CIBAR Conference 2019

Toward a better informed world: How can research help?

CIBAR Conference, 10th – 12th November 2019

Courthouse Shoreditch Hotel, London, U.K.


Sunday, 10th November

Welcome reception

Monday, 11th November
09.00 – 09.30
09.30 – 10.00

Registration and coffee
Opening of conference
Santanu Chakrabarti (BBC World Service), Paul Tibbitts (RFE/RL), Allen Cooper (Allen Cooper Associates)
Welcome and keynote addresses

10.00 – 12.30

The misinformation problem: How bad is it? Is it getting better or worse?

Trust In Media – How much and what drives it? Dawn Royal, Gallup

Fake News And Disinformation Online: Opinion polls conducted in 28 EU Member States
Marco Pelucci, Kantar

Fake News (details to follow)
BBC World Service

Disinformation, Hate Speech and Cyberbullying in Africa: Exploratory Findings from the MIL Index Study
Dennis Reineck, DW Academy

Disinformation and/or misinformation shared on WhatsApp
Shakuntala Banaji, Ram Bhat, LSE

Ways of Knowing RT’s Twitter Audiences: Data science meets social science
Alistair Willis, Bertie Vidgen, Marie Gillespie, Open University

Finding media you can trust – examples from Nigeria, Myanmar and Iraq
BBC Media Action

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.30

Engaging the disengaged, the disaffected and the underserved

Who is and who isn’t engaging with the ABC and what are the triggers and barriers?
Samantha Hodgson, ABC

Context is King: If you want them to use your content, you need to deliver it in their context.
Rosina Barbanera, DW

Impact of Studio Kalangou’s radio broadcasts on women’s rights in Niger
Sacha Meuter, Fondation Hirondelle

Understanding women and girls, their lives and priorities and media habits in developing markets
BBC Media Action

Who runs the world? GIRLS do!
Yara Dweik, DW

15.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 17.00

(Currently empty)

17.15 – 18.15

CIBAR Annual General Meeting
Evening: Dinner. Venue and time TBC

Tuesday, 17th April
09.00 – 10.30

Is the world now better or worse informed?

Access to digital news in Pakistan
Joe Davies, BBC World Service, Hugh Hopestone, Hopestone Research

Do mass media campaigns survive scientific scrutiny? The results of two RCTs
Roy Head, DMI

Using AI to handle the volume and complexity of social media in Cambodia and Libya
BBC Media Action

The role of public opinion research in highly contested national elections in the Republic of Georgia and Ukraine
Nino Japaridze, Edison Research

Immigration population innumeracy
Hayk Gyuzalyan, CMC

10.30 – 11.00
11.00 – 13.00

Panel: A new questionnaire for USAGM: Presentation and discussion. Details TBC

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 16.00

How do we measure all of this? And what do we do with it?

Double Trouble: Dealing with Duplication in Digital Data
Tom Morgan, Tapestry

What counts? – World Café on digital metrics
Dora Hemmerich, DW

Evaluating Digital Platforms In The Round: the Value Analysis Model In Practice
Marie Gillespie and Colin Wilding, Open University

How our impact measurement work supports programming
BBC Media Action

Measuring success on digital and social media platforms
Marie Gillespie, Open University, Hélène Rèze, France 24

16.00 – 16.30


16.30 – 17.30

Towards a charter for action

Details to follow.


End of Conference.