Award winning investigative journalist, Rana Ayyub, is among the key speakers invited to address the upcoming Nobel Prize Summit, themed ‘Truth, Trust and Hope.’
The summit is scheduled to take place from 24-26 May 2023 in Washington, DC.
The event will feature several other notable speakers, including Nobel laureates Maria Ressa and Saul Perlmutter, as well as award-winning journalists and public figures from around the world.
The Nobel Prize Summit, according to organisers, will bring together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and today’s youth leaders to explore the question: “How can we build trust in truth, facts and scientific evidence so that we can create a hopeful future for all?”
“It has never been more important in the history of humankind for the world to acknowledge that we are facing a problem that has the potential to change the world order for the worse. Fake news takes lives, disinformation is fuelling wars, pogroms and aiding genocidal tendencies in some of the most robust democracies,” said Rana in a conversation with the The Nobel Prize.
She went on to say: “Never has it been more urgent for the world to hear stories that have been destroyed by propaganda. Those attending Truth, Trust, and Hope this May need to be prepared to deal with some uncomfortable truths. They need to hear unpopular opinions if they indeed do care about human rights, civil liberties, and an idea we cherish, an idea we call democracy.”
Rana is a vocal critic of India’s Hindu nationalist government.