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Workshop report: Sensationalism - from where to where?

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SMARTeD_projectThe first SMARTeD project workshop in Slovenia on the topic of sensationalism, false news and media literacy took place place on April 10 at the premises of PiNA NGO in Koper. The event involved 30 citizens from Slovenia, including 3 participants via Skype from Greece, Estonia and United States of America. The aim of the event was to empower non-governmental organisations, youth workers and educators with practical tools for identifying fake news and various methods for addressing them.

The event was composed of three parts: (1) Opening plenary discussion with dr. Sonja Merljak Zdovc (Časoris youth on-line media) who highlighted the fake news phenomenon in the past, present and for the future; (2) Workshop I focused on learning and using the E.S.C.A.P.E. method which included introduction via Skype by Mrs. Jessi McCarthy (Newseum) from the USA, one of the method founders; facilitated analysis and identification of cases of fake news from media sources based on E.S.C.A.P.E. method and plenary discussion among participants about the results of the analysis; (3) Workshop II involved an overview of online platforms, checking facts and other e-democracy tools for addressing fake news; designing proposals to combat fake news at the EU level; presenting and discussing the proposals with the Slovene Member of the European Parliament Mr. Franc Bogovič via Skype call and sharing and exchanging workshop results with project partners from Estonia and Greece via Skype call.

The participants of the event established a critical view on media content and consequences of fake news at local, national, regional and European level by identifying different types of media and assessing credibility of information provided. They also gained practical experience with analysing media messages and information about tools, online platforms and European initiatives to combat fake news. Participants generated several proposals and ideas how to tackle fake news at the EU level and engaged in networking and exchanging experiences.


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Project “Smart eDemocracy Against Fake News – SMARTeD” has been funded with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.

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Prispevamo k razvoju demokracije in sodelovanju javnosti z družbeno inovativno uporabo interneta. Zavod INePA (Inštitut za elektronsko participacijo) je prva profesionalna nevladna organizacija na področju razvoja demokracije in sodelovanja javnosti s pomočjo novih spletnih tehnologij. Inštitut deluje kot strokovni vir znanja, informacij in izkušenj ter kot priznana referenca za uspešno izvajanje kompleksnih partnerskih projektov na področju e-participacije in e-demokracije.

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