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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
08:30–14:30
 
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    
09:45
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 
12:30
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
14:30–15:30
 
Countering disinformation through wargaming
Q&A
Shiho Rybski, Director, Training & Exercises, Hybrid CoE
Main points from the Demystiying Disinformation keynote
Q&A
Jamie Fly, CEO, Radio Free Europe
Russian disinformation strategy: Is there anything new?
Q&A
Jakub Kalenský, Senior Analyst, Hybrid CoE
China's information strategy
Q&A
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).