МONTHLY REPORT: DETECTING DISINFO. APRIL 2020. Nexus Civil Concept
МONTHLY REPORT: DETECTING DISINFO. APRIL 2020. Nexus Civil ConceptView full Research
Type of publication
Area/location of interest
Not applicable - national level
Type of Institution
Civil society organisation
North Macedonia, Nexus Civil Concept
Main Thematic Focus
Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities Religious minorities Refugees & asylum seekers
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
DISCLAIMERThe information presented here is collected under contract by the FRA's research network FRANET. The information and views contained do not necessarily reflect the views or the official position of the FRA.