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Webinar Announcement: Public health or digital liberties? Citizens’ tracking during and after COVID-19

Countries worldwide are introducing innovative digital solutions to ensure public health and fight COVID-19. New measures speeded up to limit the spread of the virus, such as citizens’ tracking and digital surveillance could be as world-changing as the disease itself. Most of these changes aren’t temporary and many of them may have negative implications on …

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Conference Announcement: “Influencers Hub Ukraine”

Digital Communication Network is officially announcing the Influencers Hub Ukraine Conference. The event will bring together community and civic organizers, policymakers, journalists, activists, new media representatives, and influencers in order to discuss and understand the world after the pandemic and to explore new ways in which we can make our voices heard. Influencers Hub Ukraine …

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Webinar Announcement: “Sourcing in Investigative Journalism: how to build strategic connections during a global pandemic”

This webinar will be a conversation between Aisha Kehoe Down and James Wright on the art of sourcing in investigative journalism, and the difficulties and opportunities that arise from building sources in the digital age. It will focus on a recent investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, “Marlboro’s Man: Philip Morris’s Representative …

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Webinar Announcement: “The current state of fact-checking”

Societies across the world are trying to respond to a rapidly spreading deadly virus but also to an “infodemic” of misinformation. Fake news spreads as fast as the actual virus, multiplying its strength and reach. The webinar’s goal is to discuss the issue of disinformation, in light of new developments, including polarization and lies / …

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Webinar Announcement: “Vaccines as an instrument of influence”

Amid the ongoing race to dominate the COVID-19 vaccine uptake, Russia and China have been actively promoting their respective vaccines abroad through state-funded outlets and diplomatic accounts. It has been found that there is an ongoing effort to put forward negative narratives about Western vaccines in an attempt to undermine trust, (Russia) and or positive …

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Webinar Announcement: “How to develop the next generation of female digital leaders”

Statistics measuring the overall presence of female digital leaders and tech entrepreneurs can be discouraging. Women are dramatically under-represented in the digital sector. Studies highlight the need for both men and women, working in the industry, to encourage and inspire women to launch and develop careers in the digital space. It is a demanding and …

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Webinar Announcements: ” Freedom of the Press in Belarus” & “Women Sports Journalists – A Global Assesssement”

Freedom of the press has been one of the first principles attacked in Belarus last year, as the turbulences increased and the protests multiplied. Now, many journalists from Belarus are reported to be imprisoned. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Forum Apulum Association are organizing a discussion about …

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Webinar Announcement: “Africa: Is Social Media Friend or Foe of Democracy?”

The importance of social networks as agents of change cannot be ignored. Because of its popularity, social media plays an active role in democracy and in democratization, where it can have a positive impact on society but can also contribute to the polarization of society. In a positive light, social media is hailed as a …

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Announcement: “Catalyst or Destabiliser?: COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Media Landscape Worldwide”

The Kondrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation is organizing the discussion “Catalyst or Destabiliser?: COVID-19 and its impact on the Media Landscape Worldwide”, focusing on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected on a global level, the sector of mass media, amongst others. “COVID-19 and the Media”: As with so many “COVID-19 and …” topics, this is a correlation that …

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Announcement: Digital Talks @ DT&S

Cisco Greece and the International Centre of Digital Trasformation and Digital Skills in collaboration with the International Peace Journalism Laboratory- Faculty of Journalism & Mass Communication of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and DCN Global-, are organizing the series of monthly dialogues “Digital Talks @ DT&S” of technological, economic and enterprising interest. The coordinator of …

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