During fellowship in the U.S., Vice-Minister of Culture will focus on ways to defeat disinformation and public information policies


2021 10 25


The Vice-Minister of Culture Vygintas Gasparavičius has gone to do fellowship at the University of Washington (USA). Fifteen representatives from countries of Europe and Asia have been invited, and Gasparavičius is the only representative of Lithuania.

Named after Hubert H. Humphrey, who was the Vice-President of the USA in 1965–1969, the fellowship is a part of the Fulbright Programme and examines topics that cover disinformation, fake news, conspiracy theories, political rhetoric, trust in journalism etc.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programme aims to gather leaders and professionals of their fields who would exchange experience on the importance of digital as well as media and information literacy in the 21st century. It also seeks to create sustainable relations between the fellows, encourage discussions, and seek innovative solutions to problems in the context of global challenges.

The fellows will meet with public policy makers and representatives of the state and non-governmental sectors as well as the media who will share good practices in digital and media literacy, fact-based communication and similar areas.

The fellowship of the Vice-Minister of Culture will continue until 9 November. Vygintas Gasparavičius was invited to participate in it by the U.S. Department of State.