December 11-12, Bratislava
Media Literacy 360° Forum and Fair
Two-day event that will gather digital journalists, educators, entrepreneurs, civil society activists, and representatives of international organizations. The aim is to acknowledge and connect existing media literacy initiatives, share best practices, and empower citizens to play an increasingly important role in combating disinformation and fake news, in the information space.
46 organizations and 150 participants from 22 countries will gather in Bratislava at the Media Literacy 360° Forum & Fair to scale existing media literacy initiatives, share best practices, and empower citizens, including kids and seniors, to play an increasingly important role in combating disinformation and fake news, in the digital space.

At the two-day event, digital journalists, educators, entrepreneurs, civil society activists, and representatives of international organizations will have a chance to look at media literacy in a comprehensive way

Venue: Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel, in Bratislava, December 11-12, 2018.
The Forum is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges and coordinated by Digital Communication Network, an international association, connecting global influencers and communicators of the digital age and World Learning, a global NGO empowering people and strengthening institutions.
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Tuesday, December 11
On the first day, experts and authors of the most innovative projects will give 15-minute talks. They will discuss topics such as innovative approaches to education, digital literacy for kids and seniors, media literacy in newsrooms, fact-checking and authenticating information, gamification, interactivity, cross-learning for success and collaboration with digital influencers and evaluation of media literacy initiatives.
14:00 - 15:00
14:00 - 15:00
Registration
15:00
15:00
Media Literacy Forum Kick-Off
Presenter: Alin Cladiu-Apostu, Digital Communication Network, Romania
15:00 – 15:05
15:00 – 15:05
Artur Gurau
President, Digital Communication Network
Moldova
15:05 – 15:15
15:05 – 15:15
Welcoming Word
By Griffin Rozell, Spokesperson and Press Attaché at U.S. Embassy, Slovakia.
15:15-15:30
15:15-15:30
Franak Viačorka
Vice President, Digital Communication Network, Belarus
@franakviacorka
Media literacy as antidote to disinformation
15:30-15:50
15:30-15:50
Sherri Hope Culver
Center for Media and Information Literacy, Temple University, USA
@sherrihope1
The path to media literacy begins with kids
15:50-16:10
15:50-16:10
Nare Avagyan
TUMO Centre for Creative Technologies, Armenia
@tumocenter
Innovative approach to the digital education
16:10 - 16:30
16:10 - 16:30
Jeremy Druker
Executive Director and Editor in Chief, Transitions (TOL), Czech Republic
@JeremyDruker
Digital literacy for seniors
16:30-16:50
16:30-16:50
Roman Shutov
EED Content Fund, Ukraine/Belgium
Make It Measurable: Evaluation of Media Literacy Initiatives
16:50-17:10
16:50-17:10
Maryna Dorosh
Ukrainian Media and Communication Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
Why Michael Jackson was the successful media educator?
