Information is as important as science, international cooperation and strong political leadership in the fight against Covid-19. However, the media financed by the governments of China and Russia are disseminating unfounded claims, sowing uncertainty and mistrust in national and international institutions.
We intend to analyze the motives and objectives of the Chinese and Russian governments in the use of the Covid-19 related disinformation campaigns, as well as, what could be the main consequences for our democracies of such campaigns.
– Alina Polyakova, President and CEO of CEPA (Washington DC). (@apolyakova)
– Ivana Karásková, China Research Fellow and a Project Coordinator at the Association for International Affairs (Czech Republic). (@ivana_karaskova)
– Mira Milosevich, Senior Analyst at Elcano Royal Institute. (@MiraMilosevich1)
Moderator: Charles Powell, director at Elcano Royal Institute. (@CharlesTPowell)
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