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.

 

Conference Agenda

 

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
11:00-11:30 Opening

  • Ambassador David Geer, Head of the Delegation of the European Union in North Macedonia
  • Mila Carovska, Minister of Education and Science of North Macedonia
  • Marjan Zabrčanec, National Coordinator for Strategic Communications, Government of North Macedonia
  • Martin Kothé, Regional Director for East and Southeast Europe, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom – TBC
  • Bardhyl Jashari, Executive Director, Metamorphosis Foundation
11:30-12:30 Session 1: Media Literacy – Formal and Informal Education

  • Biljana Petkovska, Director, Macedonian Institute for Media
  • Stefani Spirovska, President, Youth Educational Forum (MOF)
  • Emilija Petreska-Kamenjarova, Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (AVMU) / Media Literacy Network
  • Aneta Andonova, Editor in chef of the first programme service of PBS MTV
  • Violeta Gligoroska, Metamorphosis Foundation
12:30-13:30 Session 2: Critical Thinking vs Media Manipulations & COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories

  • Ivaylo Tsonev, Project Coordinator for North Macedonia and Bulgaria, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
  • Aleksandar Stojanoski, Eurothink
  • Katarina Sinadinovska, Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (SEMM)
  • Filip Stojanovski, Metamorphosis Foundation
13:30-14:30 Session 3: Defending Democracy from Disinformation

  • Sophie Eyers, News Integrity Partnerships, Europe – Facebook
  • Ilija Županoski, Digital communications adviser to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia
  • Vladimir Petreski, Truthmeter and Crithink
  • Elida Zylbeari, Portalb and CriThink
14:30-15:00 Closing Discussion and Conclusions

 

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