Country

North Macedonia North Macedonia

Title

МONTHLY REPORT: DETECTING DISINFO. APRIL 2020. Nexus Civil Concept

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Year

2020

Type of publication

Media report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation

Institution

North Macedonia, Nexus Civil Concept

Main Thematic Focus

Hate speech

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities Religious minorities Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

The media report by Nexus highlights how a journalist incites hate by claiming that the Friday prayer of Muslims in a local mosque will contribute to the spreading of Covid-19, and with plans for other Friday prayers in the future, the threat for spreading the virus is higher.
Additionally, such a similar narrative was used for inciting hate towards refugees. The leader of a political party in his statement implied that coronavirus is being spread by migrants residing in the refugee camp.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

quantitative (statistics on incidents)
qualitative (expert assessments)

Sample details and representativeness

N/A

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