About the Campaign

Disinformation, propaganda, and “Fake News” have always existed. But why should we worry about that at all?

What makes it different today is its rapid dissemination and global reach. The spread of false information is being deliberately weaponised by the enemies of freedom. It’s being used to degrade public trust in democratic and state institutions, the media and to intensify social division, resentment and fear.

The campaign FreedomFightsFake empowers citizens around the globe to think critically and “pre-bunk” disinformation!

How can we detect which claims are (deliberately) false?
In what ways can we counter the global phenomenon of disinformation?
What is the state of media freedom around the world and how can we strengthen it?

Join us as we search for answers to these questions among others and let’s work together against disinformation!

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Heroes of truth

ArtMarathon “Desinformatsiia”

In Ukraine, disinformation poses a particular threat to democracy, open society as well as national security. Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, together with Deutsche Welle Academy, tries to explore new ways of raising awareness and improving media literacy.

Myanmar’s first TV Show against False News

Myanmar is a disinformation and hate speech hotspot: During the run-up to the elections on November 8, NGOs like the US Charter Center registered a significant increase of disinformation on Facebook. Now activists have started a Media Information Literacy program called “Just Ask” in cooperation with FNF Myanmar.

The Irrepressible: Can Dündar

Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdoğan persecutes his critics relentlessly. Undeterred, journalist and documentary maker Can Dündar continues his work.

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