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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.

New Issue of Our Newsletter About the the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security is Now Available

09.03.2019

The latest issue of the newsletter presents the outline of the Czech investment screening mechanism, explores the role of the International Investment Bank, and takes a look at the Russian investments in Crimea.  ... more »

PSSI Launched a Newsletter in English on the Economic and Financial Aspects of National Security

14.02.2019

The national security dimensions of global economic and financial (E&F) relations are more apparent in our highly interdependent world than ever before. The newsletter aims to illustrate instances of this phenomenon not only in the Czech Republic ... more »

PSSI Published a Briefing Paper Focusing on the External Influence in Spreading Extremism and Radicalism in the Western Balkans

12.02.2019

This is the final briefing paper presenting the results of the research within the project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities”. The paper covers Russian, Turkish and ... more »

Call for Applications: Great Opportunity for Young and Aspiring Czech Journalists

05.02.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute, in cooperation with the British Embassy in Prague, is launching a new program for students of journalism and journalists at the start of their career. The main aim of the project is to create a deeper understanding ... more »

Internship Opportunity!

04.02.2019

We are looking for an intern to work on projects within the framework of our Economic and Financial Threat Program. Deadline for Application: February 12, 2019 Internship: March-August 2019 approximately 25h/month proficiency in ... more »

Invitation: Public Roundtable on Foreign Direct Investment

02.02.2019

Join us on February 13 at 5 p.m. at the American Center for a roundtable on the risks connected with non-standard economic behavior of foreign powers. The roundtable will give insight into the development of the EU FDI screening framework and it ... more »