17:10 - 17:30
17:10 - 17:30
Marije Arentze
DROG, Netherlands
@marijeea
'Vaccinating' news consumers against fake news and disinformation
17:30-17:50
17:30-17:50
Nika Aleksejeva
Lead Digital Forensic Researcher, NATO StratCom Centre Of Excellence; Digital Forensic Research Lab, Latvia
@nikaaleksejeva
News Hero Game. Helping people to be more discerning when sharing news online
17:50 - 18:10
17:50 - 18:10
Katarina Klingova
GLOBSEC, Slovakia
@kateklingova
From Online Battlefield to Loss of Trust? How we involved Youtubers in Media literacy campaign
17:55 - 18:10
17:55 - 18:10
Coffee in the Lobby
18:10-18:30
18:10-18:30
Angie Pitt
Project Director, The Guardian Foundation
Helping children to become fake news detectives
18:30-18:50
18:30-18:50
Nikos Panagiotou
Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Media Literacy in Newsrooms: Connecting the dots engaging the actors
18:50-19:10
18:50-19:10
Osama Manzar
Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation, India
@OsamaManzar
Enriching Internet with the Voices of Masses of Diversity, Culture, Heritage & Language
19:10-19:30
19:10-19:30
Altynai Mambetova
School of Data Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
How Data help to raise important issues in the information space
19:30-19:50
19:30-19:50
Oleg Naumenko

Aktis Strategy, Ukraine
@naumenko_oleg
Creating spaces for innovative media and resonant content
19:50-20:10
19:50-20:10
Karoliina Leisti
Digitalents Helsinki, Finland
@DigitalentsHKI
Digitalents Helsinki - young people learn coding, game development and new media by doing
20:10-20:30
20:10-20:30
Liepa Żelniene
Checked by 15min, Lithuania
@LiepaZelniene
Three ways to Fact-Check
20:30-20:50
20:30-20:50
John Kruzel
PolitiFact, Poynter, USA
@johnkruzel
Why Fact-Checking Matters
Wednesday, December 12
The second day will have workshops, unconference, and a mini-fair of media literacy initiatives and projects. Workshop topics will address six themes: news integrity, digital literacy, active citizenship, data verification, preserving diversity, and media literacy campaigns.

The unconference will provide the audience an opportunity to briefly present, in connection to three large topics: 1) Digital and Data Literacy, 2) Media Literacy in Formal Education, 3) Fact-checking and Countering Disinformation.

The interested organization will be able to present their programs in specially designed booths, increasing the level of interactivity and creative synergies.
08:30 – 09:00
08:30 – 09:00
Coffee and registration for Unconference

You have to select one of three sections: 1) Digital and Data Literacy 2) Media Literacy in Formal Education. 3) Fact-checking and Countering Disinformation
9:00-10:20
9:00-10:20
Concurrent workshops. You have to select one.
1. News integrity in multiple languages and news literacy
  • Inna Dubinsky, U.S. Agency for Global Media, USA
2. Active citizens against disinformation: Applying Media literacy
  • Nikos Panagiotou, Assistant Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sherri Hope Culver, Center for Media and Information Literacy, Temple University, USA
3. Preserving diversity on the internet
  • Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation | New Delhi, India
  • Aanchal Mittal, Digital Empowerment Foundation | New Delhi, India
4. How we use games in education
  • Lusine Grigoryan, Media Literacy Specialist Media Initiatives Center, Armenia
10:40-12:40
10:40-12:40
Unconference
Participants will have a chance to speak about their experiences, and attend at any of three sections. Each participant will have 7 minutes (20 slides x 20 seconds each):
1) Digital and Innovations
2) Media Literacy in Formal Education.
3) Fact-checking and Countering Disinformation
12:40-14:00
12:40-14:00

Use this time to explore the exhibit
14:30-15:50
14:30-15:50
Concurrent workshops.
You have to select one
1. Digital Literacy: How your visitors communicate to your pages
  • Arkady Pildes, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, USA/Czech Republic
2. Scaling Media Literacy projects
  • Tamar Kintsurashvili, Media Development Foundation (MDF), @tamunaMDF
  • Sophiko Gelava Media Literacy, Program Director Media Development Foundation, Georgia
3. The role of the communication agencies
  • Tatyana Mikayilova, Entrepreneur Women and Kids, STEAM Education & Leadership Baku, Azerbaijan
4. Spotting and analyzing disinformation
  • Nika Aleksejeva, NATO StratCOM COE, Latvia @nikaaleksejev
3:50-5:30
3:50-5:30
Coffee and Fair time
4:30 - 5:10
4:30 - 5:10
Presentation of Digital Influencers research (Exhibition Space)
  1. Veranika Laputska (Central and Eastern Europe), Poland, Belarus
  2. Lilit Hakobyan (Caucasus and Central Asia), Armenia
  3. Lusine Barseghyan (Caucasus and Central Asia), Armenia
  • Franak Viacorka (moderator)
17:30 - 18:00
17:30 - 18:00
Conclusion panel
Media Literacy: what works what doesn't

Moderator: Franak Viačorka
18:00-18:20
18:00-18:20
Conclusion and awarding ceremony
Alin Cladiu-Apostu and Artur Gurau

Digital Communication Network
SPEAKERS
Digital journalists, educators, entrepreneurs, civil society activists, and representatives of international organizations will share best practices to empower citizens to play an increasingly important role in combating disinformation and fake news, in the information space.
