Conference: Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens
The Metamorphosis Foundation and Eurothink are pleased to announce that a conference on the topic “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens” will be held on 28 June 2021 (Monday).
The event will be held online, on the “ZOOM” platform, and simultaneous translation in Macedonian, Albanian and English will be provided.
The conference, which will start at 11 am, will be attended by decision-makers, experts, activists, journalists, and officials from the country and abroad who will share their views on the current situation related to countering the influx of disinformation and media manipulation through initiatives for the development of media literacy, critical thinking, fact-checking and promotion of journalistic ethics and standards of good governance.
The conference will offer the opportunity to hear unique perspectives and participate in vigorous discussions related to the challenges and opportunities in and out of the digital sphere.
The project “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” is financially supported by the European Union, and the event is supported by the Foundation for Freedom “Friedrich Neumann”.
We invite you to take part in the conference. The event is open to the public and we encourage you to share this information with your partners and associates if you believe the topic will arouse their interest.
The agenda of the event is provided below, and to participate in the conference via Zoom, you need to fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page.
Registered participants will receive a zoom link for connecting by email before the event.
Venue: Online – Zoom call/Facebook live stream
Date: 28.06.2021. (Monday)
Working languages: Macedonian, Albanian, English (simultaneous translation within the Zoom call)
|Time CET||Session topic|
|11:30-12:30||Session 1: Media Literacy – Formal and Informal Education
|12:30-13:30||Session 2: Critical Thinking vs Media Manipulations & COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories
|13:30-14:30||Session 3: Defending Democracy from Disinformation
|14:30-15:00||Closing Discussion and Conclusions|
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