Talks & Workshops

I give lectures and workshops, especially in the field of the web, politics and society. These include topics such as “fake news” and disinformation, fact-checking and verification for groups from all kinds of backgrounds, digital civil society, dealing with hate speech and online strategies of the far right.

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A more detailed selection of past events in German and English can be found here.

English-language Talks and Workshops


Workshops on digital security, social media and disinformation | (6. + 7.7., elbarlament & Women Now, Libanon)

New challenges for media freedom in South East Europe | Panel | (18.06., Konrad Adenauer Stiftung & Albanian Media Institute, Tirana)

Milton Wolf Seminar | Input & Diskussion | (25.04., Diplomatic Acadeny, Vienna)

Presentation on disinformation in Germany and Europe as part of the project Freiraum | (31.1., Goethe-Institut, Berlin)


Hoaxmap – Countering “Fake News” in Germany | Presentation and panel at the Civic Education Conference (05.-07.12., Network Arab Civic Education, Casablanca)

Verification – Tracking disinformation on the web | Seminar with Eoghan Sweeney, Digital Journalism Fellowship (29.11.-01.12., Hamburg Media School, Hamburg)

CENS Workshop on Understanding and Countering Disinformation, Online Falsehoods and Fake News | Presentation and Q&A (25.07., S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore)

Joint hearing on “Migrant invasion: hype or reality?” (26.06., No Hate Parliamentary Alliance & Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg)

Panel with Rebecca Anselm & Bjørn Ihler, Moderation Julia Ebner, OCCI European Summit (13.04., Open Civil Courage Initiative, Paris)


Presentation and Panel at the XI South East Europe Media Forum (28.11., South East Europe Media Organisation, Sofia)

Public hearing on “Scientific and Academic Culture to Counter Radicalism and Fake News” (15.11, European Parliament, Brussels)

You’re Fake News! | Workshop, T’emps D’Images (06.11., Goethe-Zentrum, Cluj)

CENS Workshop on Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation & Smears (DRUMS) | Presentation and Panel  (24.07., S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore)

Investigative journalism for the German-speaking world | Presentation, Conference “Keep it Real: Truth and Trust in the Media” (19.06. WAN-IFRA, Singapore)

Hoaxmap | Presentation, Conference “Defending the truth in a post-truth era” (13.06., ECPMF, Leipzig)