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News article24 September 20211 min read

EU and Western Balkans leading actors for countering disinformation gather on Monday


On Monday 27 September, High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will address the second edition of the EU – Western Balkans Media Literacy conference, which will focus on “building resilience to disinformation”. Co-organised by the EU and the “Macedonian Institute for Media”, the event is part of EU activities aimed at building resilience to disinformation in North Macedonia and the whole Western Balkans region by investing in media literacy and supporting civil society and media freedom. The President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski will open the conference during which fact-checkers, journalists, experts and authorities from the six Western Balkans partners and the EU will tackle the issues of disinformation, social media and the challenges of professional journalism, and the importance of media literacy in the new media environment. The event is registered on the platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe and will combine physical presence in Skopje, North Macedonia and online participation. You can follow and engage via Zoom (in English and local languages) by registering here. The event, which will start at 13:00, will also be streamed on the dedicated website, agenda available here.


Publication date
24 September 2021