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HAU, SAS launch advocacy to battle 'Fake News'

In response to the alarming increase of articles, videos and other media materials containing erroneous or falsified information being published for public consumption, Holy Angel University (HAU) and the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) join hands to advocate responsible journalism and denounce fake news through the HAU Anti-Fake News Campaign dubbed "I Am Real: Rising Above Fake News".

Among the strategies and tactics included in the advocacy is a press conference that will be happening on February 20, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the Casa Nena which will be attended by Media Groups, HAU Community, and School Publications; and a Town Hall advocacy activation that aims to educate the public, set on February 27, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the University Theatre. The rest of the initiatives include community relations and partnerships in selected campuses through seminars and public service announcements, maximization of the social media platform to boost advocacy in the online media, mall exhibits, production and airing of AVP teasers, and press releases.

The program's objectives are: (1) To be a research center for media-related studies with local and national scope, (2) To strengthen media education and literacy in the region, particularly in Pampanga, (3) To support media organizations in the region by providing research data useful in media management, and (4) To train and develop aspiring media practitioners to become competent and ethical media personnel.

Any stories that contain information without factual basis shared on social media is considered Fake News. HAU and SAS are committed to combat the spread of false information through these initiatives. The University's long term plan involved in this cause is the eventual creation of HAU's Media Research Center.

Date Posted: 02-20-2018