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Journalism in Times of Polarization and Disinformation in Latin America

November 9, 2021, 14:00 to 17:00 CST


Video recordings of the webinar are now available in Spanish and Portuguese.


The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas at Austin present the 2021 Harte Lectureship Series, “Journalism in times of polarization and disinformation in Latin America.”

We invite you to join us on November 9, 2021 as journalists and academics from across Latin America discuss polarization, disinformation and the press’ role in defending democracy and freedom of expression in the region.

See the webinar program below with more information about moderators and panelists for each session. The event will be held online and will have simultaneous interpretation to English, Spanish and Portuguese. A free certificate of participation will be available for those who register and attend most of the event.



(*) The program shows the time in Austin, Texas (Central time in the U.S.)

14:00 – 14:10 WELCOME


14:10 – 15:00 Polarization: Challenges for journalists who become targets in polarized societies

Moderator: Wendy Hunter, professor, University of Texas at Austin



15:00 – 16:00 Disinformation: How journalism has reacted to waves of disinformation

Moderator: Summer Harlow, professor, University of Houston 



16:00 – 17:00 Democracy and Press Freedom: The press’ role in defending democracy and freedom of expression

Moderator: Teresa Correa, professor, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)