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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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Unmasking COVID-19 disinformation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, member centers of See Check, a regional network of fact-checking organizations in Southeastern Europe, have witnessed how the dissemination of false and doctored information on social media platforms and online media can harm the public’s ability to form viable decisions about health issues and lower professional standards in journalism. Social Media […]

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Due to the energy crisis, the EU wants to increase biogas production, and our plants are generating losses

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 25/11/2022 Most Croatian biowaste ends up in landfills, and owners of biogas plants warn of the consequences of inflation and the energy crisis in their sector. While the European Union, as a result of the energy crisis triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, is making efforts to […]

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The climate crisis is killing workers

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 02/12/2022 The climate crisis is a social crisis – this was said at the presentation of the first Croatian study on adapting workplaces to rising temperatures. SSSH and FES co-financed the study “Climate and work” as a basis for negotiations on the future of work. The climate crisis […]

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A video containing disinformation about Nikola Tesla’s inventions is spreading

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 29/11/2022 A video shared on Facebook falsely claims that Nikola Tesla discovered the secret of free energy, but the big powers have covered up his discovery. “Here in this video you will see why this is so and who is responsible for the hell on Earth in which […]

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The police and DORH did not inform journalists that they were targeted by an alleged terrorist

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 23/11/2022 A man arrested in Sibenik is accused of planning a terrorist attack on many people, including the editor-in-chief of Faktograf. This week, 53-year-old Drazen Kostan from Sibenik was charged with planning terrorist attacks. The police and the state attorney’s office believe Kostan planned attacks on many people: […]

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Manipulations of Srbija Danas: While prices are jumping high in Croatia, Serbia is a land of milk and honey because we have Vucic

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 14/11/2022 The consequences of the global economic crisis, fueled by the war, are also felt in Serbia – compared to October last year, according to the data of the statistical office, prices in the country are 15 percent higher. First of all, food and energy prices are rising, […]

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The European Fact-Checking Standards Network is presented in Brussels

The European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN) presented its Governance Body and newly-written Code of professional standards at a public event in Brussels on November 16 attended by representatives of EU institutions, digital media platforms, and civil society. Over the past year, the EFCSN project has brought together nearly 50 fact-checking organizations from across Europe to […]

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Can Trumpism survive after the midterms?

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 10/11/2022 It is too early to say whether Donald Trump has been written off, but his position in the Republican Party is quite shaken after this election. If the American election is a boring topic for you or you need more time, just read the introductory summary. However, […]

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It is not true that not a single institution in Croatia is responsible for gender determination

Original article (in Croatian) was published on 09/11/2022 The opinion on gender change or living with a different gender identity is the responsibility of the National Health Council at the Ministry of Health. Danijel Grgicin, a biophysicist who frequently posts misinformation on his Facebook profile (1, 2, 3), is once again spreading misleading and manipulative […]