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European Federation of Journalists

Conference Fact-checking European elections

European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

The intention of this conference is to discuss challenges and possible solutions to: Fact checking European elections - lessons from the past, looking into the future Working with data from social media companies and EU Institutions Common areas of EU disinformation - the examples of migration and the EU budget Practical cooperation among European fact checkers Draft programme Thursday, 27 September 2018 8.00 - 9.00 Arrival and registration. Coffee provided inside the meeting room. Venue: ASP 3G2 9.00 - 9.30 Opening by Antonio TAJANI, President of the European Parliament and Mariya GABRIEL, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Followed by…

Conference: The Challenges of European Journalism

European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

Italian MEP Isabella De Monte is organising the event “THE CHALLENGES OF EUROPEAN JOURNALISM” which will be held in Brussels at the European Parliament, room ASP 3H1, on Tuesday, November 27th from 15:00 h to 17:00 h. Fake news is one of the biggest challenges facing the media today. The authenticity of information has become an issue affecting the society and our democracy, both for printed and digital media. On social networks, the reach and effects of information spread occur at such a fast pace and so amplified that distorted, inaccurate or false information acquires a tremendous potential to cause real…

Conférence: Ingérences et désinformation à l’aube des élections européennes

Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian 39 Boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, Paris, France

Le Secrétaire général de la FEJ, Ricardo Gutiérrez, intervient dans le cadre de cette conférence organisée par l'Institut Jacques Delors, à la Fondation Gulbenkian, à Paris. "Les propagandes informatiques et les ingérences en ligne sur les élections sont des menaces pour la tenue d’élections libres et justes et pour la légitimité du processus démocratique. Depuis les élections européennes de 2014, de nombreux scrutins ont connu des tentatives d’ingérences au sein des débats, parmi lesquels peuvent être mentionnés le référendum pour le Brexit, les élections aux Philippines, aux États-Unis, au Brésil ou encore en Italie. Les responsables de ces propagandes numériques…

Journalists’ Debate: “Freedom of speech, it’s what I love, it’s what I understand”

Dom Dziennikarza Foksal 3/5, Warsaw, Poland

The conference is organised by the Journalists Solidarity Foundation and the Polish Journalists Association (SDP). The conference title – Freedom (of speech) it’s what I love, it’s what I understand – quotes a well-known song by the popular Polish rock band of the 1990s to highlight that freedom of speech is not just a theoretical concept. We need to cherish freedom in order to be able to stand up for it when jeopardized, whatever the dangers. This was the case in Poland and in other countries which had been subjected to Russia for several dozens of years. Communism had fallen but we…

First Draft ‘Collaboration Against Disinformation’ summit

La Grande Abbaye de la Ramée 19 rue de l’Abbaye, Jodoigne, Belgium

First Draft is hosting three identical ‘Collaboration Againsts Disinformation’ summits, bringing together journalists, researchers, analysts and innovators from across Europe, to kick off a cross-border collaboration as part of our new CrossCheck International Initiative. Attendance at these events is by invitation only. First Draft is seeking representation from organisations who are interested in working together as part of a trusted and multi-disciplinary community that will provide proactive defence and rapid and effective response to the challenges related to information disorder. The initial focus of this network will be European elections over the coming months.

EU-OEI Roundtable discussion on “Fake News”

UniCEUB Auditorio do bloco 3, Brasilia, Brazil

Quinta-feira 16 de maio 2019 - 10:30-12:00 Auditório do bloco 3 (capacidade 250) Esta mesa redonda apresentará uma reflexão das atuais medidas da União Europeia sobre as Fake News, com uma mirada especial sobre a situação no Brasil, e, em particular, como este fenômeno atinge os jovens e como eles compreende-o e contrastam a propagação das notícias falsas nos vários meios de comunicação. 10:30 – 10:45 Abertura do evento Intervenção da autoridade da UniCEUB (a definir) Intervenção da Senhora Hilde Hardeman, Diretora do Instrumento de Parceria, Serviço Europeu para a Ação Externa, União Europeia 10:45 – 11:30 Mesa redonda sobre…

Brazil Superior Electoral Court Seminar on Fake News and Elections

Tribunal Superior Eleitoral Setor de Administração Federal Sul (SAFS), Quadra 7, Lotes 1/2, Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

In 2018, the Advisory Council on Internet and Elections, instituted by the Superior Electoral Court on December 7th, 2017, fostered many activities related to the influence of internet over Elections, especially concerning the risks brought by fake news and the use of robots for spreading this kind of information. Those activities enabled the widening of Electoral Justice’s knowledge about the topic, helping not only to prevent but also to tackle the great problem of fake news spreading during the 2018 General Elections. Considering that balancing the phenomenon known as fake news is extremely complex in every branch of society, in…

Meeting with the ambassador of Spain in Brazil

Embassy of Spain in Brasilia SES Avenida das Nações quadra 811 lote 44, Brasilia, Brazil

The EFJ GS will meet the ambassador of Spain in Brazil, Fernando García Casas.

Seminar: How to Tackle Fake News and Information War in the EU?

Helsinki Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 e,, Helsinki, Finland

Seminar: Disinformation, Misinformation, Malinformation – How to Tackle Fake News and Information War in the EU? The Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) and The Union of Journalists in Finland are organizing the seminar “Disinformation, Misinformation, Malinformation – How to Tackle Fake News and Information War in the EU?” Their goal is to identify different forms of misinformation and influence operations, as well as to introduce measures to tackle and regulate them. The seminar programme can be found here: https://vikes.fi/osallistu/disinformationseminar. It will also be possible to follow the seminar online. Stream link:  https://www.mediaserver.fi/live/vikes The EFJ GS is invited as…

ETUI training on Disinformation

Gent Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4, , Gent, Belgium

The EFJ GS will deliver a training session on EFJ policy on disinformation.

EDMO workshop on social media disinformation


The EFJ GS was invited to speak at the workshop organised by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) about the first year of implementation of the EU Code of Practice on disinformation.