DCN SEE Hub, Digital Communication Network and World Learning are organizing, via Zoom, the webinar “Greek Media Literacy Week 2020: How to stay healthy in the infodemic era”, which will begin in the 28th of October at 16:45 (Athens Time).
In 2019, World Learning implemented a 3-part program, the “Telling Our Stories” 1989 Anniversary Exchange, funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchange.
The program brought together 12 students and 12 educators from Eastern Europe to travel across Europe and the United States to understand the history of communism and post-communism while developing their own storytelling skills. Inspired by this program, we
have invited several of the students from the program in addition to other youth activists around the world to discuss their experiences.
The panelists have experience in leading civic action, organizing other youth, and sharing their stories. The webinar will address the following questions:
• How did you first become involved in advocacy? What does youth activism mean to you?
• How have you been engaged in affecting change in your communities? Or how do you want to affect change
in your communities?
• What are the best ways to engage young people to be involved and care about a cause? When organizing
youth what challenges to you face?
• Do you use certain platforms or messaging services to coordinate? What mechanisms work best for
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• Rafael Raețchi – Student, 1989 Program Alumni – Chișinău, Moldova
• Nikolay (Nick) Georgiev – Student, Sofia High School of Mathematics; 1989 Program Alumni – Sofia, Bulgaria
• Ana David – Student, University of Warwick – United Kingdom
• Brooke Baker – Director Of Communication, Youth Over Guns – United States
• Miron Vitushka – Student, 1989 Program Alumni – Belarus
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.
Digital Communication Network Global is an interdisciplinary alliance of non-profits, public and private organizations and social influencers, making a difference in the new information space through social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation.
DCN SEE Hub, Digital Communication Network and World Learning are organizing, via Zoom, the webinar “Greek Media Literacy Week 2020: How to stay healthy in the infodemic era”, which will begin in the 30th of October at 16:45 (Athens Time).
Governments all over the world, increasingly, use internet disruptions, including shutdowns, as a tool to prevent information sharing and popular mobilization during political crises, elections, or periods of conflict. From 2018 to 2019 the number of countries in the world that saw an internet shutdown lasting longer than a week increased from 11 to 35. Of these, several are African countries including Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.
Many of these states have often cited the need to preserve public order and national security as the basis for their disruption of digital communications as well as the necessity to control fake news, misinformation, and hate speech. Internet shutdowns and disruptions negatively impact media freedom, often undermining the ability of journalists to gather and impart information, to file reports, contact sources, or verify stories. They draw attention to a larger story, the Internet becoming a powerful tool with huge impact on press freedom, human rights, and democracy.
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- Paul Kimumwe | Senior Program Officer, Research and Advocacy, Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Uganda
- Jimmy Kainja | Lecturer, Media, Communication and Cultural Studies, University of Malawi, Malawi
- Henry Maina, Freedom of Expression, Media Regulation Consultant, Kenya
Nikos Panagiotou, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Media Communication, Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network Global, Greece.
Aurra Kawanzaruwa, Director, Africa is Digital, Board Member Digital Communication Network Africa, Zimbabwe.
This event is co-organized by the Digital Communication Network Global, DCN Africa and World Learning and is part of a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. The series aims to engage digital communities globally, to promote accurate information, combat distortions, encourage responsible behavior, and discourage panic, support mitigation of a global pandemic, and avoid major societal disruptions. DCN Global is supported by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges.
DCN Global is a consortium of non-profits, 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.