The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically reduced the number of foreign tourists in Armenia. However, the locals of the city of Sevan in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia are still trying to attract local tourists, and now the city’s residents are preparing for the summer holiday season.
“Pray because tomorrow will be the end of the world”: how an activist from Vinnytsia fights fake news on COVID-19
Oksana Yatsiuk, a civic activist from Vinnytsia, has proposed an idea to establish self-help groups to counter COVID-19 disinformation. To set up the groups, Oksana focused on her personal and information security training experience.
What are fake news and why are they dangerous for the public? Why is the COVID-19 pandemic so often the target of media manipulations? How can you distinguish between misinformation and truth? How can you protect yourself from fake news in general?
“5G Internet was created to spread coronavirus”, “Anti-COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility”, “The virus was artificially produced to exterminate humankind” – these are just a few of the conspiracy theories doing the rounds over the past year.
“In fact, disinformation kills. That's what the pandemic has shown us”. Lilia Zaharia and Dorin Galben, in a podcast about disinformation
On social media and in many media outlets, a whole range of fake news are disseminated daily, designed to manipulate us, mislead us and reduce the trust we still have in the media.
EU help to build trade and weather the pandemic: the Armenian business selling dried fruit to the world while supporting the community
When Arkady Khachikyan gave up his career as a teacher, he saw it as much more than just a bold career shift. A new university graduate, Khachikyan decided to move from the capital Yerevan to the historic Armenian town of Yervandashat, where his family had long been involved in dried fruit…
On 3 May, most countries in the world, including Azerbaijan, celebrate World Press Freedom Day. This year, the slogan of the event is “Information as a public good”.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a deep mark on the world, especially in the area of peoples’ socialisation. To fight against this and to provide support, the European Union implements a number of projects.
Since November 2020, the Brest Regional Children's Hospital in Belarus no longer uses oxygen tanks – there is a modern oxygen station now. Moreover, the hospital has a new ambulance and five new ventilators.
They come mostly from rural areas, and they are vulnerable children: they have slight intellectual disabilities, motion or neurological disorders, behavioural and emotional problems. They come from social-risk, or refugee families.