This is how journalists work against disinformation in war-torn Ukraine

Disinformation is part of warfare in many conflicts. For example, as part of Russian propaganda earlier this year, a fake video was circulated on the Internet depicting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calling on Ukrainian soldiers to lay down their arms and surrender. Photo: President of Ukraine. Source: Flickr.

Of: Tanya

Journalists' mission in times of war is not only to provide the population with information, but also to ensure that false information is not spread further. Journalists in Ukraine therefore have established methods for dealing with disinformation. Professional journalists report from the most war-affected areas of the country - and so far 32 journalists have lost their lives since the war broke out in February.  

July 27, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report

Long-term aid can prevent hunger for girls and women in the Horn of Africa

Millions of people have suffered from hunger this year alone due to the increases in food prices in the world. Photo: Oxfam East Africa. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Of: Sandra Duru

21 million people in East Africa have been affected so far this year of hunger due to global food price increases, according to Hanna Nelson, policy manager at Oxfam Sweden. Regulating speculation on food prices and long-term aid can mitigate the consequences of food insecurity in the future – especially for girls and women who are hit hardest. 

July 25, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report

The organizations about development aid settlements: "The outside world is losing confidence in Sweden"

The umbrella organization CONCORD organized a breakfast mingling during the Almedal week to run the campaign #RäddaBiståndet on the streets of Visby together with various member organizations. Photo: Christina Wassholm, CONCORD Sweden.

Of: Hibo Yusuf Ahmed

Sweden's settlements on aid meant 40 percent cut annual budgets for several civil society organizations and their partner operations. Utvecklingsmagasinet has interviewed five organizations that warn that their partner organizations are losing confidence in Sweden and finding it difficult to maintain their work against, among other things, child marriage and female genital mutilation.

July 21, 2022, Almedalen - article, Report