DCN SE Hub News

September 11. Disinformation in the Covid-19 environment: Challenges in the new environment

The Covid-19 epidemic has given rise to an avalanche of disinformation. Disinformation and misinformation is quickly and widely disseminated across the Internet, reaching and potentially influencing many people.

As effective new treatments and vaccines become available, disinformation could hinder uptake and further jeopardise countries’ efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. In this environment it is more than crucial to discuss on current efforts and initiatives in order to tackle a great challenge for our democracies, trust in institutions and communication environment.
The webinar will discuss a) the new environment that arise b) challenges for states, societies and media organizations c) will discuss initiatives to tackle the current situation and respond to these challenges.

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Dr. Nikos S. Panagiotou │Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | Director DCN SEE Hub

• Zoi Pahounti, Head of CSR & Citizens' Communication Department, at ERT (Greek Broadcasting Corporation)
• Dr. Angelos Kaskanis| Project Manager, Tactics Institute for Security and Counter-Terrorism
• Filip Stojanovski | Director for Partnership and Resource Development at Metamorphosis Foundation and manager of the Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens.

This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges.

This global event was designed and arranged with support from the South-Central Asia Alumni Network of the State Department exchange program Professional Fellows, implemented by World Learning.

DCN SOUTHEAST EUROPE HUB is a consortium of Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network, nonprofits, public and private organizations and companies involved in the fields of digital communication, social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation. It is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition tapping into the best talent and resources across Europe.