Countering Disinformation in Moldova
The Countering Disinformation in Moldova (CDM) project builds the capacity of local Moldovan organisations and journalists to effectively counter disinformation operations in their country.
Years active: 2022-present
CDM draws on IWPR’s successful track record supporting local CSOs and media organisations in the Eastern Partnership region, including Moldova.
Such as the ongoing Amplify, Verify, Engage (AVE) programme and the recently launched Building Resilience in Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN) project, funded by the United Kingdom's Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The CDM project is supported by CSSF.
LATEST FROM THE PROJECT
Training events cover advanced fact-checking, conflict sensitive communication and open-source intelligence.
Pro-Kremlin narratives rule the information space in an autonomous region with deeply rooted ties to Moscow.
“Living life with a constant feeling of fear; this is what you have to get used to here if you are gay.”
Attacks are tracked to pro-Kremlin forces as tools to put pressure on Chisinau in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A lack of accurate government information provides fertile ground for false narratives to feed distrust and ultimately destabilise the country.
Media literacy seminars in more remote parts of the country highlight danger of fake news.
Programme provides emergency response to fighting fake news surrounding the Ukraine conflict.
Summary of Countering Disinformation Moldova (CDM) Formative Research
This summary provides an overview of the research methods, key findings and insights which have emerged from parts of the Moldovan public politically aligned as neutral towards Russia or the West.