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Tuesday 29 November 2022

Townhall Europe, Brussels, 29 November 2022
08:30–14:30 Demystifying Disinformation conference
14:30–15:30 Media event on the sidelines of the Conference 
(The programme of the Media event follows the Conference programme below)
Conference programme
08:30  Registration and coffee   
09:00 Admin remarks Shiho Rybski, Director, Training & Exercises, Hybrid CoE 
09:10 Keynote speech Jamie Fly, CEO, Radio Free Europe 
09:30 Break    
Panel 1 
Theme: Characteristics and effects of disinformation 
Moderator: Doowan Lee, Founder, Chairman, VAST-OSINT
09:45 Russian disinformation strategy: is there anything new? Jakub Kalenský, Senior Analyst, Hybrid CoE 
10:05 China's information strategy Jukka Aukia, Senior Analyst, Hybrid CoE 
10:25 Non-State Actors Mariam Tokhadze, Director, Georgian Center for Strategy and Development
10:45 Audience Q&A   
11:00 Lunch   
12:10 Disarm report Hadley Newman 
Panel 2 
Theme: Combatting disinformation 
Moderator: Hanna Linderstål, EARHART Business protection agency 
12:30 Metaverse and disinformation Chris Kremidas Courtney, Senior Fellow, Friends of Europe 
12:50 Social media and governments  Alex Feerst, CEO, Murmuration Labs 
13:10 Role of Journalists in defending democracy Paul Taylor, Contributing Editor, Politico 
13:30 Media literacy and support to civil society Lauri Tierala, Programme Director, EDMO 
13:50 Audience Q&A   
14:10 Concluding dialogue   
14:30 End of the Conference 14:30 Coffee break for those who don't participate in the Media event
Media engagement event
Countering disinformation through wargaming
Shiho Rybski, Director, Training & Exercises, Hybrid CoE
Main points from the Demystiying Disinformation keynote
Jamie Fly, CEO, Radio Free Europe
Russian disinformation strategy: Is there anything new?
Jakub Kalenský, Senior Analyst, Hybrid CoE
China's information strategy
Jukka Aukia, Senior Analyst, Hybrid CoE 
The Media event will be moderated by Markus Kokko, Head of Communications, Hybrid CoE.
NB: After the media event, there will be an opportunity for one-on-one interviews (by prior request).