Project “Online Media Literacy for Editors and Administrators of social media public pages”

Project “Online Media Literacy for Editors and Administrators of social media public pages”

Website: visegradfund.org

Our partners:

  • Czech Republic: Prague Security Studies Institute, pssi.cz
  • Hungary: Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy, ceid.hu
  • Poland: The Res Publica Foundation publica.pl
  • Poland: Freedom Files Foundation
  • Slovakia: Institute for Public Affairs, ivo.sk
  • Ukraine: East European Security Research Initiative Foundation, eesri.org

A short description:

The project’s goal is to raise awareness of the online media editors and administrators of online media public pages about propagandistic and disinformation methods and narratives. It will ultimately benefit active users of internet users. Public pages and groups in social media become increasingly popular source of local news. Often local public pages in social media are a more important source of information than local and regional newspapers and their websites. In many cases administrators of local public pages in social media take their social media activity as a public service rather than business. This approach has built trust among the readers. At the same time, unfortunately, the administrators of the public groups in social media often do not have sufficient expertise to filter out fake news and manipulations which are promoted by various actors to advance their agenda. Often such content is designed to deepen the rifts within the society and to attack universal values. The manual will contain a list of recurring propagandistic narratives and concrete disinformation cases, recommendations by experienced editors of online media administrators of social media public pages as well as excerpts of case studies from V4 and EaP countries.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Authors and Articles

Wojciech Przybylski, 09.04.2020, The Need for Information Sovereignty

Joseph Sawitsky, 20.04.2020, Information sovereignty of Belarus: old new truncheon or cooperation tool

Daniel Bartha, 12.05.2020, How to build the resilience of the country when your own government is spreading foreign disinformation? The case of Hungary

Julie Vinklová, 29.05.2020, Czech Student Initiatives Focused on Media Literacy

Grigorij Mesežnikov, 10.06.2020, Фантомные битвы России

Maria Avdeeva, 14.06.2020, Kremlin’s Influence Operations: Working Out Countering Mechanisms for Eastern Partnership Member States