European Commission
Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali

Institute for Discourse and Dialogue

Institute for Discourse and Dialogue

Un progetto inserito | Jana Matejki Street 61/78 87-100 Toruń
By supporting a good journalism we want to make media more: reliable, unbiased, objective and less manipulative, not based on propaganda or fake news content. There is no chance for a well-functioning democracy and civil society without well informed society. What disturbs us the most in a usual conversation is - so called - „tribalism” in a public debate. Politicians usually don’t talk in a calm and constructive way. They rather argue or repeat the same messages of the day, prepared by PR agencies or the leaders or the political party. Their main goal is to discredit political opponent. This is not the way the constructive public debate should look like. This way of debating spreads all over society and influences everyday conversations of ordinary people. Instead of taking care of our relationships, we argue with each other with a high emotional component included. That’s why Institute for Discourse and Dialogue has been conducting the INDID MEDIA WATCH program, which is a “watchdog” type activity related to media. Together with tens of our volunteers we monitor mesages and news in all kinds of media: TV, Internet, Press, Radio. We catch examples of: manipiulation, fake news, propaganda, hate speech or xenophobia that appear in public debate. After this we publish professional reports that show results of our monitoring activity. We also conduct media literacy program to educate both young persons and seniors in responsible consuming of media messages.

Proposte progettuali in corso

30 LUGLIO 2019 - Filip Gołębiewski

The aim of the project is to strengthen intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and combating the stigma of different social groups (minority groups, immigrants, refugees, etc.). It will be conducted by monitoring media messages concerning: (1) those key groups mentioned above and (2) phenomena that warm public debate to red, such as: climate change, LGBT rights, refugees relocation, problems with vaccines, technologies and their influence on citizens, etc. By exposing media manipulation, unreliable content, fake news and hate speech during the media monitoring process the citizens will receive reliable information about the arguments that appear in the public debate in essential matters and will be able to form their own opinions based on facts and then they will be able to become involved in shaping public policies in those issues. One of the project’s results will be the map of information sources showing which of them are reliable on the one hand, and which of them are unreliable on the other hand that.

Proposed project consists of four phases:

  1. Educational phase (media literacy) – in which young volunteers will be taught how to responsibly receive and consume different media messages (Internet, TV, Press, Radio);
  2. Media Monitoring phase – in which trained young volunteers will proceed the process of monitoring media messages in essential issues concerning key social groups;
  3. Reporting phase – in which the results of the monitoring will be shown in the form of professional reports and interactive digital maps;

Public Policy Influence phase – in which young people and the representatives of the project’s crew will try to influence public policy by distributing those reports, that were prepared earlier.


Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo
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