Information war monitor for Central Europe: July 2017 George Soros

By Daniel Milo and Katarína Klingová.  Photo by Central European University|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
31. Jul 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe

Disinformation outlets in Central Europe have been pursuing discrediting campaign against George Soros. This notion is nothing new, the billionaire has been for many years object of many conspiratory theories. With his activities and charities supporting the rights of LGBTI groups or Roma minority inclusion, he has always been depicted in Central Europe as the person who wants to uproar the traditional values and traditional family.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: July 2017 MH17

By Daniel Milo and Katarína Klingová.  Photo by Roman Boed|Flickr, licensed by CC BY 2.0
28. Jul 2017  |  Strategic Communication

On 17th July 2017, we commemorated the third anniversary of the plane crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 flying to from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, which was shot down while flying over the territory of eastern Ukraine. The disaster claimed the lives of 283 passengers and 15 crew members. Everybody on board of this aircraft did not have any chance to survive and died almost instantly.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: June 2017 Part 2

By Patrik SzicherleVeronika VíchováDaniel MiloKatarína Klingová.  Photo by Karolina van Schrojenstein Lantman|Flickr, licensed by CC BY 2.0
24. Jul 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe

Russian propaganda connected migration, the EU and the decay of the West in the second half of June. One site claims that Carinthia’s State Governor Peter Kaiser admitted that the EU is planning to settle 70 million migrants in Europe. Allegedly, the governor introduced the UN’s report on replacement migration, which introduces these numbers.

Fight about Historical Memory

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo: AP| Czarek Sokolowski
13. Jul 2017  |  Strategic Communication, Russia

Russian media and politicians considering the motives of removal of the monuments of the communist era in Poland, ignore the main reasons of decision of the Polish Parliament.

Information war monitor for Central Europe: June 2017 Part 1

By Patrik SzicherleVeronika VíchováDaniel MiloKatarína Klingová.  Photo by Jason De Villa|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC 2.0
4. Jul 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe

Disinformation outlets in Central Europe have been outraged by the decision of the European Union and the United States to prolong the sanctions imposed against Russia over the unlawful annexation of Crimea. Narratives of aggressive NATO under the thumb of United States oppressing Russia have been supported by the documentary series of Olive Stone, “The Putin’s Interviews”, which were broadcasted by various outlets in Central Europe.

The Case of Central European University Seen Through Moscow‘s Optics

By Grigorij Mesežnikov. Photo by Central European University|Flickr, licensed by CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
16. Jun 2017  |  Strategic Communication, Russia

The Russian media report in detail about the case of the Central European University and reveal the conspiracies of the West, George Soros and the EU against Russia.

It is not just Marine Le Pen, it is our vulnerability

By Katarína Klingová. Photo: Jean-Paul Pelissier|Reuters
6. Jun 2017  |  Strategic Communication

Internet and social media are the primary tools used by many actors, domestic and external to influence the decision-making processes of individuals undermining the democratic processes all around the world.

Bots and trolls on the march

Information war monitor for Central Europe: Elections in Germany

Elections are all around. The year 2017 witnesses some of the most important elections when European people decide not only on the future of their countries, but the whole European Union. Apart from the French elections that we focused on last time and where the pro-Kremlin websites in Central Europe clearly have their favourite candidate, there will also be a general election held in Germany this September. Do fringe media sharing pro-Russian narratives have an agenda there as well?

GLOBSEC Trends 2017: Mixed messages and Signs of Hope from Central and Eastern Europe

29. May 2017  |  Strategic Communication  |  Central Europe
Which CEE countries favour a neutral position between West and East?
Who is the biggest Eurosceptic and which countries are the satisfied with thier EU membership?
Would Central European countries honour their Article 5 obligation and defend their NATO allies in case of an attack?
How do people in this region perceive world political leaders such as Donald Trump, Angela Merkel or Vladimir Putin?
Would they support a strong authoritarian leader over liberal democracy?

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