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Sep 22

Disinformation and its impact on PR and communications in Aotearoa

September 22, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Friday 22nd September 2023


Join us for a symposium with Kate Hannah from The Disinformation Project to gain an insight into how mis- and disinformation operate, how they interact with existing inequities and information voids, and the ways in which the compelling nature of some of the most popular disinformation narratives presents critical challenges for Aotearoa New Zealand and the international landscape. In particular, how this impacts our roles as PR and communications ethical practitioners.

Information ecologies in Aotearoa New Zealand have adapted and changed significantly since 2020, with critical social, cultural, and political implications for social cohesion, trust, and wellbeing. This session will briefly examine the key tipping points which led to these adaptations and changes, place this in the context of international trends.

This Friday Lunchtime Members Only event will be held on Friday 22nd September from 12 noon – 1:30pm 

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Your presenter is..

Kate Hannah is the Director and founder of The Disinformation Project Aotearoa, a research group which has studied misinformation and disinformation in Aotearoa New Zealand since February 2020.

Hannah is a cultural historian of science and technology who focuses on information disorders, evidence-based decision-making, and the impacts of racism, misogyny, and the far right on socio-political discourse.

She is experienced with research translation for decision-makers, communication, public engagement and consultation, and community co-development of research and research outcomes. Part of the Te Pūnaha Matatini team that won the 2021 Prime Minister’s Science Prize for their work in supporting Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid response, Hannah is a US State Department 2022 International Visitor Leadership Program alum, participating in a programme focused on Disinformation in the Pacific.

She a PhD candidate at the School of Science and Society at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington.


September 22, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm






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