Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy
16 September 2019

Information, disinformation and participation: discussing the new democratic challenges

The public events of the Geneva Democracy Week will explore the influence of media on democratic debates.

How can we tackle "fake news", propaganda, and disinformation to protect democratic voice?

The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy is actively involved in the “Democracy Week” that is promoted every year by the Geneva Chancellery of State. This year's theme is “Information, disinformation and participations: the new democratic challenges”.

We invite you to join us for a series of events exploring how media—both traditional and new—have been used to shape public opinion and democratic participation, with a particular focus on Europe and the Americas:

  • “Populists don’t have a monopoly on emotions”: Citizens against disinformation, 30 September 2019 , 18:30 - 20:00, Auditorium Ivan Pictet B, information and registration

  • A new Latin American wave? Crisis and Possibilities of Young Democracies, 30 September – 02 October 2019, Maison de la Paix, information and registration

  • Free media, disinformation and democracy, 02 October 2019 , 12:15 - 14:00, Auditorium Ivan Pictet B, information and registration

  • Book Launch by Grégoire Mallard, 03 October 2019 , 12:15 - 14:00, Room S5, Pétale 1,  information and registration

See the press release and the full programme here