Global trend of fighting fake news, or rather disinformation and misinformation, is joined by dynamic and enterprising projects in the Western Balkans, intended to inform, but also educate media audiences.
A steady stream of surveys, reports, and barometers continues to confirm what many experience on a daily basis: public trust in news media is on a notable decline worldwide. A number of organizations have launched efforts to restore citizen trust in news content.
IREX recently conducted a rigorous impact study to measure the long-term effects of its program testing a new approach to media literacy training in Ukraine since 2015. Here is the study...
The mission of this initiative, launched in April 2018, is to restore trust in media & fight misinformation by building connections between the many, many anti-misinformation initiatives that continue to pop up, in order to make sure that none of their valuable work is duplicated, overheard, or lost.
The general objective of the project is to combat and prevent online hate speech against migrants and refugees by developing new and creative counter-narratives.
The crowdfunding campaign “Adopt a troll” (Adoptă un trol), launched by two civic activists, aims to encourage trolls to come out and tell about their employers as well as about how “troll factories” work in Moldova.
Get the Trolls Out is a campaign to combat discrimination and intolerance based on religious grounds in Europe.
The Media Diversity Institute Western Balkans has launched its new project #YouthAgainstHate in Serbia. The 4-month long project aims to increase resilience of young people in local Belgrade communities by equipping them with tools and opportunities to identify, expose and combat hate speech, including hate speech online.
The IPI reporting project Contending with “Fake News” explores the dynamic around the “fake news” debate in five EU countries and profiles five initiatives that have adopted innovative solutions to addressing disinformation and building trust in fact-based journalism.