Artur Gurau
Chief Executive Officer, Granat Digital Agency
President, Digital Communication Network
Mr. Artur Gurau is the Chief Executive Officer of Granat Digital Agency and the President of the Digital Communication Network. He is a digital communication innovator and strategist with over 100 successfully implemented projects over the past six years. Mr. Gurau launched the Rockit Conference in Moldova in 2014 and co-founded the Rockit Academy in 2015, initiatives which support regional development in the digital communications space. Mr. Gurau also co-founded the Digital Communication Network professional association after participating in the U.S. exchange program in 2015. His interests include innovative startups, social entrepreneurship, technology, media, politics, and sports.
Franak Viačorka
Vice President, Digital Communication Network,
Consultant, U.S. Agency for Global Media
Minsk, Belarus
Franak Viačorka is the Vice President of the Digital Communication Network. He concurrently works as the consultant for U.S. Agency for Global Media, and Creative Director of RFE/RL Belarus service. He is a co-author of award-winning multimedia projects, documentaries, and feature films. Franak conducted more than 50 training course on digital communication and New Media for activists and journalists from Europe and the United States. He is well-known expert in Russian disinformation. Recently he researched Kremlin-backed Media, think-tanks and NGO abroad, and the role of Russian orthodox church. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense, Freedom House, and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, spoke at various events in the National Endowment for Democracy, Atlantic Council. Franak graduated from American University in Washington D.C. and Warsaw University in Poland, he also studied in Georgetown University, College of Europe and European Humanities University.
Osama Manzar
Digital Empowerment Foundation
Delhi, India
Mr. Osama Manzar is a global leader on the mission of eradicating information poverty from India and the global south using digital tools. He is a social entrepreneur, author, columnist, impact speaker, angel investor, mentor, and sits on several government and policy committees in India and on international organisations working in the areas of Internet, access, and digital inclusion. With over 20 years experience, Mr. Manzar has worked in the areas of journalism, new media, software enterprise and ended up creating the Digital Empowerment Foundation that works in India to digitally empower the masses with a footprint of 200 locations and interventions in more than 10 countries, mostly in South Asia. Mr. Manzar is a British Chevening Scholar and is also an International Visitors Leadership Program Fellow of the U.S. State Department.
Nare Avagyan
Tumo Center for Creative Technologies
Yerevan, Armenia
Ms. Nare Avagyan is the Gyumri Center Manager at the Tumo Center for Creative Technologies (TUMO). TUMO is a state-of-the art after-school education center based on a highly versatile but rigorous system where thousands of teens create their own learning plan and advance through based on their individual preferences. Students chart their own learning path through hands-on activities, workshops and projects at the intersection of design and technology which include animation, game development, web design, filmmaking, 3D modeling, programming, robotics, music and more. Ms. Avagyan holds a degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and is a current student at the Gemological Institute of America pursuing a degree in Gemology. Prior to moving to Armenia from Los Angeles, she worked as a behavioral therapist with children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her experience of working with young teens lead to her decision to move to Armenia and become involved in the educational sphere. She enjoys travelling and hiking; and in 2014 she fulfilled one of her life goals of climbing both peaks of Mount Ararat.
