BINUS Live International Seminar With NUNI and the British Embassy – UK Cabinet Office 2022

On Thursday, 17th March 2022, BINUS UNIVERSITY held an international webinar,  in collaboration with the Nationwide University Network in Indonesia (NUNI) and the British Embassy, Jakarta, live from BINUS Alam Sutera campus, Tangerang. The theme of this webinar was “Understanding Mis- and Dis-information”. Over nine hundred students were participating from various universities in Indonesia.

The Head of NUNI and BINUS Global Director, Dr. Diah Wihardini, and the Deputy Head of Mission British Embassy Jakarta, Mr. Rob Fenn, delivered the opening remarks. Two expert speakers in communications presented the main session: Mr. Ronnie Mirza as the Head of Strategic Communication, Cyber & Countering Disinformation, Indo-Pacific UK Government, and Mrs. Mairead Weir as the Strategic Communications Manager UK Government.

The speakers shared their expertise on the difference between mis- and disinformation and how to recognize them. They also discussed why people spread disinformation, create false content, and believe mis- and disinformation. The webinar also touched on how the UK Government counters the mis- and disinformation.

As the mis- and disinformation is now a global problem, this webinar aimed to encourage all the participants to be wise individuals spreading information. The presentation by the speakers evoked all participants’ enthusiasm, as there were a lot of interesting questions in the Q&A session on this virtual seminar.