The focus of EPRIE 2018 was ‘Media in Times of Populism and Post-Truth Politics’. Central to this year’s topic was how journalism, social media, populism and post-truth politics are interwoven. A key question was what can an open-minded society do to overcome the challenges amid fake news and rising nationalism?
In the EPIE Journal 2018 participants have contributed thought-provoking articles to elaborate on this question. We ask how populism is benefitting from post-truth politics in the age of social media and explore what we can do to fight it. We look at the role of journalism and its obsession with "facts" as well as populism in Japan, Poland and China.