Warsaw, December 7th, 2017

Russian disinformation campaign covers up the real process of re-Stalinisation of Russia’s official narrative regarding the roots of the war – keynote address for the conference by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marek Magierowski.

BBC Russia mentions the speech of Marek Magierowski in the report from the conference ‘Poland: all EU countries should combat Russian propaganda’.

While Ukrainian media summarises the address of the conference in the article ‘Poland has called for the establishment in all countries of Europe of agencies to combat Russian propaganda’.

The streaming from the conference ‘MYTH and Reality – Countering Disinformation in the V4’ is available at the Facebook page:

part 1

part 2

The speakers of the conference were asked to provide brief insights on the situation of media in their countries and spheres of interests.

Edit Zgut explains the situation of disinformation in Hungary providing the comments on the Russian propaganda and the uniqueness of the Hungarian media market.

Joerg Forbring suggested few guides on countering propaganda includeing the experience if the successful stories from other states.

Conference hashtag #v4insight



8:30-9:00 registration and coffee

9:00-9:20 Welcome remarks:

Wojciech Przybylski, Visegrad Insight, Res Publica (confirmed)

Robert Pszczel, NATO Public Diplomacy Division (confirmed)

Cornelius Ochmann, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation (confirmed)

9:20-9:40 Opening remarks by Marek Magierowski, deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (confirmed)

9:40-11:00 Opening conversation: on NATO and V4 cooperation in new media and disinformation era

Marek Magierowski, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland (confirmed)

Tomas Liptak, Strategic Communications Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Czech Republic (confirmed)

Szabolcs Takács, State Secretary for European Union Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office  of Hungary (invited)

chair: Wojciech Przybylski, Visegrad Insight, Res Publica (confirmed)

11:00-11:10 1st responder: Joerg Forbrig, Director, Fund for Belarus Democracy, and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Central and Eastern Europe, GMF (confirmed)

11:10-11:25 coffee break


Tomáš Čižik, Director, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs, Slovakia (confirmed)

Marcin Rey, editor-in-chief for „Rosyjska V Kolumna w Polsce” (confirmed)

Edit Zgut, Foreign Policy Analyst, Political Capital, Hungary (confirmed)

Vaclav Stetka, Lecturer in Communication and Media, Loughborough University (confirmed)

chair: Marcin Zaborowski, Visegrad Insight (confirmed)

12:30-12:40 1st responder: Robert Pszczel, NATO Public Diplomacy Division (confirmed)

12:40-13:30 networking lunch

13:30-14:45 Panel session 2: DIGITAL REVOLUTION: Cause or Remedy to Disinformation

Katarina Klingova, Senior Research Fellow at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute (confirmed)

Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Panoptykon (confirmed)

Paweł Surowiec, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University (confirmed)

Botond Feledy, CEID, Hungary (confirmed)

chair: Karoline Gil, Head of Integration and Media Section at Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) (confirmed)

14:45-14:55 1st responder: Rolf Wilhelm Nikel, Ambassador of Germany to Poland (invited)

15:00-15:45 Closing Discussion: GHOSTS in the MACHINE – CYBER LITERACY

Marcin Bochenek, Director of Information Society Development Division, NASK (confirmed)

Igor Šenkarčin, director of Cyber Security programme, Slovak Security Policy Institute (confirmed)

chair: Galan Dall, Visegrad Insight, Res Publica (confirmed)

15:45-16:00 Closing remarks: Tomáš Čižik (Director, Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs) on the Future of ICT revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe (confirmed)

In cooperation with:

NATO PDD, International Visegrad Fund, CENAA, Polish-German Cooperation Fund