Analyses

Systemically Ignoring July Beatings

Milan Grubetic is an engineer living in Kostolac, and he suffered injuries and was arrested on the night between 11 and 12 July. Photo of his bloody face circulated the media, and in the mid-August he has said for Istinomer: “This action was not provoked by the protesters but by the police. So there is […]

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EU Progress Report findings marginalized in the Serbian media

Almost all printed and TV media reported on the EU Progress Report, but it was not the main topic neither in print nor TV media. First, the Report was marginalized by the two dominant news: the Government signing a contract for the construction of the Fruska Gora Corridor with the China Road and Bridge Corporation […]

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Your exposé sounds familiar

We will not go too far into the past, only to the last Ana Brnabić’s exposé and to the five-hour speech delivered by Aleksandar Vučić in 2016, when the length of the exposé was inversely proportional to the length of the mandate. MPs of the Serbian Progressive Party, as well as the Prime Minister herself, […]

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Istinomer among Facebook partners in fighting disinformation

As part of Facebook’s fight against misinformation, this company partners with independent, third-party fact-checkers around the world, who review and rate the accuracy of content.  Also today Facebook is launching the program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and North Macedonia, as well as expanding in Croatia. All its partners are certified through the non-partisan International […]

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Protests in Serbia in the time of coronavirus: Immune to beating and police torture

Citizens of various political orientations, as well as a different age, went out to the streets, where in a short time we could have witnessed the scenes of police torture and violence over protesters. Highest officials and government representatives were unison in denying police brutality, although numerous videos had witnessed that. Although such scenes of […]

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Istinomer fact-checked COVID-19 and the Serbian national election at the same time. Here’s how.

This case study is part of Resilience Reports, a series from the European Journalism Centre about how news organizations across Europe are adjusting their daily operations and business strategies as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  In a nutshell: Increasing the number of fact-checks and building a new browser-based tool helped Istinomer combat politicians and other Serbian media intent […]

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Freedom of Election Overshadowed by the Turnout

Two things are definite as regards the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Serbia held on 21 June 2020. In the last two decades, those elections had the minimum uncertainty as regards the results, however, those were the elections with the most disputed legitimacy. This was the reason the public had been engaged for quite […]

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Persons with disabilities and the challenges they face in the voting process

What are the challenges that persons with disabilities face when they go out to vote? “This video is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID […]

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Coronavirus Has Changed the Course of Foreign Policy

  Istinomer talked about Serbia’s relationship with these four global powers in the last years with Milan Krstic, a founder of the Centre for Social Dialogue and Regional Initiatives and a teaching assistant at the International Studies Department of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Igor Novakovic, the director of research in the International and […]

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Petrovic Skero: No One Can Restrict Our Right to Human Dignity

Is the National Assembly prevented to be convoked by the Decision on ban of gathering indoors for the limited number of people?   How can one subordinate the Constitution to a decision? It is also a matter of appropriateness, especially since the decision on the state of emergency is adopted in such a way, when […]

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