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MapInfluenCE team at Association for International Affairs (AMO) is hosting a panel discussion entitled Look Who’s Talking: Chinese and Russian Propaganda and Disinformation in Europe which will take place in Prague on Thursday 22 September from 2.30 PM in the Municipal Library of Prague (small hall). Doors open at 2PM.

The panel discussion is part of the CIC2022 ‘Europe Tackles Information Chaos’ international conference organized by the Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO) under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

You can participate in person or online. Please register here. The registration for in-person participation closes on Sunday 4 September. The registration for virtual participation is open until 16 September.

This panel will focus on identifying the best approaches and specific policy tools on tackling the confluence of the two authoritarian powers, China and Russia, in the information space. While the two countries have their own separate approaches to propaganda and disinformation and their strategies and tactics differ, they have also learned from each other and echoed each other‘s narratives targeting the Western countries. This trend has been highlighted by the Chinese reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which was followed by China’s amplification of the Russian narratives on the war

Program of the panel

Session 1: Addressing the Chinese Propaganda and Disinformation Challenge

Chair: Gianni Riotta, Director, Italian Digital Media Observatory


  • Ivana Karásková, Leader of MapInfluenCE and CHOICE projects, AMO, CEDMO, Charles University
  • Mareike Ohlberg, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Reinhard Butikofer, Chair of Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, European Parliament

Session 2: China-Russia Confluence in the Information Space

Chair: Pavel Havlíček, MapInfluenCE analyst, AMO


  • Grzegorz Rzeczkowski, Chief Investigative Reporter, Polityka
  • Tauno Tohk, Policy Officer, Strategic Communications and Information Analysis Division, European External Action Service
  • Katja Drinhausen, Head of Program, MERICS

About the Conference

The two-day CIC2022: ‘Europe Tackles Information Chaos’ conference gathers leading experts and key stakeholders – including NGOs, academics, think tanks, practitioners, and legislative and technology actors focused on fighting information disorders in Europe to discuss about information, tech, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the necessity of media literacy.

Date and time

Thursday 22 September from 2.30 PM


Municipal Library of Prague (small hall), Mariánské nám. 98/1, 110 00 Josefov

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