Upcoming event: Journalism and Truth in the Time of Fake News

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The phenomenon of Fake News has turned from an obscure corner of the internet to a major canal of (dis)information in just a couple of years. With the presence of online news sources, news delivery is expected to be instantaneous, and journalists and news agencies face pressure to release stories rapidly to keep up with competing media sources.

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Upcoming event: Fighting Populism in Antwerp and Beyond

Populism - Dr. Case
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Populism has become a wide spread phenomenon throughout the world. The danger of their backward-looking nostalgia for an idealized past, half-truths and fake news stories pose a threat for free and open societies.

How can and should democracies respond? How can liberal messages be communicated better? In what way can we bring big ideas and visions to the citizens? What solutions tackling populism have already worked on the local level?

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