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The War in Ukraine, Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech

Mirce Adamcevski

09.06.22

From now on, there may be talk of the disappearance of freedom of speech, but hate speech never...

The horror of propaganda or when the dead rise

Goran Rizaov

18.04.22

Misinformation about the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has led to such divisions of the people in Macedonia, especially those who are getting information mainly from the social media, that there is actually an online debate about whether there really is a war...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine uncovers the fragility of society in B&H

Emir Zulejhić

Dalio Sijah

14.04.22

For some politicians, some media outlets, and a part of the public, the war in Ukraine is perceived as an act of aggression that should be condemned and stopped, while some call this conflict a "special military operation", in accordance with the official Russian...

Disinformation in Albania Is an Internal Affair

Barbara Halla

06.04.22

Regardless of flavour and aim, disinformation proliferates across the Albanian media sphere, traditionally broadcast or online. Often it caters to people’s biases and needs, derived from sources they have come to trust. Better media sources, with fact-checked and...

Disinformation in Montenegro: Propaganda and a hunt for higher earnings

Tamara Cupać

30.03.22

The media should not use someone else's torment to get a few more clicks or "shares". Journalists should be especially careful that they put facts and information in the right context when...

The missed opportunity of media to shed light on gender-based violence

25.11.21

Elena Gagovska The fact that the case (“Public Room”) remained unresolved almost two years after it was discovered activates the public because the illusion that the authorities are working on the case is shattered. Gender-based violence is one of the several forms...

“Rakija, garlic and lemon”: How fake news endangered human lives in Albania

Nertila Maho

09.07.21

Nertila Maho The real problem were the unscientific and unfounded claims that began to circulate during the first months of the pandemic, on most of the websites. You could easily find “news” about how COVID-19 could be treated at home with raki (a typical Albanian...

Who lied and how about Covid-19 in Serbia?

07.07.21

Ivan Subotić At one point one could read in the media that Tylol hot (powder with paracetamol used to treat colds) in combination with rakia, is effective treatment against Covid 19, although the combination of alcohol and paracetamol can be quite dangerous. Which of...

The virus may be slowing, but fake news is still rampant

Violeta Zefi

30.06.21

Violeta Zefi Focusing on overcoming the virus, we undermined how the pandemic times affected our mental health. Struggling to discern truth from “clickbait” is taking its toll on everyone. Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in China, one of the direct consequences has...

Professional liars in pandemic times

25.06.21

Vuk Vučetić All conspiracy theories have very simple premises on which they rest. At the core of any conspiracy theory is the division of the world into good and evil. It is difficult to refute them because anyone who tries to do so is considered an accomplice to the...