Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Wed, 1 May -
13:30 to 15:00

Parallel Session D

Tore Bergsaker

Investigative journalist, fact checker and founder of Norwegian fact-checking initiative, Faktisk.no

Mr. Tore Bergsaker is an investigative journalist, fact checker and founder of Norwegian fact-checking initiative, Faktisk.no. Norway. With the intention to counteract misinformation, Faktisk.no was established in 2017 by six leading Norwegian digital media outlets and media owners. Faktisk.no is member of International Fact-Checking Network, a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide. Faktisk.no is also a partner with Facebook to counter disinformation in its newsfeed. Mr. Bergsaker has worked for over 11 years for Dagbladet (The Daily Paper), Norway's third largest news outlet, where he was mainly doing investigative projects, as well as covering national and international politics - wars and conflicts. He is a member of the boards of the newspaper Dagbladet AS and its owning company Aller Media AS.