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5 April 2022 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm CEST


Date: 5 April, 3-5pm CEST
Location: Zoom
Language: English

’The first casualty when war comes is truth.’ These words attributed to the U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson in 1917 have been too often proven to be true. With photos and videos widely available nowadays, an illusion appears that we can easily recognise what stands behind them. Yet, images might be as manipulated as text messages – and this is even exacerbating with (deep) fakes in place. How can we critically assess what we see? What are the tools and techniques for debunking (deep) fakes? How far should we go with our research?

These are some of the questions we are going to discuss at this workshop in which you will learn about (deep) fakes, the reasons behind them, ways how to deal with them as well as some techniques for verification.

This workshop covers:

  • distinguishing between real and fake photo and video images
  • understanding reasons behind (deep)fakes, as well as ways to deal with them and possible verification techniques
  • recognising brain traps and cognitive biases in our professional and private life
  • debunking fakes on social media, verifying visual information and finding ways to deal with the challenge

You will experience:

  • an interactive online session delivered by an experienced facilitator
  • a good balance between input and practice
  • space for your questions and peer exchange

The workshop is for you if:

  • you process tons of (visual) information
  • you need techniques to effectively distinguish between facts and fakes
  • you explain how critical thinking and (des)information works to your audience – students, readers for example
  • you strive to find your own fact-checking way, in your professional or your private life
  • you are an educator, trainer, student, or working in the field of media in general

This workshop is part of the workshop series #StandWithUkraine with which we  intend to raise awareness for pressing topics such as dealing with conflicts, working in uncertainty, self-care and media literacy. Instead of a participation fee, we ask you to contribute with a donation to MitOst’s Ukraine Solidarity Fund. All donations support MitOst partners and members in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries to secure people, provide protection, facilitate evacuations, and connect to temporary accommodation. You can find more information about MitOst and its Ukraine Solidarity fund here.

The workshop series #StandWithUkraine is implemented in collaboration with the BoschAlumniNetwork.


Please mind that places are limited. When you enroll for the workshop, make sure you can participate. Registration will be open until all places are taken.



Sergei Tereshenkov
Media and PR professional, facilitator, co-founder of ARTa – Association of Russian Trainers (www.artatraining.com). Sergei works as a Communications Lead at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum (www.eu-russia-csf.org), a network of currently 192 independent NGOs from 19 EU member states, the United Kingdom and Russia. Being a trainer in the fields of non-formal education, project management, media and intercultural communications, he has been a member of the facilitators’ pools of the Theodor Heuss Kolleg and SALTO Youth.


How to enroll?

Please sign-up for the workshop by selecting a free ticket under participation fees below. Instead of a participation fee, we ask you to contribute with a donation to MitOst’s Ukraine Solidarity Fund. After your enrollment, please make your donation by clicking on this button. Your contribution to MitOst’s Ukraine Solidarity Fund is a precondition to participate at the workshop.

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5 April 2022
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CEST
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