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About us

 

Veridica is focusing on monitoring, analyzing and debunking fake news, disinformation and manipulation campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe, in an increasingly fluid geopolitical context.

 The project was launched in 2020, in the context of the COVID-19 infodemic, is supported by the Romanian Journalists International Alliance (AIJR) and carried out together with journalists, experts and researchers from Central and Eastern Europe, with the support of non-governmental organizations and diplomatic missions from Bucharest and CSR initiatives of the companies that have chosen to be our partners.

Our aim is to increase the degree of awareness and understanding of this phenomenon among our readers.

Veridica's board includes experts and academics from Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, the core-team is made up of journalists from Romania, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine while our contributors include journalists and experts from Bulgaria, Poland, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine, Turkey and Czech Republic. 

 

What are we doing:

 

We investigate disinformation ecosystems, the campaigns of state and non-state actors of fake news, hate speech, propaganda, kompromat, populism.

We monitor, identify and debunk fake news and fake narratives in Central and Eastern Europe; they are collected in the Database.

We publish analyzes, editorials and interviews and document the way disinformation is politically instrumentalized and generates political, social, economic crises 

We organise training courses and workshops for journalists.

We monitor in real time the press and social networks in the electoral elections in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.

We host debates with journalists and experts from the country and abroad.

We develop media literacy activities.

Board

Marian Voicu
  • Publisher
  • Bucharest
Armand Goșu
  • Associate professor
  • Bucharest
Sorin Ioniță
  • Expert
  • Bucharest
Dragoș Mateescu
  • Associate professor
  • Bucharest, Izmir
Yevhen Mahda
  • Associate professor
  • Kiev

Team

Cătălin Gomboș
  • Editor in chief
  • Bucharest
Toader Păun
  • Digital Manager
  • Bucharest
Mădălin Necșuțu
  • Journalist
  • Chișinău
Mariana Vasilache
  • Journalist
  • Chișinău
Cornel Ciobanu
  • Journalist
  • Chișinău
Bogdan Matei
  • News editor
  • Bucharest
Arina Petrovici
  • News editor
  • București
Marin Gherman
  • Journalist
  • Cernauti
Marianna Prysiazhniuk
  • Journalist
  • Kiev

Contributors

Lyubov Velichko
  • Journalist
  • Kyiv
Cosmin Popa
  • Historian
  • Bucharest
Kaspars Germanis
  • Journalist
  • Riga
Balázs Barabás
  • Journalist
  • Budapest
Corneliu Rusnac
  • Journalist
  • Chișinău
Angela Grămadă
  • Analyst
  • Bucharest
Svetoslav Todorov
  • Journalist
  • Sofia
Michal Kukawski
  • Editor
  • Warsaw
Michael Švec
  • Journalist
  • Prague
Vuk Velebit
  • Expert
  • Belgrade
Ioana Dumitrescu
  • Journalist
  • Bucharest
Horia Sârghi
  • Publicist
  • Bucharest
Ionuț Iamandi
  • Journalist
  • Bucharest
Daniel Nolan
  • Journalist
  • Budapest
Leonid Litra
  • Expert
  • Kyev