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The fight against desinformation in mass-media and online
September 11 | 11:00 - 15:30
Speaker : Dr. Natalia Beregoi is the head of Communication and International Relations Department, the head of Training Center at Public Institution Company ”Teleradio-Moldova” and lecturer at Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, Moldova State University. She published over 20 scientific articles in research journals and the book “Media policy in the process of European integration of the Republic of Moldova (2016).
She is an alumna of Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for Journalism and Media Scholars, Ohio University, 2018 and European Institute of Political Studies from Moldova, Strasbourg, 2008.
She has been working in the media field for 15 years and has experience in project management, corporate communication, media management, media marketing, international relations, qualitative and quantitative research, instructional and facilitative training.
Type: Professional development program
Description: Critical thinking and understanding disinformation intent are crucial responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century. There is a lot of concern that people cannot tell the difference between news and fake content, that we live in a post-truth era, in an environment where lies always travel faster and farther than news reporting.
By entering into a discussion about contemporary disinformation, the participants will be invited to think about the power of communication and their responsibilities as both creators and consumers of media content. Discussion of new forms and techniques of disinformation enables us to examine questions about the use and potential impact of new media and technologies.
Participants will learn what disinformation and fake content online are. They will learn to identify fake news and will understand the economic and political motivations behind spreading fake content. Participants will discuss the context and conditions in which fake news becomes viral and will reflect upon the effects of distributing fake news online. Finally, they will learn how to spot fake news and to report disinformation online.
The aim of this program is to provide candidates with the underpinning knowledge related to disinformation. By the end of the program candidates are expected to have gained sufficient skills and knowledge and be able to apply them.