Although media space amid COVID 19 in Montenegro was overburdened with disinformation, the key media outlets successfully passed the reporting test in the public interest, without making any deliberate mistakes by creating false narratives or reality representations. On the other hand, tabloids and media from the margins were recognized as creators and channels for channeling disinformation into the media space. State bodies’ reaction to the spread of this misinformation/ disinformation was not as prepared, fair, and it was not coordinated in preventing COVID-19. In spite, it became essential to protect government interests under the pretext of protecting public health, which is the opposite of the adverse effects on the democratic values and freedom of expression. Read more here.
Source: Balkan Insight