Overcoming disinformation

Speakers: Janis Rungulis

Elīna Lange Ionatamišvili

Moderator: Mārtiņš Daugulis

Mārtiņš Daugulis, journalist, lecturer at Riga Stradins University and moderator of this discussion asks to both panelists why should we be careful when we speak about disinformation? What characterizes disinformation, what is it really from a scientific perspective? Together they will uncover challenges of disinformation in the digital environment, and look for new solutions for self-protection against disinformative activities.

Janis Rungulis has been part of the EU's East Stratcom Task Force since 2015. Janis has been developing communication campaigns across the Eastern Partnership region to raise awareness about the tangible benefits that the EU is bringing to people there. Since this year, he is more involved in the team's efforts to address pro-Kremlin disinformation: Janis coordinates the awareness-raising campaigns.

Elīna Lange Ionatamišvili’s professional career has been mostly related to security, communications, public diplomacy, research, training, and education. She has been a defense civil servant for eight years, four of which she spent in Georgia running a NATO trust fund for professional development and reform support. Currently, Elīna works at the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, covering the Nordic-Baltic region, Georgia, Arctic, narrative analysis, target audience analysis, and strategic communications terminology.