Speaker BIO

Anneli Ahonen has a long experience in developing democratic responses to disinformation on aninternational level. She has followed closely Russia’s propaganda around the invasion of Ukraine. She works as Research Associate for Cardiff University's Security, Crime and Intelligence Innovation Institute, and most recently published a report on cyber-enabled influence campaign “Ghostwriter”and the responses to it. As Head of East Stratcom Task Force at the European External Action Service, sheled the team’s work in strategic communications in the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU'sresponse to Russia's disinformation, including running the EUvsDisinfo campaign.Earlier she worked as a journalist for ten years, out of which 2009-2016 in St. Petersburg for the biggest Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.