Disinformation during the COVID-19 Crisis: Russia and China’s strategies in the Western Balkans and Turkey


Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 15:00 - 16:00 (CET - Brussels time) 

Edward P. Joseph, Senior Fellow & Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Ilija Vojnovic, Resident Program Director, IRI Turkey
Nevşin Mengü, Turkish Journalist

Disinformation campaigns promoting anti-EU / anti-West messages during the COVID-19 crisis have also been targeting the candidate countries to the European Union. Our panelists will offer their analysis and perspectives on Russia and China’s strategies to gain influence in the Western Balkans and Turkey. These campaigns are a serious threat for the EU, the U.S. and NATO; our panel of experts will discuss how and why they must be tackled.

Watch online: The discussion will be streamed on Facebook Live. Join us here.