Game of Trolls: Turning Words into Weapons

This event will include two panels for consideration of the use of propaganda and disinformation in a hybrid warfare. The first panel, moderated by CPJ’s Jean-Paul Marthoz, will explore how propaganda and trolling, in particular, can undermine Europe’s freedom of speech. The participants are invited to reflect on words that incite violence – namely, on the causal link between the large-scale propaganda, combined with hate speech and unleashing of the war.

The second panel will focus on Ukraine as an example of an effective Russian disinformation campaign. A representative of a Ukrainian think tank Media Law Institute, who has contributed to establishing the framework for this event, will share some valuable insights about how the Russian propaganda has shaped media perceptions about the war and Ukraine.

When: February 29, 2016, 11:00 A.M. to 2:10 P.M.

Where: Renaissance Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
1000 Brussels