Disinformation trends and narratives in the Western Balkan region – Periodical report on media monitoring January –June 2022

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Monitoring and mapping the flow of media content between countries in the Western Balkan region is essential to understanding how disinformation originating from external factors spreads so freely across country borders.

In order to identify trends in media reporting, as well as key disinformation trends related to malign influences in the WB countries, monitoring of the domestic media of North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia-Herzegovina was carried out within this report in the period from January 2022 to June 2022.
To determine the main disinformation trends, we analyzed more than 1000 disinformation articles, some of them containing misinformation related to foreign influences in the countries and some were subject to fact-checking and analytical articles from fact-checking services in WB countries.