It Is Not True that Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) was еxactly Pro-Russian

Social network posts claim the alleged closeness of Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) with Russia. Although Kuchma tried to sustain normal relations with Russia, his foreign policy was far from being pro-Russian, especially...

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Russian Disinformation Raising Foggy Anti-Western Sentiment in North Macedonia

Up until now, numerous disinformation narratives flooded our country through foreign channels to turn public opinion in favor of Russia, and detrimental to Ukraine...

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“Donbas. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” – a Documentary in the Tradition of Kremlin’s Best Propaganda

The Russian Embassy in North Macedonia recently shared the documentary Donbas. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (2021) on Facebook. The documentary uses a common manipulation technique –  presenting the historical sequence of events in a way that confuses the audience as to who “started” the conflict. The film...

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Malicious meddling in Kosovo’s media sphere

This article by Ardit Kika was originally produced for and published by Kosovo 2.0 as part of Western Balkans Anti-Disinformation Hub project. It has...

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DISINFORMATION TRENDS AND NARRATIVES IN THE WESTERN BALKAN REGION MEDIA MONITORING REPORT FOR THE PERIOD OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2023

During the last quarter of 2023, various external actors continued to target the societies of Western Balkans with disinformation and related manipulation tactics, through...

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It Is Not True that Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) was еxactly Pro-Russian

Social network posts claim the alleged closeness of Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) with Russia. Although Kuchma tried to sustain normal relations with Russia, his foreign policy...

“Donbas. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” – a Documentary in the Tradition of Kremlin’s Best Propaganda

The Russian Embassy in North Macedonia recently shared the documentary Donbas. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (2021) on Facebook. The documentary uses a common manipulation technique –  presenting the historical sequence of events in a way that confuses the audience as to who “started” the conflict. The film...

24 February 2022 Started Russian Invasion of Ukraine; Not “Ukrainian Nazi Cleansing”

The lie and propaganda platitude of Russian President Vladimir Putin was presented to justify the military invasion in Ukraine that he initiated on 24...

Russian Agents Cloaked in Mantles of the Macedonian Orthodox Church

Even before Vasian Zmeev, Russian agents in North Macedonia were carrying out hostile activities related to religion, but through Greece. Russia tries to exercise...

Disinformation Is Not a Problem Only for the Media; It Is Also a Security Problem

The work of professional media is to verify the facts and information it reports. We are witnessing photographs and news shared only to incite...

Disinformation Undermines the Foundation of Democracy – Fact-Checking is the Key

The Ambassador of the EU, David Geer, emphasized that fact-checkers must work independently and without political pressure. He referred to the fact that elections...

(INTERVIEW) Nikolovski: Russian Church Players in MOC-OA Imposed Fake Public Topics

The more believers praise the Russian Church, the greater its influence. Hypothetically, if the Russian Church is “saving our Church”, why wouldn’t the Russian...

Russian Disinformation Raising Foggy Anti-Western Sentiment in North Macedonia

Up until now, numerous disinformation narratives flooded our country through foreign channels to turn public opinion in favor of Russia, and detrimental to Ukraine...

Saharan dust is a natural phenomenon, not a deliberate poising from the air

Saharan dust is a natural phenomenon and appears when a cyclone or a whipping-movement raises sand into the upper layer of the atmosphere. This...

Analysis of the News: “RUSSIA AND NATO ARE NOW IN DIRECT CONFLICT: The Kremlin announced on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the...

As part of the program Regional Initiative for combating disinformation “Western Balkans Combatting disinformation Center: Exposing malicious influences through fact-checking and Analytical Journalism“, we...

International Fact-Checking Day marked with regional Conference – Defending Democracy in the Balkans: Safeguarding Information Integrity in the Digital Era

Photo: Vancho Dzambaski (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fosim/albums/72177720315932339/page5) On April 2, International Fact-Checking Day, the Metamorphosis Foundation and the Anti-Disinformation for the Balkans organized a Regional Conference on the...

Analysis of the News: “President Vučić: The West, worried about the progress of the Russian army, is putting pressure on Serbia”

As part of the program Regional Initiative for combating disinformation “Western Balkans Combatting disinformation Center: Exposing malicious influences through fact-checking and Analytical Journalism“, we...