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“Debunking Disinformation at Third Age Universities”

Developing a training course for third age university students targeting an audience of the age 50/60+ to teach them how to recognize and debunk disinformation. Donor: the U.S. Embassy in Prague

Overall Objective: The purpose of this award is to develop a training course for third age university students targeting an audience of the age 50/60+ to teach them how to recognize and debunk disinformation. Regional workshops are planned to take place throughout Czech Republic. A detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis about the mechanisms and dynamics of how disinformation and propaganda spread among senior age groups and its impact will also be conducted.

Updates

13 December 2018 - Understanding the media and internet with senior citizens - project meet-up

 

To wrap up a successful pilot phase of our Senior Media literacy project, we gathered with the initial group of seniors, students and partners to evaluate. All of them came back and some organised events in their own communities in the meantime . Also Pavla Holcová from the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism and Karel Hvížďala, a czech journalism expert joined the conversation. Project continues with many more local events ahead of us in the spring of 2019.

 

Septermber 25, 2018 - Transitions coorganize in cooperation with Elpida the debate with key personalities of the Czech media world at OLD's COOL 2018 even watch the video here

As a part of Transitions' initiative to support media and news literacy of different audiences in the Czech Republic, an initial pilot workshop for senior citizens took place in Prague in May 2018. This workshop, conducted in close collaboration with Elpida (a nonprofit organization working with senior citizens), built upon the findings of a TOL´s recent in-depth research among senior citizens around the Czech Republic to better understand their relationship with the media and internet. The event aimed to test and pilot various approaches to media education for this age group. 12 seniors citizens from all corners of the Czech Republic participated together with six young journalism students who joined the group. The program was evaluated highly by the participants, particularly the presence and interaction with young students and the speakers who shared their experiences of working in the news, marketing, fact-checking and media field. This event was an outstanding start and learning for a series of future events and activities that will be organized by TOL in towns and cities around the Czech Republic. 
I enjoyed everything. The speakers did a great job. They were nice and charismatic people who know what they are talking about.“ Mrs. from a mid-size city in Western Bohemia.
I have so much to think about. I would like to share these new learnings with other people. Thank you very much.“ Mrs. Alena from a small town in Moravia.
Thanks for great event organization and a chance to participate. Everyone was very nice and attentive. The workshop was a great experience for me. It widened my view on the current situation in the world and information spreading.“ Mrs. Irena from a small town north of Prague. 
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TOL PROMOTION

 

#PragueMediaPoint Conference for journalists, media professionals, and scholars


​The 2019 edition of Prague Media Point will highlight these types of inspiring examples and more. We will offer a mix of scholarly presentations, including keynote addresses; sessions with innovators explaining their solutions; and networking opportunities to promote the exchange of know-how. As in years past, the conference will have a special regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, though we look forward to covering cases and trends from other parts of the world. – WHAT’S WORKING


CALL FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

 

 

MULTIMEDIA PROJECTS

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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