Domestic and foreign "dirty campaigns” in the general elections of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Serbia


Our novel research focused on the mapping and exposure of the so-called “grey zone” media that have been established in the last couple of to influence public debate around key topics in the campaigns before the elections by deliberately hiding the editorial, financial or organizational background of propaganda. The same media proved to be an ideal tool for pro-Kremlin or anti-vaccination forces to disseminate anti-West and anti-establishment messages, conspiracy theories, especially after Russia has launched its invasion against Ukraine in February 2022.



Date: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a. m., April 27 2022

Venue: online (Zoom)

Language: English




10:00 – 10:10    Welcome remarks

Lóránt Győri, Political Capital

Elliot Short, OIP


10:10 – 10:20    The regional characteristics of domestic or foreign malign influence operations

Lóránt Győri, Political Capital


10:20 – 10:40    In focus: the case studies of the Czech Republic and Serbia

Nikola Burazer, EWB (Serbia)

Kristína Šefčíková, PSSI (Czech Republic)


10:50 – 11:20    Panel discussion: Russia’s information warfare in Serbia, Czechia, Hungary and Slovakia

Nikola Burazer, EWB (Serbia)

Adam Lelonek, Beacon Project, IRI (Brussels)

Grigorij Mesežnikov, IVO (Slovakia)

Kristína Šefčíková, PSSI (Czech Republic)

     Moderator: Lóránt Győri, Political Capital


11:20 – 11:30 Q & A


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