Sherri Hope Culver
Temple University,
Center for Media and Information Literacy
Philadelphia, USA
Ms. Sherri Hope Culver serves as Director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy (CMIL) at Temple University, USA where she is an Associate Professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication. The CMIL is recognized as a global chair of media and information literacy by the United Nations (UNESCO & UNAOC) and is a member of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL). Prior to her academic position, she held several leadership positions in the media industry, including positions as an producer and television station CEO. She currently provides educational and content consulting for children's media companies, such as YouTube Kids and Nickelodeon. She has given talks and presentations on five continents and over 14 countries and she regularly presents internationally on media literacy and children's media topics. Ms. Culver has authored and co-authored several books, including serving as co-editor of the yearbook on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue for several years. Most recently, she authored a chapter in the latest edition of 20 Questions about Youth and the Media titled, "How are the needs of children considered in children's media?" She is a three-term past president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education and currently serves on the board of directors.
Marije Arentze
DROG / Bad News
The Hague, Netherlands
Ms. Marije Arentze is a Program Coordinator of Education at DROG/Bad News, the Dutch platform for critical news consumers and creators of the Bad News Game. She regularly gives workshops and trainings to a variety of audiences on how to recognise disinformation, and manages international projects to contribute to DROG's "world vaccination program" against fake disinformation. Ms. Arentze graduated with a degree in East European Studies from the University of Amsterdam.
Roman Shutov
EED Content Fund
Kiev, Ukraine
Mr. Roman Shutov, Advisor to EED Content Fund (Brussels/Kyiv) has a PhD in Political Science. Since 2011, Mr. Shutov has produced analysis and research of Russian influence throughout the Eastern Europe and Balkan regions. He has authored more than 30 scientific and analytical articles, including the research report "Civic Media in Ukraine" (CCC, 2008), disinformation impact assessments (Telekritika, 2015; Detector Media, 2017), and conflict sensitivity of media discourse in Ukraine (OSCE, Detector Media, 2016). Mr. Shutov participated in the creation of the "Concept of Information Security of Ukraine" and authored a number of policy papers for Ukraine and EU-member states. From 2014-2017 he was the Program Director of the Detector Media think tank in Kyiv and was the EaP Strategic Advisor in the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence in Riga. In the EED Content Fund, he works to strengthen independent media in Eastern Europe and Russia to become a better alternative to Kremlin-controlled outlets.
Jeremy Druker
Transitions (TOL)
Prague, Czech Republic
Mr. Jeremy Druker is the executive director of Transitions (TOL), one of Central and Eastern Europe's leading media development organizations, and editor in chief of TOL's flagship publication, Transitions Online. He is also founder/CEO of Press Start, the first global crowdfunding platform designed specifically to support journalists in countries where the press cannot report freely. He is an adjunct professor at New York University, Prague campus; deputy chairman of the board of the Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic; and a member of the supervisory board of the Czech Journalism Prizes. Mr. Druker has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2010.
Katarina Klingova
GLOBSEC Policy Institute,
Bratislava, Slovakia
Ms. Katarina Klingova is the Research Fellow of the Strategic Communication Programme at GLOBSEC Policy Institute. She graduated from Central European University in Budapest with a master's degree in Political Science. Additionally, she holds Master of Arts in European Studies from Comenius University in Bratislava. Previously, she worked as a project coordinator and researcher at the Transparency International Slovakia and also was an intern at the European Commission.
Arkady Pildes
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Prague, Czech Republic
Mr. Arkady Pildes is a Senior Product Manager at Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. He has been with the company since 1997 and has been a significant player in digital operations over the years. Mr. Pildes launched the first RFE/RL Russian website in 1997 and managed it for 15 years. He also created the first web journalism training program at RFE/RL and delivered it to tens of journalists in the headquarters and bureaus and cooperated with prominent NGOs and helped independent media organizations in Russia and the former USSR to improve their websites and digital production. Mr. Pildes led the development of a number of special RFE/RL projects, including Current Time, Polygraph, and others that were recognized by internal and external shareholders. He developed and launched the first Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) mobile application in 2011 and managed further mobile app development, which has been recognized by the Webby Awards in 2018.
