Workshop on Disinformation and Propaganda for Hungarian Students

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00am
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Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00am to Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
  • Do you wonder how much of the news you consume is fake?
  • Are you interested in how the media works and how the news ends up on our newsfeed?
  • Would you like to know how to recognize misinformation and what you can do to fight disinformation?
  • Would you like to learn how (dis)information is produced and disseminated?
  • Do you want to discuss these issues with international experts?

About the workshop

The goal of the workshop is to discuss the topic of disinformation in the context of the state of the media with participation of Hungarian and international experts on the topic. The workshop will be highly interactive and will have a strong practical component: developing participants` skills to recognize and fight disinformation. As part of the project, you will be asked to produce a post/podcast/visualization/film etc. on the topic of “disinformation”: how it appears in your context and how it affects your life. We will provide mentorship to support your ideas, and publish the best outputs. The best project(s) will be awarded with a trip to visit a media outlet in London.

Participants` accommodation in Budapest, train and local travel expenses will be covered by the project.

Application process:

Please apply with an idea: a question or topic you would like to investigate related to disinformation in any format that is close to your heart (it could be a podcast, a blog post, an infographic, a video or anything else). Tell us your idea in no more than 150 words and send it along with your CV and a short (200-word) cover letter including why you would like to attend the workshop to All three application documents should be in English. Questions should be addressed to

Eligible applicants are Hungarian students at BA or MA level, preference will be given to students studying outside Budapest.

The deadline for applications is February 15.

The program is funded by the Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program of the U.S. Embassy Budapest Public Affairs Section of the Department of State to be organized by the Center for Media, Data and Society at the School of Public Policy of Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Read the takeaways from the workshop HERE.