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Krapovic Neither Invited NATO Occupation of the Region Nor Announced Media Crackdown

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 15/3/2024; Author: Darvin Murić Defense Minister Dragan Krapovic’s address at the Atlantic Alliance conference has sparked considerable debate, drawing reactions from opponents of Montenegro’s NATO membership and generating widespread disinformation. “UNBELIEVABLE – What Krapovic talked about at the NATO forum: Krapovic announces crackdown on the media and accuses Russia […]

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Addressing Media Claims: Čarapić Resides in Montenegro, Not the US

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 13/2/2024; Author: Darvin Murić Media outlets frequently engage in speculation about the personal lives of Montenegrin politicians. Recently, however, some media outlets have taken this a step further, with reports claiming that Vasilije Čarapić, a Member of Parliament for Europe Now, has relocated from Montenegro to the United States. […]

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Manipulating with Spajic’s statement: Prime Minister did not speak of “driving Russians away”

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 17/01/2024; Author: Darvin Murić The World Economic Forum in Davos serves as a disinformation magnet. However, these are usually related to geopolitics, “conspiracies against humanity,” and rarely relate to Montenegro. This time, however, Prime Minister Milojko Spajic’s participation in this forum has made him and Montenegro targets of disinformation. […]

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IN4S Misrepresents Blinken’s Stance on Ukraine

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 10/01/2024; Author: Marko Vukajlović Anthony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, held a press conference to address various topics, including Ukraine. He highlighted the significant financial support provided by the U.S., which amounts to $70 billion, alongside the European Union’s contribution of $110 billion. Blinken reinforced the message that […]

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Video Does Not Depict U.S. Warship Following Houthi Assault

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 16/1/2024; Author: Nina Đuranović The complexity of the situation in the Middle East has escalated due to U.S. military forces entering open conflict with Yemen’s Houthi rebel group. After issuing several weeks of warnings to the Houthis against attacking commercial vessels in the Red Sea, U.S. naval and air […]

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The Year in Disinformation: 2023 Through the Eyes of Fact Checkers

By: Maida Salkanović Elon Musk professing his love for Serbia, airport luggage auctioned for a mere Euro, and the circulation of supposedly miraculous cures were just some of the false claims shared all across Southeast Europe (SEE) in 2023. Fact-checkers were busy – in this review they offer their perspectives on the previous 12 months. […]

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Census Manipulations: Serbian language is already in official use in Montenegro 

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 05/12/2023; Author: Nina Đuranović The national census in Montenegro kicked off on Sunday, December 3. With its commencement, there has been a noticeable uptick in the spread of inaccurate and misleading information by various regional media outlets. Online portals such as Danas, Kurir.rs, Pink.rs, Nedeljnik, Srpska dijaspora, PostInfo, Hayat.ba, […]

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Serbian Nationalist Group Spreading Disinformation About Census in Montenegro

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 08/11/2023; Author: Marko Vukajlović The Population and Housing Census in Montenegro commenced on December 3, amidst political and some ethnic tensions. A Serbian nationalist Telegram group shared disinformation about census results in Niksic, a city in the west of the country. The nationalist group “Bunt (Rebellion) is a state […]

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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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The Claim About Russia Outranking the US in Military Strength Is Misleading

Original article (in Montenegrin) was published on 02/11/2023; Author: Marko Vukajlović Recent discussions among military enthusiasts have revolved around a study ranking the world’s most powerful armies. For those with an affinity for Russia’s military prowess, the findings bring positive news – Russia has surpassed the USA! Regional media are reporting the following headline: Americans acknowledge: […]