Join Hive Mind for a webinar about the current war-time disinformation landscape in Central Eastern Europe and learn about ways of mitigating its harmful effects. Register here and see you on Zoom on Thursday, June 30th, at 5 pm CET.

It’s been almost 4 months since Russia escalated the war in Ukraine and we are most likely preparing for a long-term conflict with all its consequences. After the initial amazing outpouring of kindness and solidarity from the world and people from all around Europe, the longer the situation goes on the more likely we are to see fatigue and burnout among both the refugees and the helpers. A situation with no end date in sight will create a fertile ground for various disinformation narratives aimed at stirring anti-Ukrainian sentiments and deepening nationalistic tendencies. We have to be ready for that. We need to become resilient to disinformation more than ever. We need to be aware of the shape and form it’s now taking, be able to spot it, and not spread it further. 

Our experts will help us do just this – we will go over the current disinformation landscape in the CEE and take a closer look at:

Join us for a webinar about the current war-time disinformation landscape and learn about ways of mitigating its harmful effects.

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Date and time:

Thursday (30.06) at 5:00-6:00 pm CET / 8:00-9:00 am PT on Zoom

Experts

Iryna Shvets

Director at OPORA Lviv, and a Board Member at OPORA Civil Network. Civic activist and a project manager with more than a ten-year of experience. Since OPORA is mostly known as a watchdog network for Ukraine’s election process, Iryna as a team member is responsible for planning and conduct of election observation and monitoring campaigns, especially designing blended-learning educational and communication strategies. Apart from the observation missions, Iryna is involved in watchdog activities aiming to improve the level of transparency, openness, and accountability of government bodies. 

Sopo Gelava

Sopo Gelava is a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council’s DFRLab. She also serves as a disinformation analyst for Georgia Information Integrity Program, funded by the USAID and implemented by Zinc Network. Sopo teaches Fact-Checking and Verification, as well as Disinformation Analysis and Research courses at University of Georgia.

Tomas Krissak
Tomáš Kriššák: expert on cognitive security. He is currently working for Gerulata Technologies as an analyst. Previously Tomáš worked or is part of many Slovak initiatives and projects that tackle modern phenomena of disinformation and hate speech like #Iamhere network, chatbot Checkbot, konspiratori.sk, Confident Slovakia and many more. He is also an experienced trainer on the courses of critical thinking and media literacy, his newest project HOPE is currently in pre-launch-phase and its focus is to bring his skills and knowledge to teachers and students from all around Slovakia – https://projekthope.sk/

Ciprian Cucu

Ciprian Cucu is an expert in countering disinformation and media literacy from Romania. He’s a co-founder and vice-president of Forum Apulum, an NGO that works in civic engagement, civic education, and fostering critical thinking skills. He has held a number of workshops on media literacy and countering disinformation, has published several articles on the topic, has a PhD. in educational technologies, and is also a lecturer at the University of Alba Iulia.

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