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Photos from 2016 misrepresented as “faking” of Ukrainian victims

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 09/01/2023 Photos of combat training for providing first aid and caring for the wounded, taken in Ukraine in 2016, are being shared on social networks as “proof” that this country is faking the victims of the Russian invasion.     On November 20, a collage of four photos was posted […]

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Towers and routers are not weapons for targeted radiation of citizens

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 13/01/2023 Posts spreading on social media claim that cell phone towers, routers and other devices serve as weapon systems through which the US government targets citizens with radiation. On December 10, 2022, ISTINA Telegram account published a video which features a voice of an unidentified male person speaking […]

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Andrew Tate was not found because of pizza boxes and Greta Thunberg

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 12/01/2023 In reporting on Andrew Tate’s arrest, several local media reported that police had located him because of the writing on the pizza boxes. On December 30, 2022, the web portal Index published an article with the following title: Police found Tate thanks to Greta Thunberg and a […]

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Allegations of the Russian Ministry about 600 killed Ukrainians were presented as facts

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 16/01/2023 Several media reported that 600 members of the Ukrainian army were killed at the beginning of the year, stating that the source is the Russian Ministry of Defense, but without any indication that these are unconfirmed allegations that the Ukrainian side disputes. On January 8, 2023, the […]

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What did the children from Pancevo chant at the game in Sarajevo?

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 17/01/2023 The claim that children from Serbia sang “Who says that, who lies that Serbia is small” at a sports tournament held in Sarajevo became viral on social networks, but it is not true. On January 15, 2023, the Facebook profile of Alickovic Nihad posted a status claiming […]

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Recommendations of civil society for tackling information disorder in the Balkans

Information disorder is a joint term covering disinformation and other types of manipulation that may have a harmful effect.  Representatives of Western Balkans 6 civil society have discussed this problem within the Civil society forum which follows the Berlin process, organized by Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft and Aspen Institute Germany.  Several members of the SEE Check network participated […]

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Escobar did not herald the independence of Republika Srpska

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 09/12/2022 The U.S. Special Envoy for the Western Balkans, Gabriel Escobar, was a guest of the Atlantic Council and discussed the situation in the region, the Open Balkans initiative, the war in Ukraine, and cooperation with Europe… In addition to almost an hour of conversation with the host […]

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Ukrainian officials have never claimed that Russian soldiers in Makiivka were killed by a mine

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 06/12/2022 Videos from the battlefield in the Ukrainian village of Makiivka have captured the world’s attention, and Russian officials are accusing the Ukrainians of war crimes. Domestic media, however, incorrectly state that the Ukrainian side defends itself against the accusations by claiming that the soldiers in the footage […]

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The swastikas on the Christmas tree in Latvia have nothing to do with Nazism

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 05/12/2022 The “fiery cross”, the Latvian version of the swastika, was part of the folklore of the people of Latvia for centuries before the swastika became a symbol of Nazi Germany. Its depiction on Christmas ornaments in this country has nothing to do with Nazism. A collage of […]

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The New York Times has not confirmed that Ukraine committed a war crime in Makiivka

Original article (in Bosnian) was published on 09/12/2022 Regional media claim that The New York Times published an analysis confirming that Ukrainians committed a war crime in the village of Makiivka. This, however, is not true. Videos from the battlefield in the Ukrainian village of Makiivka caused numerous reactions. While the world media was engaged […]