PRISMA's President Gabriel Brezoiu, together with GEYC's Head of Digital Diana-Adela Ionita published an insightful article for FOND on CSO’s role in tackling disinformation in the Black Sea Region.
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“Old, new, and frozen conflicts are highly concentrated in the extended Black Sea Region. These can disrupt the mobility of the people, their access to resources, business opportunities, and the possibility of intervention for civil society organizations. In this context, media institutions play a key role in informing people and consolidating public opinion on key topics, thus creating fertile soil for advanced disinformation mechanisms in the case of the controlled media holdings.”
Part of a project entitled “Building CSO Capacity for Regional Cooperation within the Black Sea Region”, implemented by FOND, and funded by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, the article tackles one problem: How can civil society organizations answer to the disinformation pandemic in the Black Sea Region? It formulates policy recommendations targeted at civil society organizations in regards to possible interventions tackling disinformation, informed by the study of how disinformation campaigns operate.