SEE Check is the network of 6 organizations from 5 countries in South-Eastern Europe that work on the promotion of media accountability, improving media literacy and fighting misinformation and disinformation.
SEE Check are:
Fake News Tragač
(published by Novi Sad School of Journalism – Serbia)
(published by Faktograf – the Association for the Informed Public – Croatia)
(published by Crime and Corruption Reporting Network – KRIK – Serbia)
(published by CA Why not – BiH)
(published by Center for Democratic Transition – Montenegro)
(published by Ostro.si – Slovenia)
These newsrooms are dedicated to fact-checking and debunking misinformation and disinformation, focusing predominantly on the content circulating in the online sphere. We debunk false claims and manipulative media and social media content on a daily basis, some of us cooperating with social media platforms like Facebook in the process.
Since 2020, we work together:
- to fight the effects of mis/disinformation through debunking disinformation and raising public awareness on disinformation sources and effects
- to increase resilience to dis/misinformation in the SEE region through improving media literacy of the public and different stakeholders
- to advocate for improvement of the media ecosystem and strengthening of journalism professional standards in the public interest
- to strengthen capacities of SEE Check members by sharing experiences and knowledge
What do we plan to do?
The work of the regional network and its members is aimed at sustaining and improving current work, as well as developing new models, practices and innovative approaches:
- to expand on our day-to-day debunking work in order to cover most of the significant disinformation and constantly track media outlets
- to develop sustainable cooperation on debunking regional disinformative narratives
- to develop a regional English language platform for publishing the most interesting and significant country-based or regional articles
- To develop the capacity to focus our debunking and research on specific topics, such as: disinformation and media hate-speech targeting vulnerable groups like migrants, LGBTIQ population, ethnic minorities, women and similar; foreign malign influence on the media landscape; the connections of media and politics; radicalization of the public through disinformative narratives, etc.
- to improve and enable research capacities in the region for regular local and regional comparative analysis of disinformation and media
- to improve the capacity for impact on the policy development in the fields of countering disinformation, media trustworthiness and media literacy
- to develop a regional media literacy approach and to share experiences and techniques existing in the region
- To develop our presence and impact on the national, regional, European and global levels..