National Resilience

International Autumn School Resilience League 2017

Held in North-Eastern Estonia on October 1-6, 2017, international autumn school Resilience League 2017 was a traditional training event, the main purpose of which was to create common understanding and situational awareness between Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian experts for strengthening informational and psychological resilience.

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A Turning Point for Ukraine’s National Resilience

In a few months, Ukraine will commemorate the fourth anniversary of its rebirth as a nation in a military conflict with Russia that has initiated many previously badly missed reforms, changed the security perceptions of many Ukrainians, and reshaped societal values while continuing to influence the country’s socio-economic development.

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Discussion on the Role of Media and Journalists in Strengthening National Resilience

On 25 May, International Centre for Defence and Security and NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence organised jointly an international discussion with experts and journalists which addressed the issue of (a new) media and its audiences under actual hybrid threats. Over the past 5-6 years, we have been observing a global shift of traditional media into the digital sphere alongside the many challenges associated with that. This new environment creates unprecedented flows of information accelerated by growing usage of social media. Intensive commercialisation and globalisation make it hard for responsible media sources to remain non-partisan, independent and competitive on the market. At the same time, Russia has started to use manipulatively government-aligned media channels as a tool to achieve its aggressive goals of foreign policy.

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