In this short video, Dr. Anna Szilágyi talks to us about frames, mental structures that get activated by words.
This guide was developed by Dr. Anna Szilágyi for the Get The Trolls Out! project. It is meant to be a guide for journalists and media workers, but anyone interested in propaganda, media, and language can benefit from reading it.
The guide will introduce you to 10 linguistic tools that are commonly used in propagandistic and manipulative political and media discourses and offers practical skills that journalists can utilize in their daily work. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and download the handbook as a pdf file.
You can find out more about Anna's work here, or read her Linguistic Self-Defence Guide Against Antisemitism.
Our partner in Hungary, Centre for Independent Journalism, held a workshop in Hungary for 20 journalists. The workshop was titled "Deception, misinformation and the impact – use of journalistic language” and focussed on the topic of manipulative language. Specifically, the workshop covered the Hungarian media and political landscape, which is heavily influenced by emotive and manipulative language. It has come to a point where now even the independent press is taking over the language used by Orbán and his government.