RUSSIA’S NARRATIVES TOWARD THE WESTERN BALKANS: ANALYSIS OF SPUTNIK SRBIJA Cover Image

RUSSIA’S NARRATIVES TOWARD THE WESTERN BALKANS: ANALYSIS OF SPUTNIK SRBIJA
RUSSIA’S NARRATIVES TOWARD THE WESTERN BALKANS: ANALYSIS OF SPUTNIK SRBIJA

Author(s): . Atlantic Council of Montenegro
Contributor(s): Kārlis Streips (Editor)
Subject(s): Media studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Politics and communication, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Sputnik Srbija; Russian influence in the Western Balkan media space; Media manipulation;
Summary/Abstract: The Kremlin-sponsored Sputnik news website has been recognised as one of the primary channels of Russian influence in the Western Balkan (WB) media space, and so a comprehensive analysis was conducted to learn about its content and way of operation. This report is based on analysis of a year-long monitoring process that lasted from 1 January to 31 December 2018. The focus was on Sputnik online platform https://rs-lat.sputniknews.com that has presented information in the Serbian language since 2015 (hereafter referred to as Sputnik Srbija). The report seeks to identify the primary narratives that are advanced by the media outlet about six WB countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, as well as the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-24-6
  • Page Count: 77
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English