Collaborative workshop on The world after COVID-19: Migration and Mobility

15.12.2020 After a series of three online sessions exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Migration and Mobility, we engaged in a discussion on generating initiatives on this topic. The two-day collaborative workshop took place on December 15 and 22 and brought together several Bosch Alumni Network (BAN) members....

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EU Migration and Mobility Policies: (Im)migrants Before and After COVID-19

11.12.2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact across most aspects of EU asylum and migration policies. Among others, it has impacted remittances from Europe, seasonal workers, access to asylum and resettlement, and highlighted the disproportionate barriers migrants face in accessing healthcare and basic rights. On the 11th of...

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Securitizing migration and mobility: The power of information during COVID-19

25.11.2020 Mass media plays a worldwide role in coronavirus disease tracking through constant reporting and live updates dashboards. The impact of the media is also strong on migration issues, which remains a hot topic globally, and continues to be up on the front pages of news outlets. The session about...

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The world after COVID-19: Migration and Mobility

The unprecedented lockdown of the entire world is causing damage to the global economy and is also transforming migration and mobility patterns. The project focuses on COVID-19’s impact on migration and mobility and builds on the experience of three previous BAN events that had a migration-related subject. The previous events...

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Romania Country Brief 2018-2019: Freedom of expression, its challenges and limitations

20.04.2020 At this point in time (2018-2019), in Romania there is a perceived deterioration of the freedom of speech for journalists and civil society organizations. The political climate is perceived extremely polarized and increasingly deteriorating. Pressures and limitations of free speech is particularly strong in media outlets owned by politicians...

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Counter-strategies towards hate and disinformation

A practical guide for NGOs, activists and volunteers about democratic limits of freedom of expression, countering hate speech, fake news and intimidation. Author(s): Stefan Cibian, Silvia Fierascu, Svjetlana Knezevic, Karin Liebhart, Hannes Meissner, Anca Molnos, Laura Ranca, Mariya Yurukova, Christiana Weidel. Download the Brochure here. Freedom of expression is under threat, in...

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European Conference on Freedom of Expression, Vienna, Austria

Laura Ranca and Stefan Cibian participated at the European Conference on Freedom of Expression in Vienna on June 14, 2019. Laura Ranca held a workshop on digital tools for countering disinformation and fake news. The conference was a great occasion to get to know different European and US initiatives that...

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European Conference on Freedom of Expression, Vienna, Austria

Hate speech, fake news, misinformation and disinformation — how does civil society perceive and counter these threats towards democracy? The European Project “Responsibility. Freedom of Expression” aims at identifying and promoting strategic approaches to tackle these challenges today and in the future. The Conference will bring together researchers, experts, activists...

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Conference on Freedom of Expression: Civil Society Facing Pressure – Impact, Reaction, Strategies

Freedom of Expression is increasingly under pressure in Europe. The conference aims to explore the situation in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Romania in order to develop tools and approaches that can support journalists and civil society leaders to respond and counter different kinds of pressure. Detalii eveniment Time  09:30-16:00 Venue...

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