The Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) in cooperation with Danish Embassy and the Danish Cultural Institute jointly organized a seminar on “Communication and media relations with Russia: Platforms for debate or hybrid warfare?” on 21 April 2016.
The seminar was opened by Kristian Jensen, the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, with RGSL Rector George Ulrich. In the wake of the Ukraine conflict, the Russian government has increasingly used different media platforms in attempts to create confusion and new dividing lines or weaken the resilience of neighbouring countries and the West in general. But new media organisations have also been created giving alternatives and other sources of information.In this regard, the seminar featured two panel discussions: “How to detect Russian misinformation strategies and attempts?” and “How to strengthen independent Russian language media?”.
Participants at the seminar included experts such as Andris Ķesteris, Principal Adviser for Civil Society and Media, European Commission; Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence; Jon Kyst, EU East StratCom Task Force; Thomas Nissen, Researcher, Royal Danish Defence Colleg; Andis Kudors, Director, Centre for East European Policy Studies; Olga Proskurova, Latvian Television, and more.