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CEDMO Is a Partner of the “Disinformation – I check!” Conference in Poland


The Regional Representation of the European Commission and the House of Peace Foundation are organizing a conference titled “Disinformation – I check!” which will be held on November 8 from 10:00 to 14:00 at the House of Europe at 10 Widok Street in Wroclaw.

During the event, the main topics will include countering polarization and trends, opportunities, and challenges of professional communication. The conference is aimed at professionals from the media, PR industry, and social organizations, as well as influencers.

Partners of the event are: the Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO) and Wroclaw Center for Social Development (WCRS).

Conference program:

9:30 Registration

10:00 Opening of the conference: Maja Zabokrzycka, Martyna Gacek-Świecik

10:10- 11:40 Debate: Artificial intelligence: opportunities and threats to human rights, democracy, and business

What are the types of artificial intelligence? Why does the European Parliament want to divide artificial intelligence by the size of the threat it poses? When and how does artificial intelligence amplify disinformation? How can we use AI to defend ourselves against disinformation? What does it mean that artificial intelligence can violate human rights and threaten democracy? Why is artificial intelligence a business opportunity, and how does it enhance the quality of life? And finally, what competencies should we develop ourselves so that AI is a safe development opportunity for us and does not amplify fake news?


Jakub Kuś – Center for Social and Technological Innovation “HumanTech” SWPS

Krzysztof Waraksa – North Star, U SWPS

Moderation: Martyna Wilk – WCRS

11:40 -12:00 Lecture: Digital Services Act – what does it mean in practice?

Moderator: Rafał Skibicki, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics at UWr

12:00-12:20 Break

12:20-13:50 Debate: Disinformation and the media. Will professional communication save us from polarization and conflict?

How does disinformation influence polarization and conflict escalation? What is, can, and should be the role of communication professionals in countering disinformation and preventing polarization? How can journalists, fact-checkers, spokespeople, and PR specialists work together in this area? Manipulation, provocation, and unmasking by influencers – how do these types of activities affect the media and public communication? Do they harm or rather help?


Stefan Augustyn – Spokesman for the University Clinical Hospital

Maja Czarnecka – AFP

Małgorzata Freaser – TECHSPRESSO.CAFE

Dr. Emilia Zakrzewska – Faculty of Journalism, Information, and Bibliology at the University of Warsaw

Moderation: Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska – U SWPS, CEDMO, Team Europe Direct

Venue: House of Europe at 10 Widok St. in Wroclaw

Date: 8.11.2023, 10:00 – 14:00

Register for the event:

The conference is a summary of the project “Disinformation – I check” implemented by the European Commission Representation in Wroclaw and the House of Peace Foundation in Opole, Jelenia Gora, Zgorzelec and Wroclaw.

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