“It’s a wrap for TechCamp Malaysia!

TechCamp Malaysia participants and trainers from the U.S., Europe and ASEAN region engaged virtually on disinformation over two weeks. (TechCamp Malaysia photo)

“It’s a wrap for TechCamp Malaysia! Over the past two weeks, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur and the Penang Institute hosted the first ever virtual TechCamp in Malaysia on countering disinformation.  TechCamp gathered over 60 participants and trainers from the U.S., Europe, and the ASEAN region to brainstorm technological solutions to challenges posed by disinformation.  Participants pitched their project ideas ranging from media literacy education for youth and educators to the tracking and analysis of misinformation on prominent social media platforms. Post-TechCamp, participants will receive small grants to execute their projects. We look forward to seeing the impact of these emerging leaders in curbing disinformation!”

Ambassador Lakhdhir and Chairman of Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Dr. Fadhlullah gave remarks on Day 1 of TechCamp along with YB Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang and Dato’ Ooi, Executive Director of Penang Institute. (TechCamp Malaysia Photo)

At the TechCamp Malaysia opening ceremony, U.S. Ambassador Lakhdhir, Chief Minister of Penang YB Chow Kon Yeow, and Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Dr. Fadhlullah made remarks.