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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.


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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We would like to invite you to meet Kathryn Thier, a recognized expert and instructor of Solutions Journalism from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.


Join us to learn more about the connections between investigative reporting and Solutions Journalism and discover the impact that bringing the “whole” story has on communities. Kathryn’s keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion on bringing the solutions perspective into reporting practices with Nikita Poljakov, deputy editor in chief of the business daily Hospodářské noviny. Nikita is also head of the project “Nejsi sám” (You are not alone), which uses the solutions approach to tackle the issue of male suicide. The main program will be followed by an informal wine reception. 


The event will take place on Monday, 25 March at 5 p.m. in the Hollar building of the Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences (Smetanovo nábřeží 6, Praha 1). The event will be in English. 


Attendance is free upon registration - please, fill in the registration form.


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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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