Oleg Naumenko
Aktis Strategy
Kiev, Ukraine
Mr. Oleg Naumenko is Project Coordinator at Aktis Strategy, a global development consultancy specializing in good governance, audience research and media development in fragile and conflict-affected areas. His work includes projects in Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus, as well as the Baltic States and the Western Balkans. Previously, Mr. Naumenko was a member of the strategic communications team at the Administration of the President of Ukraine, where he coordinated government efforts in strategic messaging, inter-agency coordination and improving media outreach related to the ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine. He is currently leading and expanding a diverse project portfolio spanning across audience analysis, support for independent media and inter-group communications that seek to provide a nuanced understanding of the region for host governments and international donors.
Veranika Laputska
EAST Center
Warsaw, Poland
Ms. Veranika Laputska is a Co-founder and Research Fellow at Eurasian States in Transition (EAST) Research Center. Her focus is on Media, Propaganda and Disinformation, Digital and Visual Studies. Ms. Laputska is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences. She holds a specialist diploma cum laude in International Relations from the Belarusian State University, a Master of Arts in European Studies from the European Humanities University, a Master of Arts in East European Studies from the University of Warsaw and a Master of Arts in Economy and Society from the Lancaster University.
Altynai Mambetova
School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
As co-founder and community manager at the School of Data Kyrgyzstan, Ms. Altynai Mambetova is responsible for the design, management and evaluation of open data and data-driven journalism development projects across Central Asia that the school takes on, in addition to community development, strategic planning and capacity building, and developing donor relationships with funders. She is also working on courses to teach others how to translate and work with data in the Kyrgyz language. As a data journalism trainer, she provides trainings throughout Central Asia and Mongolia. She is a media development expert in Kyrgyzstan and was formerly a project coordinator of the Data Journalism Development Project.
Lusine Grigoryan
Media Initiatives Center
Yerevan, Armenia
Ms. Lusine Grigoryan is the Media Literacy Project Manager at Media Initiatives. She has over 10 years of experience in journalism, media and media education. In her role as Program Manager, Ms. Grigoryan promotes media literacy and media education in Armenia, works closely with governmental bodies, schools and NGOs to train teachers and students. Ms. Grigoryan holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Anthropology from University College London. She is very interested in new media and its impact on everyday life as a researcher. She has studied the use of blogs, Facebook and Wikipedia in the context of conflicts, activism, nationalism and privacy.
Liepa Želnienė
15min
Vilnius, Lithuania
Ms. Liepa Želnienė has been working as a journalist in the Lithuanian online media outlet 15min since 2011. This year, she became an editor of the Local News department. In 2016, she was a member of the Digital Communications Network Exchange Program to the United States with the U.S. Department of State and had a fellowship at PolitiFact. After her fellowship, she organized a conference called "Truth Matters" in Vilnius and started a fact-checking project titled "Checked by 15min." This project was awarded as the Best Initiative of Eesti Media in 2016. Ms. Želnienė is a graduate of Vilnius University.
Tamar Kintsurashvili
Media Development Foundation
Tbilisi, Georgia
Ms. Tamar Kintsurashvili is the Executive Director of Media Development Foundation (MDF). Previously, she has served as a chairperson of the MDF board. Ms. Kintsurashvili is author and co-author of numerous researches and publications on hate speech, anti-Western propaganda, Kremlin Influence Index, media literacy, freedom of expression, media transparency and accountability, and media self-regulation. She is an Editor-in-Chief of fact-checking online portal Myth Detector and runs Deutsche Welle Akademie youth project, Myth Detector Lab for Media Literacy in Georgia aimed at enhancing critical thinking and capacity to establish reliability of news sources and content in youth. Ms. Kintsurashvili is a member of Deutsche Welle Akademie Media and Information Literacy Experts Network (MILEN). Ms Kintsurashvili is an Associate Professor at the Ilia State University where she teaches media ethics and propaganda research methods.
