The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, a joint enterprise between NASA and the EU, has teamed up with Mediapool and PING Helsinki to talk about the role of social media influencers in travel crises.
They have invited Abigail King to join the panel in Helsinki in January to share her experience and opinion and to help develop best practises.
The event takes place on 16 January 2020 at MATKA, the largest travel fair in Northern Europe.
Abi will be joined by the founder and CEO of Travel Dudes, Melvin Boecher, and journalist for leading Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Jenni Virtanen. The discussion will be moderated by Inna-Pirjetta Lahti.
In a world where news travel fast, social media influencers play a critical role in the information chain. Especially in global crisis situations, the need for source criticism is highlighted.
The leading experts in the field of crisis journalism and social media, will be sharing their personal experiences of news sharing during crisis situations and their best practices for source evaluation.
Abigail King is an award-winning journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet, the BBC, Red, CNN and more. She is one of the leading figures in the UK for blogging and social media in travel and her blog, Inside the Travel Lab, is described as one of the best in the world. She loves mango chutney, Blackadder and marmite toast buttered just right.