Fake news in times of Covid-19

09.12.2020. / 14:24

The Annual USAID BMAP Media Forum was held in October this year. This Forum provides an important opportunity to bring together representatives from USAID's BMAP partner media outlets across the region to share best practices and lessons learned, deepen their understanding of global and regional trends, and seed or strengthen partnerships to advance solutions to common challenges in content production and content monetization in the digital environment.

Our partners had opportunity to hear and discuss about the latest trends and changes in journalism, with special focus on covid-19 pandemic.

Vesna Radojević spoke about fake news in times of COVID-19. She has been underlined differences of fake news before and during a pandemic and how COVID-19 affected journalists work. She has been presented top fake news about pandemic in Balkan, which is not much different comparing with the rest of the world. She also spoke about the lesson’s journalists could learn during the pandemic.

She is a reporter and editor of KRIK’s project "Raskrikavanje." She began her career as a journalist in the "PG Network" in 2011 and continued at "Istinomer" where she worked until October 2017. She received the National Award for Investigative Journalism.

Watch her presentation below. The presentation is in English language.

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