A member of our team Damir Dajanović attended Unlock 2019, a conference organized by Prague Civil Society, which took place on 30th and 31st of May.
Unlock is the Prague Civil Society Centre’s annual civic innovation platform that explores how technology and innovation are empowering civil society and independent media in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It brings together leaders and innovators from the worlds of tech, media, business and activism for two days in Prague and aims to infuse the region’s civil society with some of their tips, tricks and skills. There is a growing need for activists and NGOs to become more flexible, dynamic and tech savvy in order to survive. Unlock hopes to fast-track this process by demonstrating the opportunities available to activists to get their message across and affect change.
Unlock is aimed at activists, journalists, people who work or volunteer in NGOs and those involved in social, tech, environmental and artistic projects, as well as businesses collaborating with civic activism in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Unlock takes place over two intensive days and consists of a series of interactive workshops and seminars. An expert in their field such as big data, virtual reality, PR, design, media and business leads each masterclass and every session is geared towards exploring and demonstrating how this expertise can be incorporated into the work of civil society.
Damir, who works on Istinomjer and Raskrinkavanje presented the efforts of our organization on debunking fake news which is done by our newest project, Raskrinkavanje, which aims to tackle the spread of misinformation and fake news in the Balkan Region.
On the conference, he presented our report on the networks of fake-news media in the region, as well as the work that has been done from 2017. onwards.