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.
Britain’s Decision to Leave the EU is a Warning to America
Friday, 24 June 2016
The vote means important economic, political and social problems across Europe will not be addressed, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Orlando, Jo Cox and the Deadly Ideas that Shape Our World
Friday, 17 June 2016
Over the past week, two men have committed murder in highly charged circumstances. Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, asks whether the killers’ actions are the result of personality disorders, political motivation, or both? (Washington Post)
After Brussels, the West Must Reject Dangerous Isolationism
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
The sense of Western unity inspired by terror attacks—and felt as recently as Paris—is gone, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, in her latest Washington Post column.
An Update on Libya with British Ambassador Peter Millett
Monday, 8 February 2016
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Foreign Affairs, with the help of the Legatum Institute, hosted a meeting at the House of Lords with Peter Millett, British Ambassador to Libya, to discuss recent developments in the country.
How Strong Are the UK’s Social Defences Against ISIS?
Thursday, 14 January 2016
If it really wants to win this war, the Government must ensure it provides support for vulnerable individuals, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)
Brave New War
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
A new form of conflict emerged in 2015—from the Islamic State to the South China Sea, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum (The Atlantic)
Cyber Propaganda: From how to start a revolution to how to beat ISIS
Monday, 23 November 2015
The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' report examines how the internet has transformed disinformation and propaganda—from “reverse trolling" by authoritarian governments, to spreading dissident messages in Ukraine during the Euromaidan Revolution.
How to Stop ISIS and Defeat the Global Conspiracy
Monday, 23 November 2015
As part of its “Beyond Propaganda” series, the Legatum Institute hosted two panel discussions that offered an analysis of the threat to democracy posed by the internet and conspiracies—particularly when used by extremist groups such as ISIS.
Beating the Islamist Propagandists
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The counter-message has to be nimbler, smarter and sharper than it is now, writes the Legatum Institute's Peter Pomerantsev and Georgia State University's Charlie Winter (Politico)
Regaining Control in An Unsettled Europe
Saturday, 14 November 2015
In the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, explains why extremists must not be allowed to capitalise on Europe's insecurity (Washington Post)
Blueprint for Revolution
Thursday, 9 April 2015
Self-confessed “rock kid who turned to a life of activism”, Srdja Popovic, led a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute on how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions.
Theresa May MP for Women2Win
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
The Legatum Institute was delighted to host Theresa May, the Home Secretary, and the Women2Win campaign group for their "First-Time Fighters and 40/40 Seats" fundraiser event.