The second cycle of workshops has started at the Museum

After successfully conducting eight seminars on totalitarian states and their discriminatory practices, on April 19, within the framework of the “House of Memory” project, the first lesson of the second cycle of workshops on the topic “Hate speech and discrimination in the mass media. Fake news” took place. The event traditionally was held at the Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews. Its first participants were sixteen pupils of the 9th and 10th grades of the Mamaivtsi Secondary School I-III degrees.

Considering the realities of our time, which is dominated by digital technologies and information is used not only as knowledge, but also as a means or tool of manipulation, and live communication is increasingly replaced by communication in social networks and various messengers, the organizers set themselves the goal of arming representatives of the young generation with theoretical and practical life skills in the information society, so as not to become its victims.

Positive and certain negative aspects of the media and social networks, ethics and rules of communication on the Internet, recognition of information traps and the activity of bot farms, cyberbullying and information terrorism in the conditions of classic and hybrid wars – these and other problems and topics were discussed during the seminar. It was prepared and conducted at the request of the project by Liliia Shutiak, PhD in Social Communications, Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.

The topic of the workshop aroused great interest among its participants. They especially remembered the excursion to the local TVA TV channel, where during communication with management representatives, journalists and other employees of the media, the pupils had the opportunity to learn more about the stages and features of creating news and other information products.

In general, to the surprise of the organizers, it turned out that high school students are very experienced “users” for their age and also knowledgeable members of the global digital community, and therefore easily and quickly coped with the practical tasks prepared for them.