Jakub Kalenský

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Why the Public Should Care About Disinformation


Jakub Kalensky discusses the importance of having a fact based society in order to live in a… Read more

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Testimony – Jakub Kalenský


Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment “Russian Disinformation Attacks on Elections: Lessons from… Read more

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Evaluation of the EU Elections: Many Gaps Still Remain


Just weeks after the European Parliamentary elections, the European Commission (EU) has issued a report on the… Read more

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A Change of Tactics: Blurring Disinformation’s Source


Today, as the DisinfoPortal reaches its first anniversary, conversations around disinformation have evolved significantly from this time… Read more

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#EUelections2019: The Danger of Ignoring Disinformation’s Long-Term Goals


In recent interviews about disinformation in the run-up to the EU elections, many journalists and government officials… Read more

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The Ostrich Approach to Disinformation


In mid-April, Prague hosted the annual StratCom Summit, one of the most important international conferences on the… Read more

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#EUelections2019: What Does the Kremlin Want?


No one should doubt that the Kremlin will try to meddle in the European Parliament elections at… Read more

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Kremlin’s Disinformation Machine Recycles Soviet Narratives


Strong emotions are a much better driver of propaganda messages than calm reasoning and argumentation. Some words… Read more

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How the Kremlin Exploits a Crisis


Whenever there is a polarizing incident in the Western world, the Kremlin-controlled media, and their proxies and… Read more

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The EU’s Action Plan Against Disinformation: Good First Step, Now We Need a Follow-Up


Today, the European Union presented its long-awaited Action Plan against disinformation. That’s good news. After several years of… Read more

Biography

Jakub Kalenský joined the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center in Autumn 2018 as a non-resident senior fellow focusing on disinformation. In this capacity, Jakub is focusing on raising the awareness about pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign via producing articles and reports on this topic, including for the DisinfoPortal; giving interviews and public speeches; as well as via briefing governments and journalists in Europe. He also works with the Ukrainian Election Task Force as disinformation lead. Between 2015 and 2018, Jakub worked for the European Union’s (EU’s) East StratCom Task Force as the team lead for countering disinformation. There, Jakub was responsible for the EUvsDisinfo campaign and its flagship product, the weekly #DisinfoReview. This work also included briefings and trainings of journalists and civil servants, as well as numerous background briefings for the media. Before that, Jakub worked as a political correspondent in numerous print, online and television newsrooms in the Czech Republic. He was awarded for his work in 2011 with a prize for promising junior journalists. Jakub has a degree in Philosophy and Russian language and literature.

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