Get Your Facts Straight! Fighting Disinformation and Fake News Through Media Literacy • ALL DIGITAL
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Theme:  media literacy

Start date:  10 March 2020

Location:  First Euroflat Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 50, 1000 Brussels, BE (Metro: Schuman)

Organiser(s):  ALL DIGITAL

Get Your Facts Straight! Fighting Disinformation and Fake News Through Media Literacy

14 Feb, 2020


ALL DIGITAL Week launch event 2020

“Get your facts straight! 

Fighting disinformation and fake news through media literacy”


Event details 

  • Date: 10 March 2020, 15:00 – 17:30 (Registration and coffee from 14h30, reception from 17h30 – 19h00)
  • Location: First Euroflat Hotel, Boulevard Charlemagne 50, 1000 Brussels, BE (Metro: Schuman)
  • Format: An afternoon event in English of 2.5 hours, followed by a networking reception
  • Web-streaming on ALL DIGITAL Youtube. The link to the web streaming will be available to anyone who wishes to watch the event online.
  • Twitter chat for questions using #GetYourFactsStraight #AllDigitalWeek tagging @AllDigitalEU
  • Registration is obligatory: Please register here if you wish to attend. Registration is not necessary for online participation.



97% of Europeans have been exposed to online disinformation, 37% of them on a daily basis. Disinformation has a negative impact on society, in particular on political affairs, immigration, minorities and security.

One of the key antidotes against disinformation is increasing citizens’ media literacy – pupils, adults, any end user of online content. Media literacy is recognized as the most efficient, although long-term, solution to issues such as disinformation, hate speech and social media abuse.

11 years ago, ALL DIGITAL started a European campaign on digital and online literacy All Digital Week to motivate Europeans to get online and benefit from the opportunities of the digital world. Today, the All Digital Week carries on this mission, and with the increasing digitalization of media, digital media literacy has become an integral part of it.

This is why we will launch the 11th All Digital Week with a discussion on online disinformation and fake news and how to fight this phenomenon by empowering the citizen. This will also be the launch event of the first European campaign on disinformation and fake news “Get your facts straight!”.



14:30   Registration and Coffee

15:00   Welcome – Renato Sabbadini, CEO of ALL DIGITAL

15:10   Keynote “How well do you know your digital self?” Young people ponder upon fake news, data protection and their democratic competences” – Olga Gkotsopoulou, VUB

15:30   Panel Discussion “Fighting disinformation and fake news through media literacy” 

Narrative of the panel – how can we empower citizens to become critical thinkers, to recognise disinformation and respond responsively. Which is the best formula for successful educational programmes on media literacy? Who should be involved – educators, young people, parents, journalists, platforms?

  • Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, CEO and Founder, Lie Detectors
  • Paolo Cesarini, Head of Unit Media convergence and Social media, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Flavio Grazian, European Democracy Coordinator at European Citizens Action Service
  • Clara Hanot, Advocacy and Fundraising Officer at EU Disinfolab

16:30   “Get your facts straight!” project and campaign

Presentation of the project and official launch of the campaign

17:00  All Digital Week Launch

17:15   Conclusions, closing remarks and photo

17:30   Networking reception

Read a blog about the event and watch webstreaming