Reports

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.

New Interim Reports, Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation, July-August 2021

We publish new reports resulting from the monitoring of the Russian and Belarusian information space as part of the project "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation". As a result of the conducted research on the basis of data collected in July and August 2021, further, two-month partial reports were created. The research of selected online media was carried out with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

What can you learn from the latest reports?

Online monitoring of Russian and Belarusian media allowed for a thorough examination of the narratives built in the information space of both countries. The in-depth analysis allowed us to identify, among others, how and for what purpose the Russian media blamed the Polish government for the energy crisis in Europe. The reports also answer the question: how has Russia used the migration crisis to create propaganda? In our latest publications, you can read about the most important observations resulting from the monitoring of the Russian information space in terms of published information about Belarus. In addition, there are examples of propaganda spread in July and August 2021.

Read more in our reports: 

REPORT 03: Russian information space, July-August

REPORT 04: Belarusian information space, July-August

Previous 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.

We publish new Interim Reports, Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation, September-October 2021

We present new reports resulting from the monitoring of the Russian and Belarusian information space as part of the project "Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation". As a result of the conducted research on the basis of data collected in September and October 2021, further, two-month partial reports were created. The research of selected online media was carried out with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

What are the main conclusions of the monitoring carried out in September and October 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 research carried out, in the latest report we describe, among others: what narratives about Poland were built by the Russian media in September and October 2021? Why has Latvia been described as a country that is hostile, nationalistic and does not respect the rights of the Russian-speaking community? Why was the propaganda about the inevitability of Belarus' integration with Russia spread? Find out more about it!

Read more in our reports: 

REPORT 05: Russian information space, September-October

REPORT 06: Belarusian information space, September-October

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

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.

Strengthening the Capacity to Counter Disinformation – first reports

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.