Yusof Abdul-Rahman

Yusof Abdul-Rahman, APTN News, yarahman@ap.org, 00447963840618, 1999. (AP Photo/David Azia)

Yusof Abdul-Rahman is a journalist and consultant. He spends much of his time looking at the way technological innovation affects social behaviour. Earlier this year he was involved in a WhatsApp funded project in Delhi that looked into disinformation and misinformation within closed-messaging groups during the election in India, the world’s largest democracy.

Yusof’s career began over 20 years ago with the Associated Press in London. He spent four years at AP’s Beijing bureau before returning to London in 2005 as a senior editor on the International desk. He has also worked at Euronews, Europe’s major multilingual broadcast channel.

An advocate for effective digital and video strategy, Yusof is currently a consultant working at Malaysia’s National News Agency (Bernama) to help them with convergence strategy and news transformation.

Sessions by Yusof Abdul-Rahman

  • 4 October 2019
    4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Gimme some truth – Journalism in an alternative-fact, post-truth world. Is the media the victim or the perpetrator? News organisations and journalists now grapple with #fakenews. With those last forwarded Whatsapp messages that carry “news” becoming increasingly believable by the masses, news organisations have to find new purpose in […]