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Parliamentary elections and a referendum will be held in Hungary on April 3, 2022. Hungarian citizens will elect the 199 members of the Parliament (National Assembly), 106 from the single-mandate districts, and 93 from the party list. The referendum on child protection was called by the governing Fidesz-KDNP coalition.
General elections will be held in Serbia on April 3, 2022 to elect both the president and members of the National Assembly. IRI Beacon Project built the 2022 Serbian Parliamentary Elections Dashboard to provide a snapshot of Facebook activity of key individuals, parties, and coalitions ahead of the elections.
To understand the changes in the field of dis/misinformation over the last several years, IRI's Beacon Project launched a survey to identify organizations and initiatives active in this field, and better understand the needs, challenges, and gaps of this diverse community.
Fight with disinformation as a topic for strengthening resilience of Czech society: Waiting for a change
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.
Policy Paper: Teaching the State to Talk: Lessons for the Czech Republic on Using Strategic Communication as a Counter-Disinformation Tool
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