COVID-19 – Disinformation
On this edition of the program, host Carol Castiel talks with Jason Blazakis, Director of the Center on Extremism and Counterterrorism at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, about how white supremacist and other extremist groups and authoritarian regimes, like Russia, are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to spread disinformation, creating challenges for law enforcement, local governments and minority communities as they grapple with COVID-19.
Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
About Press Conference USA
Carol Castiel hosts this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
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About Your Host
Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Press Conference USA but Encounter as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.
Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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