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Increasing Transparency and Compliance as a Means to Increase Trust in Parties

Omer Ajdini

Marija Miteva

Fitim Lloga

Kasijana Jovanovska

27.04.22

Political parties in North Macedonia continuously rank at the bottom of citizens’ trust in institutions and...

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...

Serbia’s Media Caught Between Putinophilia and the New World Reality

Dinko Gruhonjić

01.04.22

It is difficult to shake the impression that this cult is on a much higher level than the cult of personality of Aleksandar Vucic...

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...

How personal is personal data in Albania

Jona Koprencka

28.03.22

There is no more room for imagination or assumption, now we know the salaries of our neighbor, friend, cousin, a former colleague who now works elsewhere and is complaining about his/her salary, we also know the salary of the boss and the...

The EU should open its doors to the Balkans as soon as possible

Sabin Selimi

23.03.22

The EU’s most potent foreign policy instrument—the normative pull of membership—has been the best tool in the past....

As war rages in Ukraine, Albanians fight for economic survival

Alice Taylor

18.03.22

While the war in Ukraine continues to rage, for thousands of Albanians it is a continual battle to feed their families and pay their bills. Their protests don’t come from a place of non-compassion, but rather a primal urge to...

The “nuclear” message from Russia to the rest of the world

Alfred Marleku

16.03.22

John Mearsheimer, a professor at the University of Chicago, in a 1993 article in Foreign Affairs journal, argued that giving up nuclear weapons was "unwise" and that "a nuclear Ukraine is necessary to maintain peace between Ukraine and...