Workshop 9: Enlightenment or propaganda tool? Conflicts and the role of the media

Media of all kinds can heighten, prolong or help to solve conflicts. At the same time, state and non-state players alike are spending more and more resources on controlling media and the Internet. How can citizenship educators assert themselves in this disputed field, how can they develop individual competences and impart these to citizens? Drawing on examples from selected countries, the workshop will highlight the opportunities, risks and potential instruments of citizenship education in dealing with digital and non-digital media.

Dirk Auer, balkanbiro (Serbia)
Chris Burns, Friends of Europe (Belgium)
Nenad Šebek, Regional Cooperation Council (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Gemma Pörzgen, Reporters Without Borders (Germany)


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