Voices from the Periphery: Media and disinformation within the European context

Global dialogues on peace, democracy and diversity

Events / Tue 25 Jul 2023 18:30

The first of the Voices From the Periphery: Global dialogues on peace, democracy and diversity debate of the season is devoted to discuss about the freedom of expression and information, the information monopolies and the politics of disinformation and fake news in the European context.

A roundtable of experienced journalists will discuss these issues, each bringing their unique and valuable experience. Bruno Amaral de Carvalho is a Portuguese journalist that has been working as a war reporter from Ukraine, covering the Russian invasion in the country. María Obelleiro is the director at Nós Diario’s, while Martxelo Otamendi is a historical figure of Basque journalism. From his experience as director of Euskaldunon Egunkaria, he has first hand experience of press censorship and the restriction of the freedoms of press and expression. Tomeu Martí, director of Ona Mediterrànea, will speak on his research on the flood of fake news during the Catalan Referendum in 2017.

The roundtable will be presented and moderated by Ana Miranda Paz (TBC), EFA MEP and member of the Bloque Nacionalista Galego.


25 July 2023

18:25 - 18:35
Opening session
  • Xabier Macias, president of Coppieters Foundation
18:35 - 18:55
Roundtable - Freedom of expression and information and information monopolies
18:55 - 19:15
Roundtable - The politics of disinformation and fake news
19:15 - 19:30
Q&A with the speakers



Tuesday 25 July 2023 at 18:30


Galería das Ideas at the Campus Vida (USC), Santiago de Compostela, Galicia


Interpretation will not be provided. The working languages of the event will be Spanish, Catalan & Galician

Get involved:

Share your views with the hashtag #Festigal2023 & #IdeasForEurope


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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Voices from the periphery is a joint initiative of Fundacion Galiza Sempre and Coppieters Foundation.

This series of conversations is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the discussions nor the opinions expressed by the experts during these exchanges.

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