The head of the of the Asia-Pacific section, Yurii Poita, held seminars for specialists from the central state and local authorities of Kazakhstan involved in the implementation of state policy in the field of interethnic relations.
Seminars were organized by the Institute of Applied Ethnopolitical Research (Kazakhstan) on conflict topics involving different ethnic groups.
As part of the event, Yurii conducted seminars on the following topics: “Information support of conflicts: theory and approaches”, and “Hate speech: comparative analysis in the post-Soviet space”.
The following issues were disclosed:
- General approaches to informational influence on the formation and escalation of conflicts;
- The influence of the media and social media – a constructive and destructive model of information support for conflicts;
- The role and consequences of disinformation and manipulation in conflicts.
- “Hate speech” – definition of a concept, classification, identification;
- Features of the “Hate speech” in the post-Soviet space (on the example of Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan) – objects of information aggression, narratives, and consequences.
Also, during the discussion, the features of the information policy of local authorities on the prevention of conflicts in society, identifying them at the initial stages, and reducing the potential for conflict with the help of the media were considered.