Peace Journalism Laboratory, School of Journalism and Mass Media (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) in cooperation with Digital Communication Network SEE Hub is pleased to announce the beginning of the project “Combating Disinformation: Training Refugees to become Fact-checkers” which is granted by the programme “Together, Moving Forward – Students and Refugees uniting for inclusion in society and education”, part of the European Students’ Union (ESU). The European Students’ Union (ESU) is the umbrella organization of 45 National Unions of Students (NUS) from 40 countries. The aim of ESU is to represent and promote the educational, social, economic and cultural interests of students at the European level towards all relevant bodies and in particular the European Union, Bologna Follow Up Group, Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through its members, ESU represents almost 20 million students in Europe.
About our project
The project aims to make young refugees aware of disinformation in Media and help them tackle it by themselves.
The project’s objective is to make refugees skilled fact-checkers by teaching them media literacy and basic fact-checking practices. To do so, we will hold a series of training webinars for young people with refugee backgrounds. During these webinars, skilled and experienced trainers will teach the participants what disinformation is, why they should be cautious with whatever they see online, ways to spot disinformation on social media and open-source tools for verifying content.