Six civil society and media organizations will benefit from grants of approximate 38.000 euros each from the European Union to improve audiences’ skills in identifying and recognizing disinformation. Centrul Media pentru Tineri, Ca Lumea, ADEPT, SuperLike, WatchDog.MD and Comunitatea Plus are the institutions that will help Moldovans navigate the complex information environment and learn to tell facts from fakes. Along with these media literacy efforts to empower youth, to discern facts from misinformation through quizzes, interactive games, educational videos, organisations will monitor the impact of disinformation and manipulation on the public, present and discuss online false narratives.
The organisations were selected under the open competition “Communities Respond to Disinformation” grants program launched in August 2022 by Internews and funded by the European Union. The grants are part of the Supporting Independent Media and Information Resilience (SIMIR) project aiming at contributing to stability in Moldova through residents’ improved resilience to disinformation by strengthening independent media and by promoting local voices.