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PSSI organized a closed-door conference on pro-Russian disinformation

02.06.2016

On May 31, PSSI organized a one-day conference entitled "Countering Pro-Russian Disinformation: Current Challenges and the Way Forward." It comprised of two closed-door expert roundtables and was followed by a public discussion with three journalists/ activists from Ukraine.

The roundtables sought to assess the effectiveness and transferability of existing initiatives (best practices), and discuss the extent of preparedness to address what has become a major cause for concern among Western governments. This event also provided a platform for experts from the Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia), along with guests from Ukraine, to share their knowledge and unique experience with Russian influence activities across Central and Eastern Europe.  

Among the participants were:

  • Roman Shutov, Program Director at Detector Media and Telekritika, Ukraine
  • Natalia Kurdiukova, Head of the Nakipelo and Kharkiv Crisis Infocenter, Ukraine
  • Ivan Syniepalov, Head of Gramadske TV of Azov, Ukraine
  • Péter Krekó, Director of Political Capital Institute, Hungary
  • Ivana Smolenova, Fellow, Communication and Outreach Manager, PSSI, Czech Republic
  • Ondřej Soukup, Journalist, Hospodářské noviny, Czech Republic
  • Adam Reichardt, Editor-in-Chief, New Eastern Europe, Poland
  • Peter Jančárik, Co-founder of Konspiratori.sk, Slovakia
  • Dušan Fischer, Fellow, Slovak Foreign Policy Association (SFPA), Slovakia
  • Tomáš Čižík, Director, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), Slovakia
  • Maryana Drach, Director, Ukrainian Service, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Czech Republic

A set of recommendations based on the expert discussions will be distributed to various institutions, and governmental bodies in the Visegrad countries.

The event was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vaclav Havel Library and the Open Society Fund Prague.

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