Years active: 2020-present
Disinformation, fake news and propaganda are emerging as among the most powerful threats of the modern age. Facilitated by new forms of media and spread by governments and non-state actors alike, these potent tools have far-reaching consequences for human rights and media freedoms around the world.
IWPR’s global networks of reporters, activists and rights defenders are working to document, expose and build resilience to this growing danger.
Latest on the infodemic
Central Asian’s Vulnerability to Russian Propaganda
International discussion hears that response must be as complex and varied as disinformation itself.
Moldova: From Village to Village
Project trains people in more isolated areas how to identify and combat fake news.
How Azerbaijan’s Telegram Channels Fuel Intimidation
With little oversight, toxic disinformation and threats thrive on the encrypted platform.
Russian Propaganda Dominates Moldova’s Gagauzia
Pro-Kremlin narratives rule the information space in an autonomous region with deeply rooted ties to Moscow.
Kyrgyzstan’s Troll Farms
Politicians exploit low media literacy to manipulate public opinion.
Moldovan Journalists Explain High Cost of Disinformation
Media literacy seminars in more remote parts of the country highlight danger of fake news.
Moldovan Media Learn New Skills to Build Resilience
Programme provides emergency response to fighting fake news surrounding the Ukraine conflict.
Belarus’ Crackdown on Media Continues
Regime uses accusations of extremism to silence dissenting voices – and intimidate news consumers.
Jailing of Georgian Media Owner Raises Questions on Press Freedom
Nika Gvaramia imprisoned for abuse of power in a sentence largely seen as a retaliation for his criticism of the ruling party.