In the beginning of December, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and the UK Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) invited the Stopfake.org 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 the modern techniques and methods of propaganda and its debunking. In addition, they were able to offer their own measures to strengthen anti-propaganda institutions in the country. Also, young politicians became familiar with the modern trends of political fact-checking in the era of post-fact and discussed the challenges and risks of this practice for politicians, as well improving the interaction between civil society, the media, governments and citizens. The participants offered their models of fact-checking projects that could be implemented in Armenia.