Inna Dubinsky
Business Development & Training Program Manager
US Agency for Global Media
Washington DC, USA
Ms. Inna Dubinsky works with U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments, academic and non-governmental organizations to develop and implement innovative international broadcasting strategies and media training concepts around the world. She has oversight responsibility for international training projects. Her international portfolio includes journalism workshops and seminars in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, the Balkan states, countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia Pacific. She was host of the daily radio call-in show "Talk to America" and television news program "Window to America" and was a special correspondent and multimedia senior editor at VOA's Russian Service for 18 years. She received two Gold Medal Awards for extraordinary contributions toward the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the International Broadcasting Bureau. With a PhD in Foreign Language Communication from the USSR (Russian) Academy of Pedagogical Science, Ms. Dubinksy is the author and co-author of four books of foreign language training and learning styles. She is a native Russian speaker and has basic proficiency in Ukrainian and other Slavic languages.
Maryna Dorosh
Ukrainian Media and Communication Institute
Kiev, Ukraine
Ms. Maryna Dorosh is Co-Founder and Head of Media Literacy Programs at the Ukrainian Media and Communication Institute, based in Kyiv. Previously, she has worked as a journalist at the Ukrainian website, Detector Media and an Editor of the Website, MediaSapiens. She is engaged in projects focused on enhancing critical thinking and has co-created a number of innovative solutions in the field, in particular: Media Driver (online media literacy manual for teenagers, Detector Media, 2016), News Literacy e-course (Detector Media, 2017), Media Navigator (international media literacy project, n-ost, 2017). Ms. Dorosh is a co-author of analytical reports "Actual aspects of reforming journalism education in Ukraine"and "Kids in media: how to cover the topic and follow the rules" (both Detector Media, 2016). She is an affiliated faculty member of the Media Education Lab (based in the Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island USA) and fellow of the Digital Communication Network Fall 2018. Ms. Dorosh has master's degree in Journalism at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Nikos Panagiotou
Aristotle University
Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. Nikos Panagiotou is Assistant Professor and Google Research Scholar at the School of Journalism and Mass Media Communication at Aristotle University. He has been a Chevening Scholar of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK, Socrates Scholar at Universidade Fernando Pessoa (Portugal), Scholar of the State of Luxembourg, RCAP Scholar from APU University Japan, and Scholar to Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is engaged in research work, including the Digital News Initiative, funded by Google. He is the initiator and organizer of the Thessaloniki International Media Summer Academy. Dr. Panagiotou is a member of the advisory board for Networking Knowledge, member of the board of Municipal Company of Information and Communication of Thessaloniki, member of the Radicalization Awareness Network of the European Union, and a member of the International Relations Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His research interests include global journalism, political communication, mass media literacy, and conflict analysis and resolution.
John Kruzel
PolitiFact,
Washington DC, USA
Mr. John Kruzel is a staff writer at PolitiFact. He previously covered politics at ABC News, where he received an Emmy nomination for his work on the 2016 presidential debates. He has written about politics, law and national security, and contributed to numerous outlets, includingrg Slate and The New Yorker. He is a former attorney.
Lusine Barseghyan
Breavis Research and Communications
Yerevan, Armenia
Ms. Lusine Barseghyan is the Communications Projects Officer at Breavis Research and Communications; a company based in Yerevan, Armenia that specializes in market research and communications consulting. She has a technical background and graduated from the State Engineering University of Armenia. Ms. Barseghyan has worked as an e-learning projects facilitator and technical platform developer. Now she specializes in coordinating communications projects, digital media, and branding projects.
Lilit Hakobyan
Breavis Research and Communications
Yerevan, Armenia
Ms. Lilit Hakobyan is the Communications Director at Breavis Research and Communications. She is an experienced media specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Ms. Hakobyan is skilled in negotiation, framing, branding and identity, communication, and editing. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Journalism at Yerevan State University. Ms. Hakobyan holds a master's degree in Journalism from Yerevan State University.
