Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program of the U.S. Embassy Budapest Public Affairs Section of the Department of State
The goal of the workshop is to discuss the topic of misinformation in the context of the state of the media with participation of Hungarian and international experts on the topic. Ten students participated at the workshop to find out how and why misinformation is produced and ends up in their newsfeed and to learn about how recognize and fight misinformation. The panel discussion Fighting Misinformation: How to Build Trust in a World of Liars was also organized in the framework of the workshop.
The workshop had a strong practical component: developing participants` skills to recognize and fight disinformation. As part of the project, participants have been asked to produce a post/podcast/visualization/film etc. on the topic of misinformation. Mentorship is provided to support the ideas, the best outputs will be published.
Krisztina Nagy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Gábor Polyák, Mérték Media Monitor
Éva Varga, University of Pécs
The best projects were awarded with a trip to visit a media outlet in London.
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.