Democracy under surveillance: Belarus | Poland | Russia

A NEW DIGITAL PROJECT OF EAST-WEST-EAST GERMANY

This digital project focuses on current conflicts in Eastern Europe and media coverage of these situations. Start is on December, 14. Only 15 places!

  • Do you know what is happening in the neighboring European countries?
  • What do the media you are used to read and see every day write about?
  • Are you sure that you can trust this information 100%?

We ask these questions to future participants to help them consciously accept the facts they will receive during the 6 days of the project.

The programme of the project consists of 3 Zoom-meetings with international experts, journalists and youth workers from Belarus, Poland and Russia, and the discussion in the closed Telegram channel of the project.

The participants will learn:

  • The main concepts of democracy, peacebuilding and human rights;
  • The political situation in Germany, Poland, Belarus and Russia;
  • Mechanisms of work of current media and its functions on the example of the digital, video and print media;
  • Various tools for media creation in order to avoid being tricked by fake content.
  • Techniques to verify the reliability of information, the difference between true news from conjectures, assumptions and rumors.
  • Manipulation and propaganda manifestation in European society.

The participants are expected to speak German and English.

AGENDA

18:00-19:30

Team building
Discussion with expert from Belarus (DE)
Olga Kapustina, Multimedia journalist

@Zoom

Topics:
Blocking the media in Belarus.
What is the government keeping silent about?

 

Olga Kapustina works as a Multimedia journalist-freelancer for Deutsche Welle, WDR, SWR, MDR etc. Her main topics are politics, society, migration, environment. Her stories most often take place in Germany, Russia or Belarus. After studying journalism and German language and literature in St. Petersburg, Dortmund and Essen, Olga worked as a trainee at Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Berlin and Moscow. Olga comes from Belarus, she lives in Bonn. She speaks German, Russian, Belarusian and English.

During the day

Conversation with a working group in chat

@Telegram

18:00-19:30

Discussion and workshop with expert from Poland (ENG)

Barbara Moś, youth trainer and consultant

@Zoom

 

Topics:
The ban on abortion.
Pedophilia in the Church.
Nationalism under the Mask of Patriotism.

Barbara Moś - Director of the Europe4Youth Association, youth trainer, mentor and youth information consultant, youth worker and advisor for youth policy.

During the day

Conversation with a working group in chat

@Telegram

18:00-19:30

Discussion with experts from Russia (DE)

Veronika Prokhorova, international journalist and editor
Olga Dietze, international journalist and editor

@Zoom

 

Topics:
Official news vs alternative news.
Censorship in times of the pandemic.

The poisoning of Alexei Navalny: official & alternative media review.

 

Veronika Prokhorova was born and grew up not far from Saint Petersburg, where she studied international journalism. She completed a Master of Journalism degree from the TU Dortmund with a focus on terrorism research. I am currently working as a freelance journalist and editor, collaborating with Cointelegraph, Perspective Daily, bento, among others. Earlier I wrote for Deutsche Welle Russian, Russkaja Germania and Snob.ru.

Olga Dietze
was born and grew up in Russia. She is a freelance journalist, working with ZDF, RBB, The Globe Post, Voice of America, Associated Press, Perspective Daily, etc. Through her work with NGOs, Olga has worked on investigative journalism projects in the countries of the post-Soviet space. Today she works as an editor at a company responsible for media analysis and monitoring.

During the day

Conversation with a working group in chat
Evaluation part

@Telegram

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