Filip Nerad

Head of foreign news desk and European affairs analyst, Czech Radio

Filip Nerad is head of foreign news desk and European affairs analyst at Czech Radio. A former historian, he started his journalistic career at the Czech News Agency, where he spent 10 years and went through foreign and home news desks covering high-level events such as NATO summits, Czech EU presidency 2009 or Euromaidan. He served four years as correspondent in Germany. Since 2015, he has been working at Czech Radio, first as correspondent in Brussels and Benelux and later as European affairs analyst and Head of foreign news desk. In this role, he manages and coordinates coverage of war in Ukraine at the broadcaster. He is also editor and co-host of Bruselské chlebíčky (Brussels sandwiches) a weekly podcast on EU topics and finally yet importantly he is renowned Czech beer journalist, among other things author of the book Pivní království Belgie (The Bier Kingdom of Belgium), which was translated into English too.

All Sessions by Filip Nerad

14:55 - 15:35
Track 3

War reporting in the 21st century

February last year Russia attacked Ukraine changing the lives of many in just one year. Probably for the first time we can follow the war in real time inside and outside the war rooms - Journalists, social media, satellite data and drones feed us the latest updates in a blink of an eye. The term 'Fog of War' is often used meaning truth must be established continuously with expertise and the right tools. So how do you find reliable sources? How do you identify fake news and propaganda? How do you navigate in this packed information space? Hear the answers from the seasoned experts.