PARTNERS AND RELEVANT SOURCES 

In this section, we publish articles, reports, and analyses from joint projects with our peer-organizations. We also publish articles overtaken from other relevant sources, related to the topics of interest and research on global level, regional level, and in North Macedonia. Additionally, news from credible media outlets are being re-published.

Read more about Debunk.eu 🠊

Debunk EU is a technology based Lithuanian CSO, that detects and monitors disinformation online. After acquiring funding from Google DNI and DELFI, the largest online news organization in the Baltics, the team started tackling the disinformation problem head-on by: (1) monitoring 1,500 domains and 30,000 articles a day; (2) using AI to spot disinformation within two minutes from publication; (3) providing journalists, think thanks, fact-checkers and academia insights about potentially harmful content online and automating at least 50% of manually performed tasks; (4) uniting major media outlets in Lithuania on one platform and enabling them to boost media literacy of the country’s citizens. Currently, the Debunk EU’s main focus is disinformation detection in social media and news media websites and monitoring online political campaigns during elections to detect disinformation or other countries’ influence. 

During the recent years, disinformation has become an omnipresent issue across Europe, publicly acknowledged by a number of governments and other bodies, including the European Commission. Hereby, to strengthen the efforts in the fight against it, two organizations – F2N2 and Debunk EU – decided to merge their expertise and knowledge about the issue to increase the efficiency of one another’s work by forming a strategic partnership. Debunk EU will support F2N2 by automating most of their manually performed tasks and in exchange will get analytical insights about context of the issues in North Macedonia and the Balkans. We expect this project to become a leading example of cross-border cooperation and to scale its depth and geographic coverage in the future. 

NOTE: For more details on their work and latest articles and reports, please visit their web-page. 

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CREDIBLE MEDIA ABUSED FOR DISINFORMATION
by Debunk

Read more about SSECheck 🠊

Regional Network against Disinformation and Media Manipulation – SEE Check, is a group of citizens associations from Southeast Europe working on minimizing the impact of gobal and regional disinformation, through debunking, research, analyzing and publishing fact-based narratives. The organizations joined together to maximize their efforts through sharing of experience and information.

 

SEE Check Network is consisted of the following organizations:

Citizens Association MOST from North Macedonia (www.f2n2.mk),

Crime and Corruption Reporting Network – KRIK from Serbia (www.raskrikavanje.rs)

Center for Democratic Transition – CDT from Montenegro (www.raskrinkavanje.me) ,

Why Not from Bosnia and Hercegovin (www.rasrkinkavanje.ba),

Oštro  from Slovenia (https://www.ostro.si/),

Faktograf from Croatia  (https://faktograf.hr/) and

Tragać from Serbia (https://fakenews.rs/).

NOTE: For more details on their work and latest articles and reports, please visit the respective web-pages. 

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THE VIDEO FROM POLAND DOES NOT SHOW THE LATEST PROTEST AGAINST VACCINES, IT WAS MADE THREE YEARS AGO
by SEECheck
HOW THE PHOTOS FROM MOVIES ARE USED FOR DISINFORMATION!
by SEECheck
WHY THE THEORIES RELATED WITH THE 5G AND CORONAVIRUS ARE MEANINGLESS?
by SEECheck
THE NEW CORONAVIRUS WAS PREDICTED IN A BESTSELLER AND IN THE DOCUMENTS OF THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT? - NOT TRUE
by SEECheck
FAKE NEWS ABOUT THE HEALTH SITUATION OF DJUKANOVIC
by SEECheck
NEITHER CHEWING GINGER, NOR DRINKING HOT TURMERIC BREW, CAN PROTECT YOU FROM THE CORONAVIRUS
by SEECheck
CHINA HAS NOT DECLARED END OF THE EPIDEMIC
by SEECheck
CHURCH BELLS DO NOT AFFECT THE CORONAVIRUS
by SEECheck
THE EU MEMBERS HAVE NOT BANNED THE FLIGHT OF THE RUSSIAN HUMANITARIAN PLANE
by SEECheck
FAKE ADVISES ON CORONAVIRUS FROM UNICEF
by SEECheck
MADE-UP AMERICAN INVASION ON EUROPE DURING THE PANDEMIC DISEASE
by SEECheck
It is not true that Putin has stated the citizens have options of 15 days isolation or 5 years of prison.
by SEECheck

Read more about European Values 🠊

 European Values Center for Security Policy is a Czech non-governmentalnon-partisan institute that helps defending Europe especially from the malign influences of RussiaChinaand Islamic extremists. Following the Kremlin Watch Briefing (LINK), they started to publish the monthly newsletter Balkans Watch Briefing, which is aimed at summarizing the latest policy developments and non-governmental activities in the area of monitoring, exposing and countering hostile foreign influence in the Western Balkans. The following organizations contribute articles for the newsletter: MOST (www.f2n2.mk), Center for Democratic Transition (www.raskrinkavanje.me) and Why Not (www.raskrinkavanje.ba). 

