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The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed and transformed the Hungarian anti-vax milieu that evolved from a small group composed primarily of parents concerned over childhood vaccination into a mass movement led by medical professionals and businessmen turned conspiracy theorists. This new breed of anti-vaxxers no longer hide their identity behind obscure webpages; they pursue their political, “professional,” or business interests openly, while their rhetoric is echoed by fringe pro-Kremlin, pro-Chinese and far-right figures, parties and media.

The latest in our series of media monitoring reports examining the coverage of different COVID vaccines across Europe. The Beacon Project is currently looking for local partners to help contribute to the Vaccine Monitor to increase the coverage and level of analysis, please contact us if interested.

 

The latest in our series of media monitoring reports examining the coverage of different COVID vaccines across Europe. The Beacon Project is currently looking for local partners to help contribute to the Vaccine Monitor to increase the coverage and level of analysis, please contact us if interested.

 

The second in a series of media monitoring reports examining the coverage of different COVID vaccines across Europe. The Beacon Project is currently looking for local partners to help contribute to the Vaccine Monitor to increase the coverage and level of analysis, please contact us if interested.

 

The first in a series of media monitoring reports examining the coverage of different COVID vaccines across Europe. The Beacon Project is currently looking for local partners to help contribute to the Vaccine Monitor to increase the coverage and level of analysis, please contact us if interested.

 

Parliamentary elections took place in Romania on 6 December 2020. The Bucharest-based Global Focus Center, in cooperation with IRI’s Beacon Project, monitored online and social media to examine the prevalence of toxic narratives in the political discourse in the election period. Using the Pulsar media monitoring tool, researchers followed dozens of outlets as well as social media pages of prominent political players over the course of several weeks.