Jessikka Aro

Awarded Investigative Journalist

Speaker for Media, Design & Creativity at Gather 2018

Jessikka Aro - Gather 2018
Jessikka Aro is an awarded investigative reporter with Finnish Broadcasting Company's social media project Yle Kioski. Aro specializes in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 she became the target of serious and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign after reporting about pro-Kremlin social media trolls. Currently Aro writes an investigative book about Kremlin's information warfare and trains reporters and general public to recognize and counter online disinformation. Aro is also lobbying for better legislation to counter hybrid threats and protect citizens from state-sponsored online security threats.

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Media, Design & Creativity

In one of five Themes, Gather 2018 will explore the how the concept of media and "the truth" is more in flux than ever, and pose the question:

How are we equipped to deal with media and “the truth”?

Media, Design & Creativity - Gather 2018

What is Gather?

Gather is both a conference and music festival where you will meet your new best friend, dance with your future love, and innovate with your next business partner.

Gather 2018 takes place in Stockholm, September 13–15 and will include 50+ speakers, performances from all around the world, music at several venues and Innovation labs solving actual business challenges.

Think Different


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Conference September 13–14
Music Festival September 13–15
Gather Labs September 13–15

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