NOTEFor more details on their work and latest articles and reports, please visit the respective web-pages. 

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APRIL ISSUE OF THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER BALKANS WATCH BRIEFING
by EuropeanValues
PRESS RELEASE: EXPERTS SAY CHINESE GOVERNMENT COVID-19 COVER-UP IS A CHERNOBYL MOMENT
by EuropeanValues
MARCH ISSUE OF THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER BALKANS WATCH BRIEFING
by EuropeanValues
F2N2 CONTRIBUTION TO THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER BALKANS WATCH BRIEFING 02/2020
by EuropeanValues

RELEVANT SOURCES AND ARTICLES

TITLE
SOURCE
ARGENTINA DOES NOT PLAN TO LIFT TRAVEL BAN BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, SAYS INDUSTRY GROUP
by Reuters
CORONAVIRUS: FRANCE TO REOPEN CAFES, BARS AND RESTAURANTS
by BBC
CORONAVIRUS: CYPRUS TO PAY HOLIDAY COSTS OF INFECTED TOURISTS
by BBC
UK HEALTH MINISTER HINTS AT REVIEW OF LOCKDOWN FINES
by Reuters
GERMANY EXTENDS CORONAVIRUS SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES TO JUNE 29
by Reuters
GREECE REOPENS CAFES, RESTAURANTS AS SUMMER SEASON NEARS
by Reuters
WHO WARNS OF ‘SECOND PEAK’ IN AREAS WHERE COVID-19 DECLINING
by Reuters
CORONAVIRUS ‘COVER-UP’ IS CHINA’S CHERNOBYL: WHITE HOUSE ADVISER
by Reuters
RUSSIA REPORTS 153 CORONAVIRUS DEATHS, HIGHEST DAILY TOLL YET
by Reuters
MONKEYS INFECTED WITH COVID-19 DEVELOP IMMUNITY IN STUDIES, A POSITIVE SIGN FOR VACCINES
by Reuters
SWEDEN TOPS EUROPE COVID-19 DEATHS PER CAPITA OVER LAST SEVEN DAYS
by Reuters
ONTARIO SCHOOLS TO REMAIN SHUT THROUGH CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR: PREMIER
by Reuters
UKRAINE TO STORE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR WASTE
by Stop Fake
SECRET LABS AND GEORGE SOROS: COVID-19 DISINFORMATION IN THE EU EASTERN PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES
by EUvsDisinfo
EU’S BRETON TELLS FACEBOOK’S ZUCKERBERG THE FAKE NEWS BUCK STOPS WITH HIM
by Reuters
“RISKS AND VULNERABILITIES IN THE WESTERN BALKANS” – STRATCOM REPORT
by Stratcomcoe.org
OIL PRICES JUMP AS DEMAND SHOWS SIGNS OF PICKING UP
by Reuters.com
WE WILL HAVE SUMMER TOURIST SEASON, PROMISES EU
by BBC
CORONAVIRUS: PARIS RESTRICTIONS TO STAY AS FRANCE REOPENS
by BBC
ANGELA MERKEL SAYS SHE IS 'PAINED' BY RUSSIAN HACKING
by BBC
FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND: GOVERNMENT ‘OPENS DOOR FOR SAFE RETURN IN JUNE'
by BBC
IN THE SHADOW OF REVISED HISTORY
by EUvsDisinfo
MOSCOW’S HAND SHOWS SIGNS OF SHAKINESS
by EUvsDisinfo
A HACKER, WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE HACKED THE SPP BOT SYSTEM, EXPLAINS HOW THEY "OPERATE"
by n1info
TWITTER LAUNCHES LABELS, WARNINGS ON MISLEADING COVID-19 INFORMATION
by Reuters
EU SHOULD BEEF UP FAKE NEWS PLEDGE INVOLVING GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER: STUDY
by Reuters
STEINMEIER WARNS OF NEW NATIONALISM
by Deutsche Welle
PUTIN’S “GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR” IN QUARANTINE
by MythDetector
WORLD WAR TWO – DISINFORMATION AND TRUTH
by FastCheck
75 YEARS SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II: LESSONS FROM THE PAST
