On the 27 and 28 February, CICANT team participated in the first Capacity Building event of the Read Twice project. The event took place in Berlin, at the BMW Foundation, and brought together around 30 young media practitioners from Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania. The two days – organized by partner Alliance4Europe - were dedicated to exploring the basis of disinformation, discovering a set of tools and resources that can be used to tackle disinformation and training others to be agents against fake news.
The young media practitioners also had the opportunity of meeting journalists from Deutsche Welle and visit Der Spiegel’s newsroom. These two sessions were moments when young people could meet senior journalists and learn more about their realities, routines, and fact-checking procedures.
At the end of March, these young practitioners to head for the city of Porto where the Portuguese team will organize the second Capacity Building event of the Read Twice project.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
READ TWICE is a project that aims to counter disinformation and limit the spread of fake news by enhancing citizens` skills to critically assess information, identify vicious and harmful media content and distinguish between facts and opinions, thus improving their media literacy competencies. The project will promote capacity-building training and other events aimed at young media practitioners, university students, stakeholders and other multipliers.