Fake News in the Region

On 27th February 2020 Republikon Institute organised the conference „Fake News in the Region – The Impact of Fake News to Eastern-Central European countries” in cooperation with FNF. The event started with the introduction of Gábor Horn from Republikon Foundation. After the welcome speech, Tanja Porčnik presented the state of media freedom in the region, according to the latest Human Freedom Index. She highlighted the importance to talk not just about personal freedom, but the economic freedom as well, as we consider the state of media freedom, since it is important to be able to consume news sources different from the free and public media. After the presentation, in first panel, the four invitees, Leszek Jażdżewski, editor in chief, of Liberté! (PL), Viera Zuborova, executive director of Bratislava Policy Institute (SK), Roman Máca, analyst of Institute for Politics and Society (CZ) and Péter Krekó, executive director of Political Capital (HU) talked about the effects of fake news in the region and how it could influence the elections as well. The moderator was Dániel Mikecz from Republikon Institute.