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Belarusian cellphones

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Belarusian activist Telegram channels are losing their audience

Belarusian Telegram users are increasingly seeking independent news sources and engaging with the regime’s official channels.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Belarus anti-Lukashenka media falls into confirmation bias traps

Independent media outlets NEXTA Live and shared unverified information, including a video apparently recorded to undermine their credibility.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation
Belarus Police Brutality

Mon, Oct 19, 2020

Belarus Interior Ministry exaggerates protester violence to justify excessive force

Two months after the contested presidential election, law enforcement has returned to using disproportionate violence against protesters.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation

Nika Aleksejeva is Lead Researcher for the Baltics at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Latvia.

Nika’s specific research interest is identifying, exposing and explaining disinformation on digital engagement spaces in the Baltic states and beyond. She has monitored Zapad 2017 military exercize and European elections in 2019. Nika has also lead the development of The News Hero, a media literacy game on Facebook, at the NATO Strategic Communication Center of Excellence (NATO Stratcom COE).

Nika comes from a journalism background – her work involved writing on business topics and making data-driven stories about energetics, global economic trends and education. Prior to joining NATO Stratcom COE she has been working with Infogram, a popular data visualization service.

Seeing the future in digital journalism, Nika works to improve quality journalism and build resilience to disinformation online. In her free time she works to empower Latvian journalists with data journalism skills by curating School of Data branch in Latvia.