We are probably best known for our media analysis and monitoring during elections. An important benchmark for us was the year 1999 when we were approached for the first time by the OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) to participate in their international election observation missions.
To date, MEMO 98 has taken part in more than 150 election and media related projects in more than 60 countries (in particular in the former Soviet Union and the Balkan countries, but also in Africa, America and Asia, including Middle East). More specifically, our projects and activities were related to the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Yemen and naturally Slovakia.
These missions and projects have been conducted in the framework of international organizations, including OSCE/ODIHR, European Union, United Nations, Pro Media, International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), International Media Support (IMS), and National Democratic Institute (NDI). The most significant international projects carried out by MEMO 98 include those conducted in the former Yugoslavia (2000), Belarus (2001, 2004, 2007-2008, 2020 and 2022), Ukraine (2004, 2015-2016, 2019 and 2022), Russia (2005-11, 2015), Azerbaijan (2008, 2013-2015), Myanmar (2010-11 and 2015-16), Serbia (2012-2014 and 2022), Georgia (2013-2015) and Kyrgyzstan (2020-2021).
The elections to the State Duma (the lower house of the Federal Assembly), which were held from 17 to 19 September 2021, took place against a backdrop of the exclusion of genuine opposition candidates, the general absence of independent media, the...
We monitored social media platforms to determine their impact on the recent elections in Belarus, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan. Check interviews with three experts to learn what were the three main findings in each country.
Between 19 November 2020 and 9 January 2021, Media Development Center, a Kyrgyz media organization, and MEMO 98, a Slovak non-profit specialist media-monitoring organization, monitored social media in the run-up to the 10 January early presidential election...
Exiled opposition politician dominated on Instagram Monitoring of social media during the recent Kazakh parliamentary elections showed that while in political exile, the fugitive former head of Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and opposition politician Mukhtar...
MEMO 98 is featured in the publication titled “The Many Faces Fighting Disinformation: Safeguarding Civil Society’s Role in the Response to Information Disorders" as an organization monitoring elections in the digital age.
Between 1 September and 13 November 2020, in cooperation with Mediapoint, we monitored how politicians and parties used Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok in the context of the November 1 and 15, 2020 presidential election in Moldova.
While not winning on social media, Japarov takes the presidency
Bishkek, Bratislava, 11 January 2021
Monitoring of the Kyrgyz snap presidential election showed that Sadyr Japarov was outcompeted by other candidates on social media but that did not stop him...
Bidzina Ivanishvili most active on Facebook but Mikheil Saakashvili more popular. From among parties, UNM more active than the Georgian Dream. European Georgia spent more money on FB ads than any other party.
This toolkit was prepared by Rasto Kuzel in cooperation with the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine with the aim of helping civil society organizations to monitor media coverage during elections
Source: Roveliu Buga/AP
Chisinau: Moldova’s new President-elect Maia Sandu out-competed the incumbent Dodon in online campaigning ahead of the second round of voting, helping her secure victory in the runoff, according to social media monitoring...