Register in advance for RCC-OBCT Conference: "Spread of disinformation during the pandemic and their impact on the Western Balkan"
It is our pleasure to announce that the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) organizing, in cooperation with the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT), a regional online conference: "Spread of disinformation during the pandemic and their impact on the Western Balkan".
The Conference will be held on 8 July 2021 (10:00-15:00 CET), in hybrid-mode, via online platform ZOOM.
The main expected output of the "Disinformation Conference" will seek to explain the impact of disinformation narratives in the Western Balkans especially after the COVID-19 outbreak, to identify challenges for economies of the Western Balkans caused by the infodemic, the role of all relevant stakeholders in establishing a clear division between disinformation and facts and differentiating between credible media sources, and how to prevent the societal polarization/distortion caused by disinformation.
The conference will bring together over 100 professionals, including representatives from the regulatory authorities, key experts, academics, journalists, researchers, and practitioners in the region and beyond.
The webinar will consist of the following panels: - How do the governments from the WB economies address challenges of disinformation during the pandemic? - How do the media and civic actors from the WB economies address challenges of disinformation during the pandemic? - The impact of disinformation on democratic processes and building societal resilience against the threat of disinformation
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar (08 July 2021 – 10:00AM – 15:00PM CET)