The FENCE initiative, supported by the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO), offers small-scale grants to boost fact-checking and debunking activities in Southeast Europe, with a special focus on Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. The initiative’s aim is to reveal the Kremlin’s disinformation and propaganda narratives being spread across the region, and in particular those used by domestic actors in national political debates and election campaigns.
What are we looking for:
● Debunking and/or fact-checking articles produced particularly for the current call, that have never been published before in any form and any language;
● Articles could be either only in English or in the local language of any SEE country with translation in English;
● A minimum size of 2 standard pages (1800 characters with spaces per page);
We welcome individual experts or organisations, located in any of the SEE countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey).
Some of the benefits:
We offer a 200 EUR grant per single debunking and/or fact-checking article and inclusion of submitted debunking and/or fact- checking articles in the European Digital Media Observatory (EDMO) repositories.