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Sensational headlines breed hate speech

Hristina Stojanovska

22.11.22

Regardless of whether they post from their personal or fake profiles on social media, Macedonians, it seems, are very "eloquent" when it comes to spreading hate...

The fall of Slovak pro-Kremlin disinformation media

Michaela Ružičková

02.09.22

The blocking of Slovak disinformation websites by the National Security Authority was an unprecedented step against pro-Russian websites spreading disinformation, conspiracies, propaganda, and toxic narratives. Unfortunately, it was also criticized for alleged...

The trivialization of hate speech in Macedonia

Sead Dzigal

12.08.22

The non-sanctioning of this type of speech leads to repetition, dissemination and abuse of these anomalies as a kind of "normalized" manner of political struggle against individuals and groups with different...

Hate speech doesn’t stop after Pride month

Elena Gagovska

20.07.22

All this brings us to the question: can LGBT people feel safe and protected by the state authorities in...

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

Elena Gagovska

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...