In a society divided over the vaccine, legal disinformation are sowing fear of fascism

Bojana Guberac


Bojana Guberac If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that in Croatia there has never been a stronger distrust in the system and, what is even worse, in the profession. We are used to have the politicians lie to us or, as it is popular in Croatia lately to say,...

Fighting fake news is a “to be or not to be” battle!


Teofil Blazevski The fight against fake news and misinformation is much harder than all internationally undertaken and locally implemented or created measures and activities. It is a complex process in which neither media, institutionsor civil society organizations,...

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

Nertila Maho


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?


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...

How the Croatian government helped the spread of the “plandemic”


Ivor Fuka Clearly, whichever way we slice it, we will be fighting fake news, misinformation, and conspiracy theories for a long time to come. Have we already mentioned that politicians are some of the biggest propagators of misinformation? Well, now we have!...

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

Violeta Zefi


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


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...

Vaccine Nationalism Strikes Back

Sabin Selimi


Sabin Selimi Governments around the world tend to follow their own national interests instead of pursuing a more globally coordinated approach. Everyone around the world has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that has been wreaking havoc. Hundreds of...

At the Bottom of the Balkans: Kosovo’s Bumpy Road in Securing Vaccines

Arbër Fetahu


Arber Fetahu The pandemic marked its first anniversary a few weeks ago. Covid-19 exposed systemic problems in the health system of Kosovo and other institutional branches. While the high number of positive cases and deaths made the headlines, the government...

Political wrangling instead of vaccines

Vanja Stokić


Vanja Stokić Apart from a few isolated attempts, most people are not filing complaints to institutions and are not asking for accountability. They do not even accept the opportunities for inoculation they are offered, as rare as they may be. It’s as if they want...