Alin-Claudiu Apostu
Digital Communication Network,
Romanian Business Leaders ,
Bucharest, Romania
Fair participants
GLOBSEC
GLOBSEC is a non-partisan, non-governmental organisation based in Bratislava, Slovakia. One of its main activities is the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum, in existence since 2005.
U.S. Agency For Global Media
The U.S. Agency for Global Media, formerly the Broadcasting Board of Governors, is an independent agency of the United States government. According to its website, its mission is to "inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy."
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence is multi-nationally constituted and NATO-accredited international military organization, which is not part of the NATO Command Structure, nor subordinate to any other NATO entity.
The International Republican Institute
The International Republican Institute (IRI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide by helping political parties to become more issue-based and responsive, assisting citizens to participate in government planning, and working to increase the role of marginalized groups in the political process – including women and youth.
TUMO Center
At TUMO Center for Creative Technologies, technology and art merge to provide teens everything they need to give them a competitive edge in a digital world.
Guardian Foundation
The Guardian Foundation is an independent charity that aims to increase access to the media for everyone.
Digital Forensic Research Lab
The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab is building the world's leading hub of digital forensic analysts tracking events in governance, technology, security, and where each intersect as they occur.
CMIL. Center for Media and Information Literacy
The Center for Media and Information Literacy was established in 2012 at the School of Media and Communication, Temple University as a hub for research, outreach, education, and professional development on issues involving media literacy and information literacy locally, nationally, and internationally.
Media and Information Literacy Expert Network
MILEN is a network of global MIL practitioners sharing expertise and promoting good practice.
Raskrinkavanje.ba
"Raskrinkavanje" - Bosnian media fact-checking platform
Digital Empowerment Foundation
Established in 2002, Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) aims to connect unreached and underserved communities of India in an effort to bring them out of digital darkness and equip them with access to information.
THISAM
Thessaloniki International Summer Media Academy
Peace Journalism Laboratory
Peace Journalism Lab has been established in 2012 in the School of Journalism and Mass Media Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
News Wise
News literacy programme for primary school children and teachers, funded by Google.
Media Development Foundation
MDF is a non-governmental organization aiming to support open and inclusive society; facilitate full integration of minorities; promote gender equality, diversity and pluralism; protect human rights, freedom of speech and expression; ensure free media environment; contribute to professional and institutional development of media; facilitate the establishment of media accountability and self-regulation mechanisms; promote media literacy, active citizenship and youth activism.
Belarusian School Society
Transitions
Transitions (TOL) is a nonprofit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union. We do this through a combination of journalism and media training programs, and the publication of Transitions Online magazine.
Medijska Pismenost
Istinomjer
"Istinomjer" - Bosnian fact-checking platform for tracking fullfilness of preelection promises, and truthfulness of politician everyday statements.
#femfacts
#FemFacts is a Newsmavens consortium project dedicated to tracking and debunking damaging misrepresentations of women in European news media
Press Club Belarus
Press Club Belarus based in Minsk is an NGO but also a physical space devoted to journalists.
Digitalents Helsinki
Digitalents Helsinki is a modern and creative youth community, in which young people learn coding, game development and new media by doing.
EAST Center
Eurasian States in Transition research center (EAST Center) is a Warsaw-based independent, interdisciplinary think-tank focused on Post-Soviet and East European studies.
Bad News
Online game developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and the Dutch media group Drog.
DROG
We are a multidisciplinary team of academics, journalists and media-experts. We conduct research, give talks, offer workshops and educational programmes and create innovative tools that help you build resistance to disinformation. Our team is from all over Europe - but our headquarters are in The Hague.

European Endowment for Democracy
The European Endowment for Democracy (EED) is a grant-giving organisation that supports local actors of democratic change in the European Neighbourhood and beyond.
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