Capacity building training for journalists and opinion formers in the field of security and defense”

9 February 2017

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Capacity building training for journalists and opinion formers in the field of security and defense”

Information and Documentation Center of NATO in Moldova implements the project “”Capacity building training for journalists and opinion formers in the field of security and defense” during October-December 2016. This project aims at strengthening the capacities of local mass media, press officers and opinion makers and includes several activities, a two-day course of training in order to objectively reflect and promote the issues of security and defense.
On the 6-7th October IDC NATO organized training program “Capacity building for journalists and opinion makers in the field of security and defense.” During the trainings have been discussed the security concepts; infrastructure of national security and defense; the results of the NATO Summit in Warsaw; ethical issues in journalism; strategic communication; international cooperation in the security field and information warfare. During the training as speakers we had national and international experts, representatives of state institutions, civil society, officials of NATO and European Union.
The training was attended by representatives of institutions of local and national mass media in Moldova (newspapers, press agencies, information portals, radio and TV), press officers. The training program “Capacity building of journalists and opinion makers in the field of security and defense” was launched by Mr Iulian Chifu, Director, The Centre for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning and Ms Elena Mârzac, Executive Director, IDC NATO. This event followed by the program courses opened by Mr Chifu, in his lesson was introduced the subject: Ethical aspects in journalism in the framework of reflecting topics related to the security and defense. This lecture was preceded by Ms Natalia Albu, a professor at the Military Academy “Alexandru cel Bun” which held on notions of security and international security organizations. Then came the lecture by Ukrainian experts Mykhailo Samus, Assistant Director for International Affairs, the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies and Volodymyr Kopchak, Assistant Director for International Affairs, the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies who introduced the topic Hybrid War: The case of Ukraine.
Then followed the presentation of Mr. Oleg MULCO, Head of the General Directorate of Defense Policy and Defense Planning – Head of Policy Department of Defense Planning, Ministry of Defense, which was referred to the legal framework, political and institutional system Security of RM.
Also on the 6th of October was held the lecture held by Mr. James Mackey, Head of Euro-Atlantic Department and Global Partnerships, Ms. Tanya Hartman, NATO officer for Moldova in the same directions and Ms. Kristina Baleisyte, deputy head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia.
The speakers presented Moldova partnership with NATO and cooperation in several areas both military and civilian, and did a retrospective of importance and impact of the NATO Summit in Warsaw in Moldova.
The first day of training was completed with the presentation of Mrs Olga Gututui member of Audiovisual Coordinating Council about monitoring ACC of broadcast media in Moldova in the context of information war.
The next day, on the 7th of October, training started with presentations by Ms Elena Mârzac and Mr Danu Marin, IDC NATO on Information War and Strategic Communication.
Mrs. Alina Coca, Deputy Director, Media Operations and Special Events, Press Service of the NATO (Skype Conference) held the second lecture concerning the modalities security and defense”
Information and Documentation Center of NATO in Moldova implements the project “”Capacity building of journalists and opinion makers in the field of security and defense” during October-December 2016. This project aims at strengthening the capacities of local mass media, press officers and opinion makers and includes several activities, a two-day course of training in order to objectively reflect and promote the issues of security and defense.
On the 6-7th October IDC NATO organized trainings program “Capacity building of journalists and opinion makers in the field of security and defense.” During the trainings have been discussed the security concepts; infrastructure of national security and defense; the results of the NATO Summit in Warsaw; ethical issues in journalism; strategic communication; international cooperation in the security field and information warfare. At the event as speakers were attended national and international experts, representatives of state institutions, civil society, officials of NATO and European Union.
The training was attended by representatives of institutions of local and national mass media in Moldova (newspapers, press agencies, information portals, radio and TV), press officers. The launch training program “Capacity building of journalists and opinion makers in the field of security and defense” participated Mr Iulian Chifu, Chairman, The Centre for Conflict Prevention and Early Warning and Ms Elena Mârzac, Executive Director, IDC NATO. This event followed by the program courses opened by Mr Chifu, in his lesson was introduced the subject: Ethical aspects in journalism in the framework of reflecting topics related to the security and defense. This lecture was preceded by Ms Natalia Albu, a professor at the Military Academy “Alexandru cel Bun” which held on notions of security and international security organizations. Then came the lecture by Ukrainian experts Mykhailo Samus, Assistant Director for International Affairs, the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies and Volodymyr Kopchak, Assistant Director for International Affairs, the Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies who introduced the topic Hybrid War: The case of Ukraine.
Then came the presentation of Mr. Oleg MULCO, Head of the General Directorate of Defense Policy and Defense Planning – Head of Policy Department of Defense Planning, Ministry of Defense, which was referred to the legal framework, political and institutional system Security of RM.
Also on the 6th of October held the instruction supported by Mr. James Mackey, Head of Euro-Atlantic Department and Global Partnerships, Ms. Tanya Hartman, NATO officer for Moldova in the same directions and Ms. Kristina Baleisyte, deputy head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia.
The speakers presented Moldova partnership with NATO and cooperation in several areas both militarily and civilian, and did a retrospective of importance and impact of the NATO Summit in Warsaw on Moldova.
The first day of training was completed with the presentation of Mrs Olga Gututui member of Audiovisual Coordinating Council about monitoring ACC of broadcast media in Moldova in the context of informational war.
The next day, on the 7th of October, training started with presentations by Ms Elena Mârzac and Mr Danu Marin, IDC NATO’s Information about War and Strategic Communication.
Mrs. Alina Coca, Deputy Director, Media Operations and Special Events, Press Service of the NATO (Skype Conference) held a second lecture concerning the methods NATO is communicating with the media – referring especially to the processes engaged the resources allocated in this regard. Mrs Coca reiterated practical aspects of the relationship that NATO has with the means of mass communication, resources of the Alliance and make them available to journalists and the ways through which they can benefit from these resources.
Subsequently, Ms. Susanne Kiefer, official of the European External Action Service introduced the subject: Disinformation and the need to strengthen the strategic communication.
Finally, the last two lectures of the course were delivered by Mr. Valeriu Ciorba representative of the organization INFONET, which discussed about the use of public outsourcing and Open Data sources and Ms Alina Radu founding member of the information platform “StopFals” in Moldova. Ms. Radu talked about the role that media plays in reflecting the security issues and the processes of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.