The Responsible Citizen to fight fake news | Sunday Observer

The Responsible Citizen to fight fake news

The Responsible Citizen is an organisation that aims to facilitate easier access to information by providing a platform for experts in various fields - ranging from lawyers to healthcare professionals - to provide essential information for concerned citizens.

During 10-20-minute bite-size episodes, guests will be asked questions on a topic relevant to their field of expertise. Each episode will cover one topic and feature 1-2 guests maximum.

The Responsible Citizen has partnered with Podhub.lk for the recording and production of these episodes. The Responsible Citizen was founded in this context by a group of concerned citizens, to facilitate access to information. Members of the team have backgrounds in business development and strategy, digital marketing, and political science.

The themes that will be covered in the first few episodes will relate to responding to the tragedy, such as how to verify if news articles are credible, what the emergency regulations means for our daily lives, tips for emergency response and bystander intervention, and where to be find psycho-social support. In the long term we aim to cover sociopolitical and cultural topics including but not limited to: voter education, health and well-being, banking and finance.

The Responsible Citizen will aim to translate and record each episode in Sinhala and Tamil as well.

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