SLAM

SLAM Local Activity in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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We all require hard work at some point in our lives. It is difficult to reach greatness without putting in the necessary effort. In other words, if an idle individual wishes to sit and wait for something else, they will get nothing. On the other side, someone who works hard all of the time will undoubtedly succeed in life, and this is precisely what this article will discuss.

As you already know, our project named Structured Learning for Awareness in Media” (SLAM) aims at enhancing young people’s awareness and critical thinking on the role of mass media as a challenge and precondition for more inclusive societies towards migrants and refugees. It also deals with the concept of fake news.

Fake news is a new subject of study that is attracting a lot of interest from academics as well as practitioners in the media.

The line between the definition of fake news and other related concepts like news satire, yellow journalism, junk news, pseudo-news, hoax news, propaganda news, advertorial, false information, fake information, misinformation, disinformation, mal-information, alternative fact, and post-truth is obscure.

Fake news is on the rise as social media is being used as a source of information by young and old. However, the effect of age on the consumption of fake news on social media remains unknown.

In the text below, we are going to present you one of the SLAM local activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina which dealt and investigated the above-mentioned issues, as well as variations in false news consumption, the tendencies of media users in consuming, sharing, and believing fake news.

After the meeting with the Udruženje CROA, members of Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities – BRAVO got together on Saturday, January 15th, and discussed about the importance of social networking sites, their advantages and disadvantages, and how NGOs can use these platforms more effectively when it comes to the activities’ dissemination.

 

 

These wonderful people talked about how to get more attention and improve statistics on posts, but also about content writing, SEO and hashtags.

One of the main ideas discussed about is the difference in terms fake news, false information, misinformation, disinformation, mal-information and many more related terms. Participants mentioned clickbait headlines which do not have anything in common with the texts that follow them, shocking photos and videos that are taken out from the context and creation of those.

The purpose of this local activity was to define and discuss fake news and other related concepts, as well as to examine the current research trend on them.

SLAM LOCAL ACTIVITIES – Knowledge and experience transfer among BRAVO and CROA

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

We all require hard work at some point in our lives. It is difficult to reach greatness without putting in the necessary effort. In other words, if an idle individual wish to sit and wait for something else, they will get nothing. On the other side, someone who works hard all of the time will undoubtedly succeed in life, and this is precisely what this article will discuss.

As you already know, our project named Structured Learning for Awareness in Media” (SLAM) aims at enhancing young people’s awareness and critical thinking on the role of mass media as a challenge and precondition for more inclusive societies towards migrants and refugees. It also deals with the concept of fake news.

Fake news is a new subject of study that is attracting a lot of interest from academics as well as practitioners in the media. The line between the definition of fake news and other related concepts like news satire, yellow journalism, junk news, pseudo-news, hoax news, propaganda news, advertorial, false information, fake information, misinformation, disinformation, mal-information, alternative fact, and post-truth is obscure.

Fake news is on the rise as social media is being used as a source of information by young and old. However, the effect of age on the consumption of fake news on social media remains unknown.

In the text below, we are going to present to you one of the SLAM local activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina which dealt with and investigated the above-mentioned issues, as well as variations in false news consumption, the tendencies of media users in consuming, sharing, and believing fake news.

After the meeting with the Udruženje CROA, members of the Bosnian Representative Association for Valuable Opportunities – BRAVO got together on Saturday, January 15th, and discussed the importance of social networking sites, their advantages and disadvantages, and how NGOs can use these platforms more effectively when it comes to the activities’ dissemination.

These wonderful people talked about how to get more attention and improve statistics on posts, but also about content writing, SEO and hashtags.

One of the main ideas discussed is the difference in terms of fake news, false information, misinformation, disinformation, mal-information, and many more related terms. Participants mentioned clickbait headlines that do not have anything in common with the texts that follow them, shocking photos and videos that are taken out from the context, and the creation of those.

The purpose of this local activity was to define and discuss fake news and other related concepts, as well as to examine the current research trend on them.

BRAVO in Action: Raising Awareness on Media Literacy Skills

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

First local activity in Sarajevo

We live in a time when information, whether accurate or not, is sent around the world at the touch of a button. The information environment is huge and complicated. Misinformation (unintentionally false information) and disinformation (intentionally false information) play a significant role in influencing public opinion on vital topics such as politics, science, health, and current events.

Aware of this, as part of the dissemination activities for the project Structured Learning for Awareness in Media – SLAM, BRAVO volunteers organized one of the local activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 8, where their organization operates.

The event hosted participants in both ways: online and offline.

It was an awareness-raising event where participants learned about fake news, false information, differences between the two, and their consequences on both opinion creation and society in general.

The participants had a greater understanding of how misleading information emerges and affects society in the twenty-first century as a result of this event. They've discovered how it can affect how people view and interact with others who have different personal opinions, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds.

Participants also learned how fake news and false information are spread on social media, and how to combat them. They discussed clickbait, shocking news headlines, fake photos and videos, and much more.

The first characteristics or indicators of “fake news” were discovered by a meaningful analysis of descriptions found in academic journals, trade publications, newspapers, and magazines, among other places. These characteristics are broken down into message or linguistic features, source and intention features, structural features, and network aspects, and can be beneficial when evaluating online content.