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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The Voice of the Future: Vox and Explanatory Journalism

World events are increasingly convoluted and journalism needs to adapt. The US- based news organization Vox has pioneered an approach that presents complex topics in small, comprehensible segments, counteracting the escalation of debates in the process.

Email: the Future of Journalism?

Censorship, political oppression and mistrust of established media damage freedom of the press worldwide. Economic pressure is another, often overlooked factor. A recent project using old-fashioned methods could be a game-changer for journalism.

The Irrepressible: Can Dündar

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

What defines Disinformation

We discussed the effects of disinformation and the current health crisis on modern journalism and the way in which these strategies have changed over the years with Aleksandar Milosevic, a Serbian journalist who aims to combat the credibility crisis of the modern press.

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