Nikos Pappas, Greek Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information will give a lecture on the phenomenon of “Fake News”, namely a new name for an old problem, propaganda and media and the importance of the digital policy initiatives taken under his administration.
Nikos Pappas is a Greek economist and politician who currently serves as Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information in Alexis Tsipras' second cabinet. Pappas studied economics at the University of Strathclyde and completed his PhD there in 2013, having written his thesis on the topic of the macroeconomic impact of projected population changes in Greece. In 2015, the University of Strathclyde Students' Association awarded Pappas lifetime membership for doing "inspiring work" to "rebalance the economic injustices facing working people". Nikos Pappas lived in Scotland until he was invited to Greece in order to become Tsipras' chief of staff. During SYRIZA’s first Cabinet Nikos Pappas served as Minister of State.
Professor Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute and Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics at the LSE
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A podcast for this event can be downloaded from Fake News, Propaganda and Media in Greece