Truth and Democracy Brainstorming Session

31 March 2023  09:30 - 12:15

In Person Event | Organised by World Learning and DCN Global | Held in (EST) World Learning 1015 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20005 in English
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The Digital Communication Network and World Learning Host Brainstorming Session on Truth and Democracy

The Digital Communication Network Global (DCN Global) ( and World Learning ( are pleased to announce a brainstorming session on the dynamic relationship between truth and democracy in the digital age, on March 31, 2023 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm). The event is being held in the context of the White House Summit for Democracy, which aims to highlight the critical role that democracies play in addressing global challenges.


A Global Perspective on Truth and Democracy

The session will feature a global panel with DCN experts from all over the world. The speaker line-up includes Carol Jenkins, CEO World Learning (U.S.), Nikos Panagiotou, Professor at Aristotle University of Thesaloniki and DCN Global President (Greece), Aribowo Sasmito, Founder of MAFINDO (Indonesia), Diana Filimon, President of Forum Apulum (Romania), Aurra Kawanzaruwa, Digital Influencer, Head of DCN Africa (Zimbabwe), Alexandre Le Voci Sayad, Director of Education, Media, and Culture and Co-chairman UNESCO MIL Alliance (Brazil), Yulia Reshitko, Senior Communication Consultant for Anti-corruption (Ukraine), and Jon Greenberg, Senior Correspondent at PolitiFact (U.S.)

Additionally, Franak Viacorka, Senior Advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and DCN Global Vice President (Belarus), will talk about the digital battle for freedom and democracy. The session will focus on strategies to overcome challenges to truth and how democracies can work to promote the values of transparency and accountability.

The event will take place on March 31, 2023 (09:30 am – 12:30 pm), at World Learning (1015 Fifteenth Street, N.W., #1100, Washington, DC 20005). Registration is required, and interested participants can sign up here ( The event is part of an exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges.

About the Digital Communication Network

DCN Global is a multi-disciplinary community of digital professionals and emerging leaders organized as a social enterprise. Our global community seeks solutions addressing challenges to democracy and the information space.

About World Learning

World Learning is a leading international non-profit organization that creates educational, exchange, and development programs for individuals, institutions, and communities worldwide. World Learning has been working to promote peace, justice, and social change around the world for over 85 years.