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The Red Web: How Russia uses the internet for surveillance and propaganda



The Red Web: How Russia uses the internet for surveillance and propaganda

Tuesday 22 September, 12.00-14.00 European Parliament, Room PHS 7C50, Brussels  

MEPs Marietje Schaake and Kaja Kallas cordially invite you to an ALDE seminar on how various Russian authorities use the Internet, especially for propaganda and surveillance purposes. The event will be kicked off by the book launch of Andrey Soldatov and Irina Borogan´s´The Red Web´

 Please join us for a presentation of their findings and a discussion of their implications for the European Union by a panel of experts, including Jerzy Pomianowski (Executive Director of the European Endowment of Democracy, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland),  Giles Portman (‎Head of the East Stratcom Task Force at the European External Action Service),  Eric King (Deputy Director of Privacy International)

12:00 - 12:15          

Opening - Marietje Schaake

, MEP and

Kaja Kallas

, MEP 12:15 - 12:45           'The Red Web' book presentation by

Andrei Soldatov


Irina Borogan

12.45 - 13.00           Comments by

Eric King


Privacy International

13.00 - 13.15           Comments by

Jerzy Pomianowski


European Endowment of Democracy

13.15 - 13.30           Comments by

Giles Portman


External Action Service

13:30 - 14:00          

Questions & Answers and concluding words

Read Marietje Schaake's blog:

“Fight the real information war with Russia”

More on Russian surveillance and

The Red Web