The problems of disinformation and the steps to fight it was the topic of the workshop that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Thessaloniki, with the participation of 35 journalists, experts and NGO staff from North Macedonia and Greece.

The workshop was co-hosted by the US Embassies in Greece and North Macedonia, the State Department’s Global Engagement Center (GEC), the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and the Centre for European Perspective, along with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) and MIA.

At the workshop titled “Empowering Journalists to Address Disinformation in Greece & North Macedonia”, 35 journalists from AMNA, North Macedonia’s Media Information Agency (MIA), private media outlets, as well as academics and representatives from civil society discussed topics including the disinformation challenges faced by both countries and multisector approaches to combating it.

They also discussed possible follow-ups, including additional training sessions and the creation of a digital communicators hub in Thessaloniki to address disinformation.