Democracy and Propaganda - Can independent media defend universal values?

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Date12 September 2017 - 13 September 2017
PlannersEastern Partnership
ParticipantsKenan Aliyev, Natalia Antelava, Nino Bolkvadze, Louis Brook, Nino Danelia, Kristoffer Egeberg, Alina Frolova, Vitali Gaidarji, Silvio Gonzato, Oleksandr Gorohovskiy, Katya Gorchinskaya, Martin Hagström, Johannes Hahn, Ehtel Halliste, Hamid Hamidov, Ellie Haworth, Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Daniel Ioannesyan, Jakub Janda, Sanita Jemberga, Frederic Karen, Susanne Kiefer, Anneli Kimber, Tero Koskinen, Andriy Kulykov, Natia Kuprashvili, Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Jason Lambert, Jeff Lovitt, Nataliia Lygachova, Katarína Mathernová, Oleksiy Matsuka, Dunja Mijatović, Sven Mikser, Hugues Mingarelli, Natalia Morari, Vitaliy Moroz, Kateryna Myasnykova, Zhanna Nemtsova, Jussi Niemeläinen, Andy Pryce, Jerzy Pomianowski, Natalia Popovych, Alina Radu, Allan Rajavee, Rita Ruduša, Nouneh Sarkissian, Maxim Savanevsky, Roman Shutov, Lasha Tugushi, Tarmu Tammerk, Andrei Vardomatski, Mike de Villiers, Peter Wagner, Leon Willems
DescriptionAn EED "fake news" conference in Ukraine

Democracy and Propaganda – Can independent media defend universal values? was a 2 day event held in Ukraine in September 2017 about "Fake news".


12 September

  • 18:00-18:10 - Welcome & Introduction - Jerzy Pomianowski, Executive Director, EED (BE)
  • 18:10-19:00 - Framing The Problem - Independent media as a response to propaganda
  • 19:00-20:00 - From Theory To Practice - How donor community can best assist independent media
  • 20:00-21:30 - Networking Reception

13 September

  • 08:30-09:30 - Registration & Coffee
  • 09:30-10:45 - Opening Chaired by Hugues Mingarelli, Keynote Speech by Dunja Mijatović
  • 10:45-11:15 - Coffee Break
  • 11:15-12:45 - Penary 1 - In search for economic sustainability in news and story production ("Unless you pay for it, you will pay for it...")
  • 12:45-14:15 - Lunch Break
  • 14:15-15:45 - Breakout Sessions
    1. Journalist in the modern media landscape - redefining audience engagement and ending old rivalries
    2. Local media, how to survive in modern times
    3. The challenge posed by fake news and propaganda on strategically communicating modernisation of the partner countries in the European neighbourhood (East)
    4. Critical thinking and social media space
  • 15:45-16:15 - Coffee Break 2
  • 16:15-17:30 - Plenary 2 - Media in service to public – Public Service Broadcasting and beyond
  • 17:30-18:30 - Conclusion Chaired by Peter Wagner
  • 18:30-20:00 - Networking Reception


Known Participants

2 of the 55 of the participants already have pages here:

Natalia AntelavaJournalist who declined Marianna Spring's job application after spotting a lie on her CV.
Andy PryceHead of 'Counter Disinformation and Media Development' at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London
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