Why are people manipulated and deceived by fake news and disinformation? How to counter propaganda at the local and state levels? How does Russia use the Western academic and analytical institutions for promoting its messages? How does Lithuania counter Russia’s information aggression? How to resist negative impacts via the Internet and television in total?
On July 7 in Severodonetsk and on July 8 in Mariupol the Center for Public Diplomacy in compliance with all quarantine security measures will carry out the workshops «Disinformation as an instrument of hybrid warfare: aspects of its spread and possibilities to counter propaganda» for representatives of local authorities, public sector and mass media.
in Severodonetsk – Luhansk Regional State Administration, 59 Tsentralnyi Pr.
in Mariupol – Center for Baltic-Black Sea Studies, Mariupol State University, 129a Budivelnykiv Pr.
Time: 09:30 – 14:00
Mr. Andrii VITRENKO, Chair of the Center for Public Diplomacy, Vice Minister of Culture for European Integration (2014-2016)
Dr. Nerijus MALIUKEVIČIUS, Expert on information security, Lecturer and Researcher at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University
Mr. Denys DENYSCHENKO, Director of Department of foreign affairs, foreign economic and investment activity of Luhansk Regional State Administration
Prof. Kostyantyn BALABANOV, Rector of Mariupol State University, Consul Honorary of Republic of Cyprus in Mariupol
Prof. Mykola TROFYMENKO, Advisor to the Chairman of the Donetsk Regional State Administration, Vice Rector for International Relations of Mariupol State University
Dr. Sergii PAKHOMENKO, Head of the Center for Baltic-Black Sea Studies of Mariupol State University (MSU), MSU Associate Professor, Visiting Researcher at the University of Latvia
Ms. Kateryna SMAGLIY, Head of the Department for International Cooperation and Communications of the Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ms. Iryna ZHOVTA, Chief Specialist of the European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Division of the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine
Mr. Vitalii MOROZ, Expert on information wars and information security, Head of New Media at «Internews Ukraine»
Ms. Natalka SAD, Expert on Communications, Board Member of the Center for Public Diplomacy
These workshops became possible due to the support of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and are organized in cooperation with the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine.
We’ve taken into account everything – masks, antiseptics, safe social distancing. Join us for the discussion just like in the “old” pre-quarantine days. It will be lively and interesting!)