(Supported by the US Embassy in Sofia)
In April 2019, the American Bulgarian Alumni Association plans to host in Blagoevgrad a one-day Conference titled “Disinformation: Fake News of True Trolls”. The project is supported by the US Embassy in Sofia and corporate sponsors and will be co-organized with the American University in Blagoevgrad and the European Commission Representation in Sofia.
The conference will seek to provide good practices and guidelines for journalists and users to validate information and to avoid misinformation. The event will bring not only tech and media representatives, but also policy-makers working on the topic on EU and national level together. The participants will bring their knowledge to bear and determine what can be done to stem the pernicious flow of misinformation.
The event will increase public awareness about the topic. The audience will see different points of view on how they protect themselves in private or professional life from the bad influence of the fake news.
We plan to have approximately 15 international delegates from the European Network of American Alumni Associations (ENAM) member countries, and invite approximately 100 members from ABAA membership portfolio, including free attendance policy for conference sessions.
The project is scheduled to be carried out in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria in April 2019.