Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation – first reports

Centrum Analiz Propagandy i Dezinformacji
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From May 2021, we meticulously monitored the Russian and Belarusian information space as part of the "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation" project, which was implemented with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

The monitoring and analysis methodology assume the selection of at least 3 main Russian language online media, 3 niche or regional Russian media; the same with regard to Belarusian media online; daily monitoring for information related to Poland, Baltic states, Belarus and Russia; collecting and cataloging of that information by the following categories: Economy, Policy, History, Culture, Other.

The results of this work are two-month periodic reports, which we will publish in the coming days, and the final report, which is a summary of the work of our analysts. First, we present the results of the monitoring carried out in May and June.

What can you learn from the first reports?

- You can find out which subject areas dominated in the Russian and Belarusian information space in May and June 2021;
- Get to know the most important narratives that were built over the period under study, concerning Poland, Belarus, the Baltic states, Russia and also Ukraine;
- Find some examples of the use of propaganda and disinformation in the Russian and Balorussian online media.

Read more in our reports:

REPORT 01: Russian information space, May-June

REPORT 02: Belarusian information space, May-June

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.