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Serbian Front Pages in 2023: Six Newspapers, Over 1,150 Manipulations

Original article (in Serbian) was published on 2/4/2024; Authors: Marija Vučić, Milica Ljubičić, Vesna Radojević Last year, Raskrikavanje recorded at least 1,154 instances of manipulation on the front pages of six daily newspapers: Informer, Srpski Telegraf, Alo, Večernje Novosti, Kurir, and Politika. These headlines were predominantly unfounded, biased, and manipulative. Due to the rising number of […]

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AI Disinformation Arrives in Southeast Europe: Are Fact-Checkers Ready?

By: Maida Salkanović Beneath the dark-framed glasses of Daniel Smith, a supposed British expert on Western Balkans affairs, lies the gaze of a man burdened with the complexities of Southeast Europe (SEE). Known for his firm stance on issues like Kosovo’s independence and advocating for the expulsion of the Russian ambassador in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Smith’s insights […]

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Balancing Act: Media, Disinformation, and Bias in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

By: Maida Salkanović The recent major escalation in the enduring conflict between Israel and Palestine, the most significant in decades, has led to an information surge on social media and news platforms. The large amount of disinformation and polarizing narratives complicate the task of making sense of the available information. On October 7, the Palestinian […]

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Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? SEE Journalists SLAPP-ed by Vexatious Lawsuits

By: Maida Salkanović When the Sarajevo-based citizens’ association Why Not received a lawsuit suing them for the content of one of their articles, it caused confusion down the ranks. The amount of damages requested was absurd – 750,000 Euros, and the claims seemed nonsensical to them. The lawsuit was filed by a local company that […]