Queen Letizia delivers the FAD awards that fight against disinformation




The agenda of the Kings this Thursday began at half past ten in the morning in the Madrid Google Campus, where Doña Letizia presided over the work meeting of the board of trustees of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD) and the closing of the project ‘(In)form: critical thinking and media literacy’, where the winners of the contest were presented ‘Info-influencers’.

Organized by the FAD, a total of 489 young people between 13 and 17 years old participated in this contest, which seeks to reward the production of quality informative content in different formats, after having learned and reflected on the various forms that disinformation takes and the main strategies to fight against it.

The winners were eight teenagers: Lu Manuela Manzano, from IES Lucas Mallada (Huesca), with a paper on sustainability and employment; and Mario Hernández, Elena Camín and Luis Hidalgo, from the IES Cardenal Pardo de Tavera de Toro (Zamora), with a podcast in which they deny false news from their town.

For their part, Héctor Martín, Jorge Sánchez, Inés Movilla and Pablo Gordo, a team from different schools in Getafe (Madrid), who collected the award in the audiovisual journalism category for a report on bitcoin.

The FAD and Google presented the ‘Surf the net’ program with which they intend to help 27,000 young people between the ages of 8 and 18 to surf the internet safely and combat misinformation on social networks over the next two years.

The King inaugurates the headquarters of Foreign Affairs

At half past twelve in the afternoon, Felipe VI traveled to the Plaza del Marqués de Salamanca, where he inaugurated the new headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. Together with Minister José Manuel Albares, the King toured the building, whose rehabilitation was completed last year, after three years of reforms.

In the afternoon, in the Blue Room of the Royal Palace of El Pardo, Don Felipe presided over the XXXII ordinary session of the Carolina Foundation Board of Trustees, an institution that was established in the year 2000 to promote cultural relations and cooperate in educational and scientific matters between Spain and the countries of the Ibero-American Community of Nations, as well as with other countries with special historical ties.

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