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French Series - Disinformation & democracies

French Series - Disinformation & democracies


This event is organized by the Press and Communication Office of the Embassy of France.
A panel discussion on the threat posed by the manipulation of information on our societies and how can we make our democracies resilient against disinformation?

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WHAT: French Series - Disinformation & democracies

WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – 6pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. – 20007

PRICE: Free admission

RESERVATION: Online registration required on Eventbrite

ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags.

The threat posed by the manipulation of information has sparked growing awareness and concern in both Europe and the U.S. The manipulation of information can polarize debates, create or deepen tensions in society and undermine electoral systems. Such malign practices and actors harm our democracies by eroding trust in institutions and in the media, and eventually by hampering the ability of citizens to make informed decisions. Sometimes, though, attempts by a foreign entity to interfere in democratic processes fail, as was the case during the 2017 French presidential election.

The Embassy of France is pleased to invite you to our next French Series panel discussion event which will be moderated by:

Indira Lakshmanan - Executive Editor of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

with John F. Lansing - Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Dipayan Ghosh - Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School

and Jean-Baptiste J. Vilmer - Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies (French Ministry for Armed Forces)

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