As the largest youth exchange program in ASEAN and Japan, SSEAYP has transformed into an impactful program where participating youth are encouraged to find solutions for their country’s common issues.
With the rise of fake news and stories, the damage that hoaxes can cause to social cohesion in the country is worrying. Therefore, the returning Indonesian participating youths for SSEAYP 2017 initiated a hoax buster programme to raise awareness about media literacy.
SSEAYP International Indonesia, together with Jakarta Marketing Week and Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia (MAFINDO), showed how to differentiate fact from fiction when it comes to news and social media in SSEAYP on Stage: The Anti Hoax Movement.
Anindya Kusuma Putri, SSEAYP alumni and Miss Universe Indonesia 2015 shared her experience as the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Youth & Sport of Indonesia. This include providing clear and factual information related to youths and sports affairs to the media. Meanwhile Anita Wahid, Executive Director of the Wahid Institute and Advisor to MAFINDO (the Indonesian Anti-Slander Society/Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia) highlighted the importance to verify the facts from news before sharing it to the wider community.
To find out more about the Hoaxbuster Project, please see below the links to SSEAYP International Indonesia and the Hoaxbuster Project’s Instagram account.
@thehoaxbusterproject bakal ketemu lagi dengan kawan2 #hoaxbusters Jogja. Tepatnya kami jadi salah satu pembicara di Voluntary Day: Countering Hoax dari @pcmijogja besok Minggu di Gedung Societet Taman Budaya. Yuk datang, ada banyak komunitas juga yang terlibat. Sampai jumpa #hoaxbusters 😎 #hoaxbuster #thehoaxbusterproject #antihoax #jogja #societet #tamanbudaya #eventjogja #jogjaevent
“SSEAYP on Stage: The Anti Hoax Movement” has successfully done! . Thank you @marketeers for giving us a chance to promote SSEAYP and our project at the Jakarta Marketing Week 2018. . Highest appreciation also goes to @anitwahid from MAFINDO (Masyarakat Anti Fitnah Indonesia) and @anindyakputri as the representative of ex-IPY for this sharing session. The moderator @icusurtinimarwati for guiding the event, thanks a bunch! . And won’t forget, for those who’s coming and supporting this Event, we thank you very much! Hope you had a good time with us. . We’ll see you again on our next project, ya! . #sseayp #sseaypfamily