Disinformation, Media and Democracy


Thursday September 13 from 12:00 to 13:30 at the Nordic House


Open seminar hosted by the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland and the EU Delegation to Iceland


Disinformation, Media and Democracy

At this open seminar Giles Portman will discuss Russian disinformation targeting the EU, its neighbourhood and democratic values as such. How do we respond to this and what actions are needed to improve the EU’s strategic communications and support for quality media?


Giles Portman, Head of the East Stratcom Task Force at the European External Action Service (EEAS)


Panel discussions:

Elfa Ýr Gylfadóttir, Director, Media Commission

Jón Ólafsson, Professor of Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland

Smári McCarthy, MP for the Pirate Party and Chairman of the Icelandic delegation to the EFTA and EEA Parliamentary Committees

Moderator: Valgerður Jóhannsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland


The seminar will take place in English and is open to all.


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