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EFD in the News 25 June 2020

Why Asia matters: Coronavirus and beyond

The COVID-19 crisis, amplified by an interconnected and globalised world, is a stark reminder that no country can live in perfect isolation. While Asia will remain an important economic partner for Europe and the West in general, the pandemic has also brought to light the intrinsic perils of relationships with autocratic countries. The discussion will explore the broad regional context beyond the pandemic, with a particular focus on opportunities to engage with partners that share the same liberal-democratic principles.
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EFD videos 17 June 2020

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

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.
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EFD videos 16 June 2020

Disinformazione e Infodemia: L’Italia tra Cina e Russia e ruolo dell’UE

ITALIAN - Discussion on disinformation activities in Italy carried out by state and non-state actors from Russia and China with a view to influencing the Italian and European policy debate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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EFD videos 11 June 2020

Propaganda and disinformation during the COVID-19 crisis: A discussion with young professionals

The discussion focused on the dynamics and the impact of propaganda and disinformation campaigns during the COVID-19 crisis and the threats they represent beyond the current times. Experts raised awareness of the importance of becoming informed and responsible actors online. The discussion highlighted the need for increased transatlantic cooperation to address and counter disinformation efforts and prevent their destructive impact.
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EFD videos 03 June 2020

COVID-19 and Disinformation: Quality Journalism as a Remedy?

While the COVID-19 crisis has further amplified the magnitude of the disinformation phenomenon worldwide, liberal democracies need to identify tools and mechanisms that can support effective remedies. This webinar explores how the promotion of independent, critical, pluralistic and professional journalism can represent a remedy against disinformation by providing sound and fact-based information.
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EFD videos 28 May 2020

Russia and China: different strategies, same goals?

The webinar explored differences and similarities between Russian and Chinese strategies aiming at destabilising Western societies. The discussion examined their respective political and economic goals and the role of these countries in spreading disinformation and propaganda during the #COVID-19 crisis.
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EFD videos 18 May 2020

Propaganda & Disinformation during the COVID-19 crisis: The Role of Social Media

Main dynamics of propaganda and disinformation during the COVID-19 crisis. Role of social media in spreading propaganda and fake news.
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EFD videos 20 March 2019

EFD Annual Conference

Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy, delivers her key speech during the Third Annual Conference: the fight against terrorism three years after the Brussels attacks. VIDEO DISCLAIMER: All the rights belong to the European Commission.
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EFD videos 16 May 2018

#Refugees: ‘There is much good practice, including mentoring programmes’ Duhig

The European Foundation for Democracy launched their report on 'Refugees in Europe' the project reviews integration practices and policies in seven countries. We spoke to John Duhig, Senior Policy Advisor, about the report. The report focused on the experience of Syrian refugees. EFD interviewed refugees, NGOs and state actors to see what works - and also bad practice. It is important to know who the NGOs are and what the funding goes towards.
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EFD in the News 28 April 2017

Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews: the outcome of the Turkish referendum

On 17 April 2017, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek was interviewed by SkyNews on the consequences of the outcome of the Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017.
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EFD in the News 12 April 2017

EFD on BBC World News: We must empower ‘the good guys’

Following the attack that occurred on the Borussia Dortmund football team, EFD explains why focusing on civil society is important in the fight against violent extremism.
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EFD in the News 12 April 2017

EFD on the Borussia Dortmund bomb attack: how can we best tackle extremism?

EFD is interviewed on Sky News in the wake of the attack that struck the Borussia Dortmund football team. "We should not only focus on hard security measures, but also on investing in civil society that can properly work on the prevention side".
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