Propaganda, false narratives, misinformation – the harmful effects of Kremlin influence in North Macedonia, Primer of media articles

For democracy to be sustainable and functional, it is necessary not only inclusive and active citizenship but also a well-informed public, which enables quality decision-making based on knowledge. In contrast, freedoms of expression and the media are threatened by a wave of disinformation that is part of populist authoritarian propaganda from domestic and foreign sources.

The “ Anti-Disinformation Hub: Exposing Malign Influences through Watchdog Journalism” project aims to expose the main propaganda claims that deny the existence of harmful foreign influences in the Republic of North Macedonia aimed at undermining democracy. It is part of the ongoing efforts of the Metamorphosis Foundation and a network of media, investigative journalists, and analysts to document the situation and unmask the disinformation by providing evidence of the factual situation. The Primer “Propaganda, false narratives, disinformation – the harmful effects of the Kremlin influence in N. Macedonia” is a selection of created public records based on a transparent methodological approach for fact-checking that refutes the central principles of anti-democratic and populist propaganda.

Recommendations For Joint Action For Building Societal Resilience Towards Malign Influences Of Disinformation

As a result of the research process and the data analysis within the activities in the fight against disinformation, supplemented through the process of open consultations between the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (SEMM), the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, the Independent Trade Union of Journalists and […]

Visualization: Can we recognize digital addiction?

Remember: Excessive use of smartphones can negatively influence your life. Excessive social media use can lead to increased isolation, anxiety, less physical activity, depression, etc. Internet addiction can make it difficult to differentiate between reality and the virtual world, so use it with care. This visualization is available in English, Macedonian, Albanian, Serbian and Montenegrin […]

Disinformation trends Western Balkans

This report is based on a continuous monitoring process of domestic media in North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and BosniaHerzegovina conducted within the framework of the regional project Western Balkans Anti-Disinformation Hub: Exposing Malign Influences through Watchdog Journalism. It presents an overview of disinformation trends and narratives, their distribution between countries, and their sources […]