On 5 - 6 July, the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence hosted the “The Riga StratCom Dialogue”, gathering some of the most influential minds in strategic communication, media, defence, and security.
'Post-truth' was named word of the year by the Oxford Dictionary, and we were forced to consider the scenario that we might be also witnessing the sudden and shocking death of expertise. But to confine this issue to recent memory is to overlook the ways in which the authority of facts has been in decline for some time. A free press might provide some resistance to the excesses of populist demagogy, but not to the broader crisis of facts. Some experts think that the problem lies with information overload in 21st century...
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More information about the event is available here: http://www.rigastratcomdialogue.org/
On May 13, NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence will organise a one day hacking event aimed at coming up with practical methods to detect fake news and biased media online.
Fake news and biased media publishing “alternative facts” has become a problem that internet companies and governments are equally concerned about. Facebook, along with Google, has tried to cut off the financial incentives for fake news purveyors by stopping their advertising networks from being used to sell ads on fake news sites. First Draft News, with partners such as Facebook, Twitter, the Washington Post and BuzzFeed, have launched CrossCheck to...
Trainer Jānis Sārts is the Director of the NATO StratCom COE, based in Riga, Latvia. He began his career in the Ministry of Defence and was soon promoted as a director of the Defence Policy Department, where he was in charge of development and implementation of Latvia’s annual national plans for membership into NATO. As the state secretary, Sārts has led defense reforms, developed a new state defense concept, and encouraged regional defense cooperation within NATO and the EU.
In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While NATO is deploying to Europe’s frontline, the Kremlin is field-testing new subversive techniques against Allied forces. What are the new lessons for force protection in the information space? What are the emerging do’s, don’ts and dangers of the information age? Join us for a half day seminar with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence on threats and remedies from the information frontier.
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...
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