Local elections were held in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for the first time since 2008. IRI's Beacon project, in cooperation with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), monitored online media and social media coverage of topics and actors in the run up to elections on December 20.
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The briefing paper focused on the resilience of the Czech society towards disinformation summarises the current state of the domestic debate on the reaction towards disinformation.
In recent years, the Czech Republic has, along with the rest of the Western world, experienced the harmful effects of disinformation on its democracy, state functionality, and social cohesion. Although it acknowledged the existence of the problem in the 2016 National Security Audit, it has been, to date, unable to organize its defences and develop an effective and comprehensive system capable of countering this new and elusive threat.
This final report on the Romanian Parliamentary Elections, held on 6 December 2020, covers the evolution of toxic narratives in public debate. By monitoring online media and social media coverage of the elections, IRI's Beacon Project identified
This report covers the three days following the 2020 Romanian Parliamentary Elections (7 – 9 December).