Facts We Can Believe In: How to Make Fact-Checking Better
Friday, 7 October 2016
The latest ‘Beyond Propaganda’ paper looks at recent claims that we are living in a ‘post-fact’ world. Authored by Alistair Shawcross, this publication examines the role of fact-checking organisations in combatting disinformation and points towards recommendations for the future.
How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' paper looks at Ukraine as a laboratory of information war. Authored by Marina Pesenti and Peter Pomerantsev, this publication examines initiatives undertaken by the government, media, and civil society and seeks to identify techniques that can help other democracies counter new forms of disinformation.
Factual Entertainment: How to Make Media Literacy Popular
Thursday, 11 August 2016
As part of the 'Beyond Propaganda' series, Factual Entertainment examines the importance of "Media Literacy" as a tool for countering information wars, lies, and hate speech. With a special focus on the Middle East and Ukraine, author Paul Copeland demonstrates how mainstream entertainment television and online products can be used to teach audiences the difference between accurate, informational reporting—and manipulative propaganda.
Kremlin Sows Discord With New Weapon at Heart of UK
Saturday, 30 July 2016
Russian media outlets’ disinformation campaigns during the Scottish Referendum represent a darker trend happening across the West to destabilise the region, with analysis provided by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Times—£)
Peter Pomerantsev Wins 2016 Ondaatje Book Prize
Monday, 23 May 2016
The Legatum Institute's Peter Pomerantsev has been awarded the prestigious 'Ondaatje Prize' for his book, Nothing is True and Everything if Possible, an insight into the surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia.
An Update on Ukraine with Nataliya Gumenyuk
Monday, 29 February 2016
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting with Ukrainian journalist, commentator and Legatum Fellow, Nataliya Gumenyuk, in the House of Lords.
The TV vs the Fridge
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
In Russia, economic decline isn't translating into dissatisfaction with Putin. The Legatum Institute's Peter Pomerantsev and Nathan Gamester explain why (Democracy Lab)
How Turkey Confounded Putin’s Favourite Narratives
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
In her latest column for the Washington Post, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, explains how the Russian media are using the downing of the Russian jet fighter as part of a wider conspiracy theory
Fixing the Fight Against Corruption
Thursday, 17 September 2015
Christian Caryl, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow and Managing Editor of Democracy Lab, moderated a panel that explained why a focus on ‘ideas that work’ is the route to tackling global corruption.
Why China’s Propagandists Love the Internet
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
The Internet is meant to bring freedom—but the Communist Party of China is finding creative ways to use it for its own purposes, writes Gary Rawnsley for Democracy Lab.
We’re All Putin’s ‘Useful Idiots’
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Cold War comparisons play right into the Russian president's hands, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum (Politico)
Can Television Be a Force for Good?
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
The Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum was delighted to welcome BBC Media Action for a discussion on the role of television in the context of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
What Transition? The Strange Case of Hungary and Romania
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Anton Shekhovtsov, Transitions Forum Visiting Senior Fellow, shared insights from his research on Romania and Hungary’s democratic development—and the threats that might lie ahead—at a roundtable discussion.
It’s Getting Ugly in Hungary
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Desperate to shore up his flagging popularity, Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is embracing the far right, writes Anton Shekhovtsov, Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute (Democracy Lab)
Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
To celebrate the launch of ‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’, Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, joined Ferdinand Mount, political commentator, and Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, to discuss the book’s themes: Russia’s super-rich, authoritarianism, and media control.
Let There Be Speech: Can Rwanda Reform Itself?
Monday, 17 November 2014
The Legatum Institute launched a new-case study 'Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda' examining the media reforms made by that country’s leaders from 2010 onwards.
Media Regulation: Foundations for Peace and Prosperity
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Jerry Timmins, former BBC Head of Africa and the Middle East, will lead a discussion on media regulation and how it can help create the foundations for prosperity and peace in transitional countries.