Populism and truth in the media

Populism is on the rise. A consequence of populism has been the challenge of ‘truth in the media’. In the world of social media, ‘fake news’ and bubbles, misinformation is rife, which can have terrible effects in a time of pandemic.

As vaccines are rolled out and countries seek to return to something like ‘normal’, how should we understand the challenges of populism to equipping society with the right information, and what solutions might there be?

Attend the live event Populism and Truth in the Media: Solutions during COVID-19 (a SACRU webinar) featuring experts on the topics of populism and media:

  • Benjamin Moffit, Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, Australian Catholic University
  • William Hasselberger, Professor of Politics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Institute for Political Studies) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia
  • Simona Beretta, Professor of International Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan 

This event is sponsored by the Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU), of which ACU is a founding member, and will be hosted by Boston College.

This will be a live Q&A event that allows the audience to ask questions.


  • Date: Friday 26 March
  • Time: 8.30am AEDT/7.30am AEST
  • Registration: Online registration is required for this Zoom event.

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