Fake News in the Region

The Impact of Fake News to Eastern-Central European countries


Fake news in the region

Republikon Intézet

Conference organized by Republikon Institute, supported by Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit

The main topic of our conference, as the title remarks, will be the emergence of fake news in East-Central Europe, focusing on how significant the influence of fake news is in the politics, and in elections.

In the first panel, international experts from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary will talk about the effects of fake news in the V4 countries and its impacts on recent and forthcoming elections. In the second panel Hungarian political analysts will discuss the situation of Hungarian media and politics, in consideration of the troubles caused by fake news and their possible solutions.

Date: 27.02.2020. 10:00
Venue: TRIP Hajó


10:00 Welcome by
Gábor Horn, Chairman of the board, Republikon Foundation

10:10 The state of media freedom in CEE
Presentation in English, simultaneous translation is provided
Tanja Porčnik, President, Visio Institute, Slovenia & Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute, Canada

10:40 How does fake news affect to elections in CEE?
Roundtable discussion in English with simultaneous translation
Leszek Jażdżewski, Editor in Chief, Liberté! (PL)
Péter Krekó, Executive Director, Political Capital (HU)
Roman Máca, Analyst, Institute for Politics and Society (CZ)
Viera Zuborova, Executive Director, Bratislava Policy Institute (SK)
Dániel Mikecz, Republikon Institute

12:10 Break

12:20 "Political propaganda-indicator"
Project Presentation in Hungarian with simultaneous translation
Ferenc Vicsek, Director, Dimenzió Média Alapítvány

12:30 Fake news and politics in Hungary
Roundtable discussion in Hungarian with simultaneous translation
Levente Bánk Boros, Director, Médiakutató Institute
Balázs Böcskei, Director of Research, Idea Institute
Dóra Ónody-Molnár, Journalist, 168óra
Andrea Virág, Director of Strategy, Republikon Institute
Dávid Király, Republikon Institute

14:00 Lunch

You can register here: https://bit.ly/37iisui