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PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Authored a Paper on Information Warfare and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations

20.06.2018

The paper is based on the main ideas and opinions that were stated during a panel discussion held during the 2018 NGO Market in Prague, Czech Republic, about the role of NGOs in information warfare. The discussion moderated by Jonáš Syrovátka hosted experts from the V4 countries and the United States. The videotape of the panel is available on the Forum 2000 YouTube channel. The phenomenon of Information Warfare (IW) – sometimes described as disinformation, fake news, or propaganda – has gained significant attention and concern across Western countries in recent years. NGOs play two important roles in IW – both as victims and instruments of the hostile behavior. The text elaborates on the complex role of NGOs in IW. Firstly, it describes the phenomenon of IW and explains its impact on democratic societies. Secondly, it highlights how NGOs might be affected by these phenomena and gives general recommendations on how it should be tackled. Thirdly, it shortly introduces the situation in the V4 countries and presents organizations, initiatives, and projects that successfully confront this challenge. 

The paper was published by Forum 2000 with support from the International Visegrad Fund.

PSSI Contributes to 2019 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

17.05.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 16th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 15-17, 2019. She was also an expert reviewer of the 2017 edition ... more »

PSSI to Hold its Fifth International Space Security Conference

03.05.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) will convene its fifth international Space Security Conference on June 9-11, 2019, in Prague, in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF). The upon-invitation-only ... more »

Space Security Lectures Are Back

26.04.2019

The first lecture of this spring's series will take place on May 6, 2019, 18:00  at the American Center.  Dr Jan Kolář, director of the Czech Space Office, will talk about the moon as the subject of new space ... more »

PSSI Held a Conference Devoted to External Influence in Western Balkans

26.04.2019

The event was co-organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute and the Institute of International Relations under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and in cooperation with the Foreign ... more »

Call for Applications: 15th Annual PSSI Summer School

11.04.2019

We are now accepting applications for this year's summer school! The 15th Annual PSSI Summer School, organized in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, is titled “NATO ... more »

PSSI At 35th Space Symposium

07.04.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, is attending the 35th Space Symposium, organized annually by the Space Foundation. ... more »