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Protecting democracy in a post-truth era

06 Sep 2017

"Protecting European Democracy in a Post-Truth Society"  

Wednesday, 6 September 2017,  15:00-18:30

European Parliament, Brussels (Joszef Antall building JAN 4Q1)    

1st Panel: Fake news - general overview  

15:00               Marietje Schaake MEP, Moderator

15:10               Lisa-Maria Neudert, Oxford University

15:20               David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Protection of Freedom of Speech

15:30               Q&A

2nd Panel: Fake news and real actors behind  

16:00               Petras Auštrevičius MEP, Moderator

16:05               Boris Reitschuster, Author and Journalist

16:20               Rikard Jozwiak, RFE Brussels reporter

16:35               Q&A

3rd Panel: Online powers and approaches to mitigating the effects of misinformation  

17:00               Morten Løkkegaard MEP, Moderator

17:10               Professor Vincent F. Hendricks, University of Copenhagen

17:25               Prabhat Agarwal, DG Connect, European Commission

17:40               Q&A  

18:00               Closing remarks

Watch a recorded video of the event below