The panel discussion „Prevention of false information spreading“ is organising within the CERV programme

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Panel discussion „Combating the spread of false information“ will held within the Annual Conference on human rights, on 27 April 2022 at 12 to 13.30 hours, in Journalists' House.

Governmetn Office for Cooperation wtih NGOs (GOfNGOs), as the National Contact Point of the programme Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values in cooperation with the Human Rights House Zagreb are co-organising the panel discussion „Combating the Dissemination of false Information“, which is to be held within the Annual Conference on Human Rights, on 27 April 2022 in Jurnalists' House.
In the world flooded with vast amounts of information from different sources, polarising messages and unverified and fake news spread quickly through social media and often hamper access to timely, relevant and accurate information. While classic media are losing influence in creation of public attitudes and guiding social processes, fake information are becoming and increasing challenge for public communication and democratic processes. In situations of high risk such as pandemic, elementary catastrophies or political combats, false and unverified news can also endanger health and lives directly. There is more expressing need for legal regulation of dissemination of misinformation, such as the EU Law on digital services, as well for media and infromation literacy. These issues will address the panel debate on „Prevention of dissemination of false information“, which will consider how and why disinformation occurs; who is the most subject to them and how we can protect ourselves against the influence of false news and how to create a balanced system in which regulation will not trigger censorship of free meda and undermine the rights of EU citizens. This issues will be discussed by Stanislav Bender, Head of the Department for Control and Analyse of media contents in the Agency for electronic media, Dražen Hoffman, Deputy Executive Director of GONG, associate professor Victoria Car, Ph.D. and Milica Vučković, Ph.D. from the Faculty of Political Sciences of the Zagreb University. The panel will be moderated by journalist Ana Krolo Molnar.
Annual Conference on Human Rights organised by the Human Rights House Zagreb will held from 27 till 29 April 2022. The first day of the Conference will held LIVE on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 at the Presse House starting at 10 am. The Conference will be broadcast live on the social networks of the Human Rights House: and Zoom link.
The Conference will present the Annual Report „Human Rights in Croatia: An Overview of the Situation in 2021“, which provides an overview of the most important issues, challenges and open issues that negatively affected the protection and promotion of human rights in Croatia last year.
As part of the first day the panel „Reflection and Discussion on the Status of Human Rights and Rule of Law in Croatia“ will be held, with the participation of Tena Šimonović einwalter, the Ombudsman, Đurđica Klancir, the journalist, Ivan Blažević, from the Foundation Solidarna – Foundation for Human Rights and Solidarity and Ivan Novosel, program director of Human Rights House Zagreb, moderated by journalist Ana Krolo Molnar.
The second day of the Conference will be online, on Thursday, 28 April from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through two panel discussions on human rights in war-torn Ukraine. The third day of the conference will held in Friday, 29 April, live in the Human Rights House Zagreb (112c Selska street), starting at 11 a.m. In addition to live activities, there will be a video broadcast where you can watch the panel „Socio-economic rights in Croatia and the fight against poverty and socila exclusion“.
The Conference programme with the detailed information on all speakers.