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PSSI's Jonáš Syrovátka Co-Authored a Paper on Information Warfare and the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations

20.06.2018

The paper is based on the main ideas and opinions that were stated during a panel discussion held during the 2018 NGO Market in Prague, Czech Republic, about the role of NGOs in information warfare. The discussion moderated by Jonáš Syrovátka hosted experts from the V4 countries and the United States. The videotape of the panel is available on the Forum 2000 YouTube channel. The phenomenon of Information Warfare (IW) – sometimes described as disinformation, fake news, or propaganda – has gained significant attention and concern across Western countries in recent years. NGOs play two important roles in IW – both as victims and instruments of the hostile behavior. The text elaborates on the complex role of NGOs in IW. Firstly, it describes the phenomenon of IW and explains its impact on democratic societies. Secondly, it highlights how NGOs might be affected by these phenomena and gives general recommendations on how it should be tackled. Thirdly, it shortly introduces the situation in the V4 countries and presents organizations, initiatives, and projects that successfully confront this challenge. 

The paper was published by Forum 2000 with support from the International Visegrad Fund.

Call for Applications: Workshop “Become a Mythbuster” on Disinformation and Fact-Checking Tools for Students of Journalism

16.10.2018

PSSI is now accepting applications from students of journalism and related subjects for the workshop, “Become a Mythbuster.” The deadline for applications is on the 20th of November, 2018.  The workshop will focus on disinformation ... more »

PSSI at 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

07.10.2018

PSSI took part in the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held this year on October 1-5, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. The theme of this year’s Congress was “IAC2018 – Involving Eveyone“ (more information about ... more »

PSSI Contributes to the International Academy of Astronautics Study Entitled “Space Traffic Management: Towards a Roadmap for Implementation"

01.10.2018

Dr. Jana Robinson, Space Security Program Director, was a managing team member of the The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Study entitled “Space Traffic Management: Towards a Roadmap for Implementation”. The Study was published ... more »

PSSI Published a Second Briefing Paper Written within the Project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

21.09.2018

The second briefing paper focuses on Russian, Chinese, Turkish and Gulf States’ influence and activities in the political arena of the Western Balkan countries. Defining the political sphere is particularly difficult since it permeates all other ... more »

PSSI to Hold a Public Debate on Cyber Warfare

15.09.2018

Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century Former secretary of defense Leon Panetta once described cyber warfare as “the most serious threat in the twenty-first century,” capable of destroying our entire infrastructure and crippling the nation. ... more »

PSSI Contributes to AMOS SSA Policy Forum

14.09.2018

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, participated in a panel discussion at the SSA Policy Forum, part of the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference, held in Maui, Hawaii, on September ... more »