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6 September 2022

What’s media freedom in the age of fact-checking, fake news and conspiracy theory?

Later this year, the European Commission will be releasing its European Media Freedom Act, to safeguard the pluralism and independence of the media in the EU internal market.

In our conversation with Dr. Piers Robinson, from the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, we will look at information control, propaganda and misinformation in today’s media landscape.

Also on Media Freedom: NOWMORE Questions episode 3 with Renate Schroeder, Director of the European Federation of Journalists.

About Dr. Piers Robinson

Dr Piers Robinson (BA, MSc, PhD) is currently co-director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, co-editor of Propaganda in Focus, convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media, associated researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global War on Terror and a member of PANDA. He has previously held the following academic posts: Professor/Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism, School of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield (2016-2019); Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Manchester (2005-2016); Lecturer in Political Communication, University of Liverpool (1999-2005). He researches and writes about international politics, communications and contemporary propaganda with a particular focus on war and conflict. He is author of The CNN Effect: the myth of news foreign policy and intervention (Routledge 2002), co-author of Pockets of Resistance: British News Media, War and Theory in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq (Manchester University Press 2010) and co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security (2017).

About Organisation for Propaganda Studies (OPS)

The Organisation for Propaganda Studies (OPS) facilitates and conducts rigorous academic research and analysis of propaganda, both historical and contemporary. Propaganda is a manipulative form of persuasion that is frequently found across political, economic, and security domains in authoritarian states as well as in liberal democracies.