False information about Covid-19 in media and its consequences

October 18, 2021 12:16

Date and time

October 20, 2021, 5PM (UTC +3)

Background

The spread of information about COVID-19 from the first days included many fake news stories. Back in February 2020, the World Health Organization called the wave of misinformation on the topic of coronavirus an epidemic in itself and called for a fight against it. Myths around serious diseases are not a new phenomenon, but in this case, the situation is aggravated by the fact that we don’t still know enough about the coronavirus.

Belarusians faced both international fake news stories (e.g. 5G, ‘microchip’) and the national ones that were spread by the Belarusian authorities (e.g. treatment of coronavirus with vodka and sauna).

The initiative which unites the Belarusian medical workers White Coats prepared a survey to find out which fake news stories were the most popular with Belarusian patients.

Today’s open questions include:

  • How did the global fake news stories get to Belarus?
  • What was the impact of the Russian media sphere?
  • Who spread disinformation in the media field of Belarus?
  • What conspiracy theories and myths have doctors encountered in their practice; which of these are the most dangerous?
  • How can we help spread science-based knowledge to combat COVID-19?

 

Speakers:

  • Maria Avdeeva, Research Director at the European Expert Association
  • Paulyuk Bykowski, Media IQ expert
  • Hanna Barushka, immunologist

 

Moderators:

  • Vadim Mojeiko (BISS)
  • Natallia Gantievskaya (Belarus in Focus Information Office / Press Club Belarus)

 

Working languages: Belarusian and Russian with interpretation to English

 

How to participate

(please note that you will not be able to join the meeting after it starts)

1.            To join the online discussion, please fill out the Google Form (https://forms.gle/BX8fQbqdn9yZkeTX9

2.            In response, you will receive a link inviting you to join a Zoom meeting (if you do not have Zoom, you may install it on your PC, phone or tablet following the same link. It is free and easy).

Organizers:

  • Belarus in Focus Information Office
  • Press Club Belarus
  • Nashe Mnenie
  • Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS)

In partnership with Media in Cooperation and Transition gGmbH and supported by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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False information about Covid-19 in media and its consequences
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