• Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space: NATO Belarus, September 2020-February 2021

    Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space as exemplified by the articles published by ria.rurbr.ru and russian.rt.com between 31 August 2020 and 14 February 2021.

    Below are presented the partial results of the monitoring conducted by the Center for Propaganda and Disinformation Analysis as a part of the “Monitoring and analysis of the Russian information space” project and implemented during the period of 3 August 2020 to 28 February 2021.

  • The image of Russia in the Belarusian media online – a new episode of our #DEZINFO podcast!

    Listen to the next episode of our #DEZINFO podcast!

    In an interview with the analyst Palina Shcherbava, we discuss the results of the monitoring of the Belarusian information space, which we carried out as part of the project"Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" (May-December 2021). Taking into account the recent political situation, in particular the war in Ukraine, we have once again raised the topic of propaganda and disinformation appearing in the Belarusian online media. 

    – Which subject areas appeared most often in the Belarusian media in the analyzed period?

    – Who was the most important actor in the Belarusian media Lukashenko or Putin? How were they portrayed?

    – What narrative appeared in the Belarusian media about Ukraine before the start of the war? Has the rhetoric changed during the last months?

    – What are propaganda and disinformation techniques like "Appeal to fear", "Demonizing the enemy", "False accusations" or "Exaggerations"?

    – What was the difference between the narratives in the Belarusian niche online media and the mainstream online media?

    Who is our interlocutor?

    Palina ShcherbavaHuman Rights and Public International Law Specialist, currently working as a Human Rights Consultant at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

    Podcast: https://youtu.be/IrbbQT1q-Wk

    Listen to the latest episode of the #DEZINFO podcast, which was created as part of the"Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" project, with the support of @National.Endowment.for.Democracy.

  • The lastest monitoring results "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation", November-December 2021

    We publish the latest partial reports developed under the project "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation”. They are the result of the monitoring of the Russian and Belarusian information space carried out in November and December 2021. The research of selected online media was carried out thanks to the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

    What can you learn from the results of the monitoring carried out in November and December 2021?

    The analysis of Russian and Belarusian online media allowed for a thorough examination of the narratives built in the information space of both countries. Thanks to the conducted research, in the latest report we describe, among others: how was the migration crisis on the border with Belarus used for propaganda purposes in November and December 2021? What topics were covered by articles published in the context of the Baltic countries in the analyzed period? What were the main narratives disseminated in the Belarusian information space about? Find out more about it!

    Read more in our reports: 

    REPORT 07: Russian information space,November-December

    REPORT 08: Belarusian information space,November-December

    Previous reports:

    REPORT 01: Russian information space, May-June

    REPORT 02: Belarusian information space, May-June

    REPORT 03: Russian information space, July-August

    REPORT 04: Belarusian information space, July-August

    REPORT 05: Russian information space, September-October

    REPORT 06: Belarusian information space, September-October

    This project's goal is to spread information about activities in the area of information and psychological influences in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe based on monitoring of Russian and Belarusian information space. Lack of which distorts the real picture and scale of hostile actions, hinders forecasting and increases security gaps resulting from coordination of simultaneous, multi-vector Russian operations, calculated to achieve specific goals by impacting on various auditoriums.