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Borrell and Geer: Citizens in the Western Balkans becoming more resilient to fake news, much work ahead to strengthen media literacy

Disinformation and fake news are a threat to the globe and democracy. This has especially become evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, when fake news endangered people’s health. Media literacy requires systemic efforts, especially in the Western Balkans, where resilience to fake news is weaker, said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, and EU Ambassador to North Macedonia, David Geer in their remarks at a regional EU-Western Balkans Media Literacy Conference: Building Resilience to Disinformation, organized by the EU Delegation and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) in Skopje on September 27-28.

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