Telegram, the free zone for disinformation and conspiracies
The online anonymous instant messaging app Telegram is now the main playing field for extremists, conspiracy theorists and information warfare. German language channels play an important role as an extreme opinion hub influencing the rest of Central and Eastern Europe. These are some of the findings of investigative journalists from 13 European countries mapping how radicalization is growing across Europe.
Secret Kremlin Document: How Russia Plans to Overturn Moldova
How to make a satellite state out of an independent Moldova? Russia has a ready-made plan: to support pro-Putin politicians, activists, and the Orthodox Church; to make the country dependent on gas; to discourage the EU and NATO; and to stir up social conflicts.
Leaked files reveal panic at Russian-led bank in Budapest
The Orbán government tried to help unfreeze the funds blocked by European authorities and tried to help the Russians avoid direct Western sanctions. Hacked emails expose the behind-the-scenes operations of the International Investment Bank
“Conspiracy-theory media outlets are like a sect,” says former staff writer
How does a lover of critical thinking turn into someone who runs away from a so-called alternative media outlet once it becomes a disinformation channel?
Journalism in Slovakia is under threat – on a daily basis
Coalition and opposition leaders in Slovakia decided that the fifth anniversary of the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová was a good occasion to attack journalists. By the end of the week, a journalist from public radio faced threats of torture, rape, and death.
Secret Kremlin document: how Russia plans to take over Belarus
We have obtained a document that shows how Russia plans to take control of Belarus. The strategy, written for Vladimir Putin’s administration, envisions the Russian incorporation of Belarus by 2030.
Media silence about Hungarian participation in Ukraine Defense Contact Group meetings
Providing Ukraine with military support was the main topic of the meetings in Brussels, in which officials of the Hungarian Ministry of Defence participated last week – but this is hardly known to anyone who follows pro-government media.
Jan Kuciak’s parents: Janko wanted investigative journalism to be collaborative
Janko did his job honestly and did not knowingly harm anyone, this should be the credo for other journalists as well – say Jan Kuciak’s parents five years after the murder.