“Increased disinformation activities began with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian aggression in Ukraine only intensified them.
“The propaganda and disinformation related to the war in Ukraine will not disappear on their own, to fight with them, we need to educate the public, journalists and editors,” said Branka-Gabriela Vojvodić, President of the Croatian Press Agency (HINA) on Tuesday, during the international conference Media of the Future organized for the fourth time by the Polish Press Agency.
"The aim of disinformation campaigns is not necessarily to change the views or attitudes of their audiences, but to create a kind of chaos that prevents them from accessing verified data," said Alexandru Giboi, Secretary General of the European Association of Press Agencies (EANA).
Media of the Future is a conference that covered the most important topics of recent months—from combating disinformation, through changes in the media market, to the future of mass media in the face of war conflicts and technological transformation.
The latest content management systems are always adapted to the target customer, which allows you to implement innovative projects based on verified systems, says Evi Varsou, Director of the Media and CMS Department of the Athens Technology Center (ATC).
A special guest of the Media of the Future conference organized by the Polish Press Agency was Nataliia Kostina, Editor-in-Chief of the Foreign Department of the National News Agency of Ukraine—Ukrinform.
"The most effective way to gradually eradicate fake news from the public debate is to make it easier for citizens to access information prepared by press agencies," said Kiril Valchev, General Director of the Bulgarian Press Agency (BTA).
"The fight against Russian disinformation is a priority for all news agencies of the free world today," General Director of Thomas Foundation Caro Kriel said during the Media of the Future conference organized by the Polish Press Agency.