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Digital Media to Counter Disinformation - Online

Short or summer course

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Fake news, misinformation, polarization, propaganda and shrinking spaces- modern journalism is under threat. Our biggest most trusted tool “facts” seem to be failing. When facts and fact checking alone are not enough what else can be done to turn the tide?

As targets of state-sponsored or hate-group online trolling, journalists and civil society actors face intimidation and lack the proper tools, knowledge, or support mechanisms that can help them fight back. This course looks at the information crisis and provides practical tools to combat disinformation, build counter-narratives, utilise fact-checking tools, and increase outreach in local media. Combining state of the art techniques on media literacy, alternate messaging and campaigning, we explore what can be done to fight back. RTNC is the first training institution to offer a structured course aimed specifically at counteracting disinformation. This course is one of our media for behaviour change group of courses.  The course covers:

  • Learning the proven strategies used in counter disinformation
  • How to implement campaigns that propose alternates to state sponsored messages 
  • Understanding the basis of polarization, propaganda tools and malinformation strategies used to target society and ways to counter these.






5 days

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Application requirements

  • You are a media professional with radio, TV, online, or video/film experience
  • You have a minimum of three years' working experience in media or in a campaigning organisation.
  • You can provide original proof (or a properly certified copy) of your most recent educational qualification in secondary or higher education.
  • You are fluent in English – written and spoken – as this is the working language of our course

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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
6 Nov '23 28 Oct '23 28 Oct '23


RNTC Media Training Centre

Main address
Koepel 1C
2031WL Haarlem

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