World News Media Congress opens in Taipei

29 June, 2023

Courtesy of ICRT


The World News Media Congress is taking place in Taipei this week and is bringing together more than 900 leaders in journalism and news media organisations from 58 countries. It's the first time since 2013 that the event has been held in Asia.


Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, President Tsai Ing-wen told delegates that combatting disinformation is a shared challenge all democracies must face, as disinformation directly influences people's way of life.


According to Tsai, Taiwan has become home to many international media professionals in the past few years and that's testament to the island's "hard work on safeguarding media freedom and the right to free speech."

One of the main topics of discussion at this year's event is the implications of artificial intelligence on the flow of information.


Philippine Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa warned in her opening speech that artificial intelligence is one of the least regulated industries globally despite warnings from tech leaders and such technology could be "weaponized."

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