Russia’s information-warfare offensive against the West and its allies is sophisticated, ubiquitous and increasingly effective. Countries whose media regimes are based on free speech and free markets are struggling to deal with targeted propaganda. What mixture of legal, regulatory and social pressure can constrain hostile and subversive media? Is rebuttal effective? What, if anything, can we do to counter-attack? The panel will discuss these questions based on the case studies and other material compiled from CEPA’s Information-Warfare Initiative.
MODERATOR: Donald N. Jensen, Senior Adjunct Fellow, CEPA
Urve Eslas, Information Warfare Monitor, CEPA
Thomas Kent, the President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Mikk Marran, Director General, Estonia’s Information Board
Mustafa Nayyem, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine
Michael Weiss, Senior Editor, The Daily Beast