by Deutsche Welle
DUTCH TO BEGIN EASING LOCKDOWN MEASURES NEXT WEEK, GOVERNMENT SAYS
by Reuters
CORONAVIRUS: GERMANY’S BUNDESLIGA TO RESUME THIS MONTH, SAYS ANGELA MERKEL
by BBC
UK OVERTAKES ITALY WITH EUROPE’S HIGHEST OFFICIAL CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL
by Reuters
TWITTER TESTS TELLING USERS THEIR TWEET REPLIES MAY BE OFFENSIVE
by Reuters
CANADIAN PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, EXCEPT MONTREAL, STARTS GRADUAL REOPENING
by Reuters
5G NETWORKS AND THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY
by US Department of State
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN RUSSIA RISE BY RECORD DAILY AMOUNT, MORTALITY RATE SLOWS
by Reuters
CORONAVIRUS: WORLD LEADERS PLEDGE BILLIONS FOR VACCINE FIGHT
by BBC
TEN US STATES BEGIN PARTIAL REOPENING
by BBC
CONSPIRACY THEORIST DAVID ICKE KICKED OFF FACEBOOK
by BBC
CORONAVIRUS WAS ‘NOT MANMADE OR GENETICALLY MODIFIED’: U.S. SPY AGENCY
by Reuters
CALIFORNIA TO CLOSE ALL BEACHES, STATE PARKS AMID CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS
by Reuters
CORONAVIRUS: RUSSIAN PM MISHUSTIN TESTS POSITIVE FOR VIRUS
by BBC
RUSSIA EXTENDS ENTRY BAN FOR FOREIGNERS
by BBC
ITALIAN HEALTH MINISTRY DEBUNKS ALCOHOL AS A WAY TO ‘BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM’
by Euronews
CORONAVIRUS: FRANCE MANDATES MASKS FOR SCHOOLS AND TRANSPORT
by BBC
MORE THAN TWO MILLION AUSTRALIANS DOWNLOD COVID-19 APP, TESTING EXPANDS
by Reuters
ARGENTINA BLOCKS COMMERCIAL FLIGHT SALES UNTIL SEPTEMBER IN CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
by Reuters
EMERGENCY ALERT: INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN INTENSIVE CARE, DOCTORS IN THE UK WARN
by Independent
FAKE STORIES WRONGLY CLAIM ELISA GRANATO, ONE OF THE UK’S FIRST COVID-19 VACCINE TRIAL PARTICIPANTS, HAS DIED
by BBC
EXCLUSIVE: CHINA SENT TEAM INCLUDING MEDICAL EXPERTS TO ADVISE ON NORTH KOREA’S KIM
by Reuters
TRUDEAU: WE ARE FAILING OUR GRANDPARENTS IN THE FIGHT WITH THE CORONAVIRUS
by Reuters
ITALY’S CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC BEGAN IN JANUARY,STUDY SHOWS
by Reuters
STATE REPORT: RUSSIAN, CHINESE AND IRANIAN DISINFORMATION NARRATIVES ECHO ONE ANOTHER
by Politico
JOURNALIST AT PROMINENT RUSSIAN BUSINESS NEWSPAPER COMPLAIN OF PRO-KREMLIN CENZORSHIP
by Reuters
FIRST PATIENTS INJECTED IN UK VACCINE TRIAL
by BBC
NATO HAS A NEW WEAK LINK FOR RUSSIA TO EXPLOIT
by Foreign Policy
GERMANY APPROVES TRIALS OF COVID-19 VACCINE ON VOLUNTEERS
by New York Times
SCIENTISTS IN THE UK TO BEGIN TESTING VACCINE ON HUMANS
by Euronews
CORONAVIRUS: GERMANY CANCELS THE OCTOBERFEST, FIRST TIME SINCE WWII
by Deutsche Welle
WHO WARNS LIFTING OF CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS MUST BE GRADUAL
by Reuters
'HIT BY A HURRICANE': 22M OUT OF WORK IN US AS CORONAVIRUS TAKES HEAVY ECONOMIC TOLL
by The Guardian
CORONAVIRUS: JAPAN DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY AT NATIONAL LEVEL
by BBC
U.S. SAYS CONCERNED BY THREAT OF CYBER-ATTACK AGAINST CZECH REPUBLIC HEALTHCARE
by reuters.com
ONE-THIRD OF PEOPLE HAVE SEEN MISLEADING INFO ON COVID-19 ON SOCIAL MEDIA: REPORT
