The Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans (ADN-Balkans)  serves as the basis of a cooperation between civil society organizations, media outlets, educational institutions and all other relevant stakeholders with a goal of forming a wide front on countering disinformation through affirmation of the highest standards of fact-checking and all other ethical principles of professional journalism, as well as promoting media literacy and critical thinking.

Its members  adhere to the Declaration that re-affirms the freedom of expression in its various forms, stressing that the situation in the Balkans requires an added focus on countering the problem of disinformation at regional level, especially cross-border disinformation, as well as empowerment of citizens through education and putting their actual needs as priority in the work of the media.

ADN-Balkans developed gradually through bilateral and multilateral cooperation of its founding members which had intensified since 2018 in response to increasing level of disinformation in the region.

The network is open for cooperation and expansion with all entities working in the region that adhere to the principles enshrined in its founding declaration.

ADN-Balkans founders and members