This discussion is organised jointly with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While the concept of disinformation and state-sponsored propaganda is still new to many Americans, it is all too familiar to U.S. allies on NATO’s frontline, where the Kremlin has field-tested subversive techniques for decades. How can press officers and strategic communications practitioners spot false stories and identify trolls or “bot” techniques in social media? What are the emerging do’s, don’t and dangers of the information age? Join us for a discussion with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence on threats and remedies from the information frontier.
At this event, experts from academia, private sector, government, and media will provide insights and practical recommendations for NATO civilian/military personnel.
The seminar will be a forum where the main issues concerning the evolution of social media will be discussed with high-level experts coming from different fields. This will contribute towards improved awareness of the relevance of social media for Strategic Communications.
How can humour be used as a tool for Strategic Communication? This is the question the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence set out to answer together with a research team lead by Professor Žaneta Ozoliņa.
Researchers created an innovative framework for the analysis of humour as a communication tool and, based on this methodology, they analysed three case studies. The first case study looks at the late-night shows on Perviy Kanal and discreditation of Western political leaders. The second case study analyses KVN (Club of the Merry and Witty), the third looks at use of humour for...
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This conference celebrates the partnership between the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications, King’s College London and NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, Riga.
We live in an era of turbulence. Unpredictability stalks the world of geopolitics. States struggle to respond to dynamic transformations that surround them. Insurgent movements seem to have their fingers on the pulse of change. Sovereign borders are breached, cyber systems attacked, and diplomacy seems out of step with the speed of developments...
The NATO StratCom COE invites you to attend the publication event on 8 December at the Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel 1st floor conference room, Jēkaba Street 24, Riga, Latvia
Over the last three years the NATO Strategic Communications COE has continued to research Russia’s influence activities against Ukraine and the West. Our researches concludes that Russia is employing a variety of means and methods both direct and indirect, through a wide range of actors and channels, in a way that affects national security interests. At this event our latest research into this influence will be presented, with a focus on narratives that the Kremlin has been cultivating over a long period in order to achieve its strategic aims.
Building on the success of the inaugural Military Influence Conference in 2015, RUSIs Future Strategic Communications Conference seeks to contribute to developing an understanding of how Strategic Communications can contribute to the increasing centrality of the information environment in contemporary and future conflict. The significance of the information environment has been seen most obviously in Russian activity in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine but it can also be seen in other conflicts around the world. Given that a key to contemporary and future warfare is domination of the narrative and obfuscation of the ‘facts’ on the ground, Strategic Communications whether delivered by governments, militaries or an alliance such as NATO clearly has a significant role to play.
The aim of this seminar is to address current challenges in NATO Strategic Communications and identify solutions and best practice from experienced professionals working in the private sector. This forms part of a project which will develop recommendations on how NATO and the nations can improve their StratCom capabilities and better serve the needs of governments, security and defence institutions.
During course of 2015 the NATO StratCom COE has been looking in to the methods and ways how the terrorist organization so called “Islamic State”, also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL/DAESH is using information space in support of its military and political objectives. The NATO StratCom COE has been analysing DAESH information strategy, main methods and tactics in influencing audiences all over the world, use of online environment and visual materials to support their information campaigns.
Senior officials of the Republic of Latvia, including Raimonds Bergmanis, Minister of Defence, Dace Melbārde, Minister of Culture, Rihards Kozlovskis, Minister of the Interior, Dzintars Rasnačs, Minister of Justice and a number of Latvian State Secretaries and Senior Military Personnel participated in a “Seminar on Strategic Communications for Senior Officials”, that took place on October 23rd. This seminar gathered experts and researchers on strategic communications from NATO and the Allied countries. Seminar themes, along others, were “Strategic Narratives” (presented by Mr. Thomas Elkjer Nissen)”, “Changes in the Information Environment and how they Impact Governance” (presented by Dr. Cristina Archetti), “NATO Approaches to Strategic Communications” (presented by Mr. Mark Laity) and several...
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