by politico.eu
MORE THAN A THIRD OF G7 CITIZENS SEE VIRUS HIT TO INCOMES: POLL
by reuters.com
CORONAVIRUS DISINFORMATION: MOSCOW OVERPLAYS ITS HAND
by euvsdisinfo.eu
CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 HOW CHINA DECEIVED THE WHO
by atlantic.com
STOLTENBERG: DISINFORMATION SOWING DIVISIONS IN THE ALLIANCE AND EUROPE
by nato.int
HUTCHISON: NATO SETTING UP COUNTER-HYBRID SUPPORT TEAM IN NORTH MACEDONIA
by mia.mk
TRUMP INSTRUCTED HALT ON WHO FUNDING
by reuters.com
WHO CHIEF SAYS CONFIDENT U.S. FUNDING WILL CONTINUE IN COVID FIGHT
by reuters.com
FRANCE AND UK TO HOLD ON TO RESTRICTIVE MEASURES
by reuters.com
WHO: PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN
by reuters.com
A HIGH 64% OF THE BRITISH SUPPORT SAVING LIVES AT THE COST OF JOBS AND LIVELIHOOD
by independent.co.uk
WHO CHIEF: LIFTING LOCKDOWNS EARLY RISKS ‘DEADLY RESURGENCE’
by politico.eu
COVID-19: VICE-PRESIDENT JOUROVÁ DISCUSSES THE ISSUE OF DISINFORMATION WITH ONLINE PLATFORMS | EU COMMISSION PRESS
by pubaffairsbruxelles.eu
BEWARE OF BAD SAMARITANS
by foreignpolicy.com
CHINESE MEDIA: PRESS OR PROPAGANDISTS?
by Share America
FOUR RUSSIAN GOVERNORS QUIT – ‘NOTHING TO DO WITH CORONAVIRUS’?
by Polygraph
THE ITALIAN COMPANIES DENY THE ANTI-EU ACTIONS WITH THE FLAGS
by Atlatszo
SHARP INCREASE IN MOSCOW PNEUMONIA CASES FUELS FEARS OVER CORONAVIRUS STATISTICS
by Rojters
RUSSIA’S STRATEGIC INTERESTS AND TOOLS OF INFLUENCE IN THE WESTERN BALKANS - INSTRUMENTS OF RUSSIAN INFLUENCE
by Stratcom
RUSSIA’S STRATEGIC INTERESTS AND TOOLS OF INFLUENCE IN THE WESTERN BALKANS
by Stratcom
SPIES IN THE BALKANS: „STATES AND EMPIRES COME AND GO, BUT ESPIONAGE REMAINS“
by BBC Serbia
RUSSIAN INFLUENCE: THE OLIGARCHIZATION OF THE MEDIA MARKETS ON THE BALKANS
by F2N2 & nova.mk
RUSSIA’S ECONOMIC INFLUENCE IN THE BALKANS: TACKLING KREMLIN’S SHARP POWER
by F2N2 & nova.mk
FIGHT AGAINST FAKE NEWS: POLITICIANS RELY A LOT ON TECHNOLOGY GIANTS
by Borjan Jovanovski
WHY WE LOSE THE BATTLE AGAINST FAKE NEWS?
by Borjan Jovanovski
The Referendum on North Macedonia’s Name Was Legal
by Margarita Assenova
How Disinformation Harmed the Referendum in Macedonia
by Asya Metodieva, GMF
In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle
by Marc Santora and Julian E. Barnes
Response to Russian Disinformation About Interference in Macedonia
Statement of US Missions OSCE
Russia actively stoking discord in Macedonia since 2008, intel files say
The Guardian
Moscow says that North Macedonia is irrelevant to NATO, but has spent 10 years trying to prevent it from joining NATO.
Poligraph.info
Macedonia – To Be or Not To Be… Russia’s Satellite
Poligraph.info
How Disinformation Harmed the Referendum in Macedonia
Gmfus.org
The Kumanovo-connection: Macedonian Spam Clans Still Make Money With Fake News About Muslims and Migrants
Hoax-alert.leadstories.com
Kumanovo-connection Update: Macedonian Fake News Purveyor Revealed To Be Military Intelligence Major
Hoax-alert.leadstories.com
After BBC report, Russia’s Sputnik raises ‘Macedonian minority’ issue
Tovima.gr
Here Are The Tools And Methods We Used To Map A Macedonian Fake News Network And The People Behind It
Hoax-alert.leadstories.com