Albany Associates (www.albanyassociates.com) has created an app that provides a step-by-step toolkit for identifying dis, mis, and mal-information in the Western Balkans using online tools. It is particularly useful for journalists running across suspicious content in their daily work. It was developed in close collaboration with a regional network of independent media development partners and with the support of the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office.
The regional network was led by Mediacentar Sarajevo and includes the Albanian Media Institute, KosovaLive, the Macedonian Institute for Media, the Montenegro Media Institute, and Novi Sad School of Journalism in Serbia. Internet connection is initially needed to download the app onto a mobile device or computer, and then the app can be accessed at any time offline.
The app is available in Albanian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, North Macedonian and Serbian, and these versions can be found by following the steps below:
(1) Download the app “Disinformation Toolkit” from the App Store or Google Play, or go to disinfo.nimbl.uk
(2) Click ‘Register‘ and enter your details: e-mail address and own choice of password
(3) Download the toolkit in your language