Private track

Countering cross-border disinformation: Experiences of Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans

Tuesday, June 30

07:00 - 08:00 EDT / GMT-4

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Bardhyl Jashari | Metamorphosis Foundation
Filip Stojanovski |Metamorphosis Foundation
Klodiana Kapo | Faktoje.al
Thanos Sitistas | Ellinika Hoaxes
Milena Popovic | Istinomer.rs

How to deal with manipulations that mutate while spreading across borders?
The phenomenon of cross-border disinformation deserves special attention. These manipulations circulate between national political/media spheres, get adapted to fit the requirements of local propaganda, and often come back to the country of origin in more toxic form, inflaming hate speech and discrimination. Acknowledging that dealing with this issue requires an upgrade to their fact-checking practices, IFCN members from five Balkan countries joined forces with five other organizations promoting journalism and public accountability and formed the Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans, as a nucleus of a wide front for multi-stakeholder action against populist and extremist demagoguery.
Within the panel, each speaker would provide perspective of their own country based on the experiences of the organization, and share a concrete example of countering cross-border disinformation.

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