TechCamp Malaysia

Building Trust & Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Participants from

Cambodia; Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Thailand; Vietnam

Description

The overall media landscape in Malaysia and the wider Southeast Asia region has seen a rise in internal and external disinformation. The extensive reach of social media, combined with the publication of clickbait news online along with a general lack of media literacy skills has increased the impact and difficulties posed by this challenge. To counter disinformation, the creation of quality, non-biased content, and the provision of media literacy skills to the general public are key to enabling citizens to critically evaluate the information they receive. On that note, TechCamp Malaysia aims to train and motivate journalists to produce data-driven, non-biased reporting to counter false narratives. TechCamp Malaysia also aims to inspire social media, community, and government influencers with the tools to inculcate media literacy skills among the wider public. Throughout the two-week virtual program, participants will work with technologists and international experts to develop tech-based solutions to the challenges at hand.

Agenda

TechCamp Malaysia Draft Agenda

6 October 2020 | TechCamp Day 1 | Launch of TechCamp + Virtual Icebreaking

8.50 – 9.10 Registration
9.10 – 9.17 Welcoming remarks by Penang Institute
9.17 – 9.25 Opening remarks (US Embassy KL)
9.25 – 9.35 Opening remarks (Penang State Government)
9.35 – 9.45 Keynote remarks
9.45 – 9.50 Introduction to TechCamp
9.50 – 10.30 Virtual Icebreaking
10.30 – 10.40 Short break
10.40 – 12.00 Panel Discussion: Building Trust and Media Literacy in Southeast Asia
12.00 – 12.10 Short break
12.10 – 12.50 TechCamp Overview
12.50 – 1.00 Administrative announcement


8 October 2020 | TechCamp Day 2 | Design Thinking & Focus Domain Discussion

9.00 – 9.10 Administrative recap
9.10 – 9.20 TCD2 Agenda Walkthrough
9.20 – 10.50 Introduction to Design Thinking
10.50 – 11.00 Break
11.00 – 11.15 Brainstorming Explained
11.15 – 12.25 Focus Domain Discussions and Brainstorming
12.25 – 12.35 Administrative announcement

13 October 2020 | TechCamp Day 3 |

9.00 – 9.10 Administrative Recap
9.10 – 9.20 Overview of Interactive Breakouts
Speed Geeking Explained
9.20 – 9.50 Speed Geeking with Trainers 1
10.00 – 11.30 Interactive Breakout Session 1
11.30 – 2.00 Lunch Break
2.00 – 2.30 Speed Geeking with Trainers 2
2.30 – 4.00 Interactive Breakout Session 2
4.00 – 4.10 Break
4.10 – 4.50 ReGroup: Reflection on Training and Networking
4.50 – 5.00 Administrative Recap
End of day assignment on Slack

14 October 2020 | TechCamp Day 4 |

9.00 – 9.10 Administrative Recap
9.10 – 9.25 Challenge Statements Explained
9.25 – 11.00 Discussion with group members
11.00 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 12.50 Small Groups and Brainstorming Solutions
12.50 – 2.00 Lunch Break
2.00 – 5.00 Check-in with Trainers / Brainstorming Session
4.50 – 5.00 Administrative Recap

16 October 2020 | TechCamp Day 5 |

8.45 – 9.00 Administrative Recap
9.00 – 10.00 Live pitch presentation and feedback
10.00 - 10.10 Break
10.10 – 11.10 Live pitch presentation and feedback
11.10 – 11.20 Announcement: Follow-up grant application process
11.20 – 12.00 Closing remarks

Final group photo

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