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Report: Authoritarians on a Media Offensive in the Midst of War

The Institute for Global Analytics – together with its partners the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Media Programme South East Europe and the European Council on Foreign Relations, have released a new report: Authoritarians on a Media Offensive in the Midst of War. The Informational Influence of Russia, China, Turkey, Iran and the Gulf States in Southeast …

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REDEM Conference: Equality and Electoral Democracy

Dr. Rumena Filipova took part in the international conference organized by REDEM: Reconstructing Democracy in Times of Crisis: A Voter-Centred Perspective, a Horizon 2020 project.  Discussions were centered on a wide range of fundamental questions underpinning the challenges and development of democracy, including the right to stand and political competition; forging compromise; voting arrangements; the …

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Meta Conference: “Experts on Misinformation in CEE”

IGA analyst Barbara Bačová attended the “Experts on misinformation in CEE” conference hosted by Meta that took place on November 16 in Warsaw and explored the spread of misinformation in Central and Eastern Europe during the war in Ukraine.  The event was attended by the leading NGOs and think tanks dealing with the information sphere in the …

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Joining Forces Against Misinformation: Science and Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Dr. Rumena Filipova took part in the international conference “Joining Forces Against Misinformation: Science and Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe”. The event took place on November 15 in Prague/online and  was organized by the international network SCIENCE+ run by global media development foundation Free Press Unlimited and its Prague-based sister organization Free Press for …

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4th International Forum on European Ukraine

Dr. Rumena Filipova participated in the 4th International Forum on European Ukraine “Overcoming Russia’s war against Ukraine: Strengthening links between political decision makers & civil society organizations in Europe”. It was organized by CivilM+ and took place on November 15-16 in Berlin.  IGA’s chairperson spoke on a panel, which discussed the variety of Russian channels …

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Mediapool Features IGA’s Ukraine Insider

Mediapool has featured the first paper in IGA’s Ukraine Insider series, where international experts on Ukraine analyze the crucial political-historical, media, and economic developments taking place in the country since the start of the Kremlin’s invasion. You can read the full article (in Bulgarian) here. 

Podcast Series Episode 4 with Eto Buziashvili: A State-Society Split in Georgia Complicates the Country’s Euro-Atlantic Path

The fourth episode of our podcast series Foreign Authoritarian-State Disinformation: Global Perspectives is out now! The initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with Meridian International Center as the implementing partner.  In this installment, Dr. Rumena Filipova talks to Eto Buziashvili, research associate for the Caucasus at the …

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Ukraine Insider, Part 1: Why Russia Started the War, and How Putin Misunderstood Ukraine

IGA is launching its paper series “Ukraine Insider”, where international experts on Ukraine analyze the crucial political-historical, media, and economic developments taking place in the country since the start of the Kremlin’s invasion. The series aims to better acquaint the Bulgarian and international audience with trends on the ground and counter Russian disinformation’s misrepresentations and …

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Panel Discussion: Countering Disinformation in the Public Sphere

IVLP Impact Award recipients discussed their work and ways to strengthen community resistance to disinformation and fake news through media literacy at a panel discussion on October 19, 2022, organized by Meridian International Center.  Dr. Rumena Filipova moderated the discussion with Debora Peci, project manager in good governance at Democracy Plus, a think tank in …

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