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Mythbusters: Guide to Critical Thinking

On 13 December StopFake, represented by digital strategist Maria Zhdanova, together with the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy from Hungary, represented by its director Dániel Bartha, has held an international workshop on countering disinformation. The event was organised by the Centre for International Relations in cooperation with the Prague Security Studies Institute from the Czech Republic in the framework of a project “Mythbusters” supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Mythbusters: International workshop on countering disinformation

How disinformation works in Central Europe? How to distinguish facts from opinions ?  The workshop will focus on disinformation and various techniques and tools for fact-checking. The program is designed for university students and fresh graduates interested in journalism. When? 13 December, 15:00-19:00 Where? Mohyla School of Journalism,  Voloska 8/5, Kyiv This workshop is free of change and will be held in English. Please register online: AGENDA 15:00 –

StopFake supports East StratCom Task Force initiative “EU vs Disinfo”

March, 2018 StopFake wholeheartedly supports the “EU vs Disinfo” initiative as our biggest partner that has been on the forefront of combating disinformation for the last three years. We welcomed “EU vs Disinfo” when it was created , for us it was a clear sign that the European Union is serious about combatting disinformation, before such battles became mainstream. “EU vs Disinfo” has a clear mission, to raise awareness about

StopFake Helps Schools to Teach Media Literacy

StopFake became a partner of Learn to Discern – Schools (L2D-s) project, a first-of-its-kind media and information literacy initiative. The project was launched on February 2 in Kyiv. L2D-s aims to equip secondary school students in Ukraine with the critical thinking and media literacy skills they need to build resilience against disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda. In collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Science, L2D-s will pilot educational materials to be integrated

Russian Disinformation a Means of Waging War against the US

A recent U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing entitled The Scourge of Disinformation concluded that disinformation is part of Russia’s hybrid war against the United States, an instrument with which the Kremlin meddles in America’s internal affairs. Opening the hearing, Senator Cory Gardner pointed out that Russian disinformation poses a serious threat to the liberal international order and undermines the security and human rights of people in the OSCE region. Russia’s goal,

Premiere of “Nothing but lies” documentary film in Kyiv

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the fact-checking project StopFake, a documentary film by Tim White’s “Nothing but lies: Fighting fake news” (UK) will premiere in Kyiv. The event will take place on 16 March 2017 at 5pm in the Zhovten cinema (26m Kostiantynivska St.). For many people the Fake News phenomenon has come from nowhere to dominate the airwaves, column inches and internet.  But it hasn’t.  Now

StopFake Launches Donbas Newspaper

The StopFake organization has launched a new monthly newspaper called Your Right to Know aimed at Ukraine’s occupied territories in the eastern Donbas region. Supported by the British Embassy in Ukraine, the publication has two goals, to educate and inform. “Our stories will focus on media literacy, we will help our readers differentiate fakes from real news stories, introduce them to trustworthy media and debunk the newest Russian fakes and

StopFake trainer conducted two-day anti-propaganda training for young politicians in Armenia

In the beginning of December, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) invited the trainer and teacher of Mohyla School of Journalism Oleksii Nabozhniak to Yerevan co conduct a two-day training on political fact-checking and fighting propaganda for young politicians from Armenia. The participants, among whom there were representatives of the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary political forces, gained new knowledge about

StopFake trainers told journalists in Kazakhstan, politicians from Georgia and Azerbaijan about fact-checking, combating propaganda

In October, trainers of StopFake project held several international events dedicated to combating propaganda, political fact-checking and data verification. At the invitation of the International Center for Journalism MediaNet StopFake trainers Oleksii Nabozhniak and Mikhail Koltsov conducted a two-day training on political fact-checking and open sources data verification, finding and exposing the fakes for Kazakh journalists in Almaty. Participants learned how to identify and verify the factual statements by politicians,

StopFake joins the global First Draft Partner Network

Ukrainian faktcheking project StopFake has joined the global network of First Draft partners, which works to improve the quality of online journalism, alongside organisations like Google News Lab, Storyful and AFP. The network was founded in September 2016 and brought together influential media companies including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the New York Times, BuzzFeed News, the Washington Post and CNN. Partners work together to tackle common issues, including ways to streamline

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