Let's de-fake it!
Let's de-fake it!
Central European countries are facing massive disinformation campaigns originating from the Russian Federation. Information warfare itself cannot be considered as a new phenomenon in armed conflicts, however in today’s information era, the Internet and the social media have provided information warfare with a new battleground, where the main target groups are not militaries, but the minds of civilians. Russian information warfare represents the most challenging security issue not only for the European Union but also for NATO member states. It can be considered as a very powerful geopolitical tool, which can negatively influence any European state without using military or hard power.
The project aims to improve knowledge of the young generation about the disinformation campaigns, through interactive week-long summer school, where they will have a chance to create their own disinformation article, conspiracy theories or hoax. The aim of the project is to show to young generation how easily information can be manipulated and how information can be easily verified. The project will improve the inner resilience of young generation towards disinformation campaigns.
The project consists of four public debate in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest and Bratislava and summer school, which will take place in Žilina, Slovakia.
1st public debate:
Let's De-fake it! - 21.3. 2018 (American Centrum, Prague)
Roman Máca - Institute for Politics and Society
Ondřej Soukup - Hospodářske noviny
Tomáš Čižik - Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Jonáš Syrovátka - Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
Moderator - Tomáš Kolomazník - Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention
2nd public debate:
Let's De-fake it! - 11.4. 2018 (Kafé Scherz, Bratislava)
Monika Masariková, Slovak Security Policy Institute (SSPI)
Daniel Hoťka, Denník SME
Tomáš Čižik, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA)
Moderator - Viera Žúborová - Bratislava Policy Institute (BPI)
Summer School "Let's De-fake it!"
Summer school Let’s de-fake it! took place in Žilina, Slovakia (June 25 – June 30, 2018) and it was organized jointly by Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) in cooperation with our partners from Poland - Res Publica Foundation, our partner from the Czech Republic - Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention and our partner from the Hungary – Political Capital. The Summer School was aimed for the high-schools students, and the whole program was focused on the disinformation campaigns, critical thinking, and media literacy – Information warfare; Disinformation campaigns, conspiracy theories and hoaxes; Migrants are not terrorists, Taboo-breakers, Journalists vs. Hoaxes and disinformation; Critical thinking and Media literacy; Slovak Foreign Policy and disinformation campaigns). Our invitation to deliver the lecture and workshop accepted: Ingrid Borárosová (Bratislava Policy Institute), Viera Žúborová (Bratislava Policy Institute), Vladimír Šnídl (Denník N), Denisa Karabová (University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius), Miroslav Wlachovský (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Tomáš Čižik (Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs). We also organized public discussion focused on disinformation during the summer school for local high-schools and public. Our invitation to speak accepted: Jakub Góda (blogger), Juraj Smatana (activist and history teacher), Vladimír Šnídl (Denník N).
Res Publica Foundation - Poland
Centre for Security Analysis and Prevention - Czech Republic
Political Capital - Hungary
With the support of the International Visegrad Fund