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EDMO Week: United Against Online Disinformation (online)

To mark its first year of activities, the European Digital Media Observatory will hold its first annual conference, EDMO Week: United Against Disinformation, on 7-11 June bringing together stakeholders working to tackle online disinformation, including researchers, regulatory authorities, online platforms, civil society, and the policy sector.

EDMO Week will take place every afternoon between 7-11 June focusing on key topics ranging from the need for a multistakeholder approach in tackling online disinformation to fact-checking in the context of a global pandemic, and from the role of research and policy to media literacy and other local initiatives.

There will be opportunities for informal side events in the mornings, as well as for networking activities.

Mon 7 June
Setting the Scene
Tue 8 June
Fact-checking during a global pandemic: challenges, opportunities, lessons learnt
Wen 9 June
Understanding online disinformation: the key role of research
Thu 10 June
Towards a new Code of Practice on Disinformation
Fri 11 June
EDMO goes local– Media and Information Literacy and the EDMO hubs
14:30 – 15:00
Welcome and Presentation of EDMO

  • Miguel Poiares Maduro, EDMO and European University Institute
  • Paula Gori, EDMO and European University Institute

15:00 – 16:30
Tackling online disinformation – Multistakeholder and
multidisciplinary collaboration

Madeleine de Cock Buning, EDMO and European University Institute

  • Claes de Vreese, EDMO and University of Amsterdam
  • Siada El Ramly, Dot.Europe
  • Paul Verschure, EDMO and Barcelona Institute of Science and
    Technology
  • Maja Cappello, EDMO and European Audiovisual Observatory
  • Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism,
    University of Oxford
  • Margaret Mitchell, Researcher
  • Tobias Schmid, European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media
    Services
14:30 – 16:30
Keynote speech
Nikos Sarris, Athens Technology Center

  • Craig Silverman, ProPublica
  • Baybars Orsek, International Fact-checking Network

Tommaso Canetta, Pagella Politica

  • Massimo Sandal, Facta.news
  • Pippa Allen-Kinross, Full Fact
  • Jochen Spangenberg, EDMO and Deutsche Welle
  • Derek Bowler, European Broadcasting Union
14:30 – 16:10
Rebekah Tromble, EDMO and George Washington University

  • Lisa Ginsborg, EDMO and European University Institute
  • Anja Bechmann, EDMO and Aarhus University
  • Richard Allan, EDMO
  • Mathias Vermeulen, AWO
  • Andrew Gruen, Facebook
  • Kalina Bontcheva, EDMO and University of Sheffield
  • Luca Antilli, Ofcom

16:10 – 16:30

Keynote speech
Madeleine de Cock Buning, EDMO and European University Institute

  • Vera Jourova, European Commission
14:30 – 16:30
Miguel Poiares Maduro, EDMO and European University Institute

  • Krisztina Stump, European Commission
  • Elda Brogi, EDMO and European University Institute
  • Siada El Ramly, Dot.Europe
  • Lubos Kuklis, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities
  • Eliska Pirkova, Access Now
  • Nic Newman, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
  • Sarah Andrew, AVAAZ
  • Erard Gilles, Assocation of Commercial Television
14:30 – 15:45
Media Literacy and online disinformation
Paula Gori, EDMO and European University Institute

  • Emma Goodman, EDMO and London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Sally Reynolds, EDMO and Media & Learning Association
  • Sonia Livingstone, EDMO and London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Maria Donde, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities
  • Milan Zubíček, Google
  • Paolo Celot, EAVI
  • Giacomo Mazzone, Eurovisioni
  • Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, Lie Detectors

15:45 – 16:35
EDMO goes local
Paula Gori, EDMO and European University Institute
Presentation of the EDMO
national/multinational
hubs by their Coordinators.

16:35 – 16:45
Closing Remarks

  • Madeleine de Cock Buning. EDMO and European University Institute
  • Miguel Poiares Maduro, EDMO and European University Institute

SIDE SESSIONS

Tue 8 June, 9:30-11:30 CEST

“Stronger together: Why cooperation among fact-checkers is essential”

  • Intro
    Tommaso Canetta, Pagella Politica
  • Three examples of collaborative investigations from the SOMA project
    Laura Loguercio, Pagella Politica
  • Panel discussion: Cooperation during the Covid-19 pandemic
    Moderator: Carlo Canepa, Pagella Politica
    Clara Jiménez Cruz, Maldita
    Alice Echtermann, Correctiv
    Thanos Sitistas, Ellinika Hoaxes
    Eva Wackenreuther, Fakt ist Fakt/AFP
  • Discussion
  • Closing remarks
    Giovanni Zagni, Pagella Politica

Wed 9 June, 11:00-12:30 CEST

“Defining a methodology to assess the Code of Practice: challenges and proposals”

  • Intro and Assessing Compliance with the European Code of Practice on Disinformation and its Impact
    Elda Brogi, EDMO and European University Institute
  • Panel discussion
    Chair: Konrad Bleyer-Simon, EDMO & European University Institute
    Eleonora Mazzoli, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Paolo Cesarini, Teneo and formerly European Commission
    Olaf Steenfadt, Reporters Without Borders
    Francesco Sciacchitano, AGCOM (Italian Communications Regulatory Authority)
  • Q&A
  • Closing remarks
    Pier Luigi Parcu, Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom

Registration is now open! Please register here.