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Junk Folder: Journalists countering disinformation

By - 15.09.2022

Documenting the war on disinformation.

The spread of disinformation has greatly challenged professional journalism in every country in the Balkans. However, some media outlets are seeking to challenge this phenomenon.

The mini-documentary “JUNK FOLDER” explores how disinformation damages professional journalism. It examines how journalists, researchers and professional fact-checkers are fighting disinformation and who is behind the fabricated news and what its intention is.

Including media from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia, this documentary features conversations with journalists and media professionals about the ways they can empower themselves and the public to identify fake news.

This documentary was produced by Mediacentar Sarajevo in cooperation with the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM).

The regional program ‘RESILIENCE: Civil society action to reaffirm media freedom and counter disinformation and hateful propaganda in Western Balkans and Turkey’ is implemented with the financial support of the European Union by partner organizations SEENPMAlbanian Media InstituteMediacentar SarajevoKosovo 2.0Montenegrin Media InstituteMacedonian Institute for MediaNovi Sad School of JournalismPeace Institute and Bianet.

This article was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Kosovo 2.0 and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

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