Good decision-making depends on people having reliable and accurate facts put in a meaningful context. Given the recent global developments in the media, people are overwhelmed with quantity of information but often skeptical of its quality. Fewer journalists and media consumers separate the important information from the false diversions, and fewer still seem ready to pursue the truth. Media monitoring is an effective tool to hold those who are supposed to be the controllers to account. We monitor media to provide feedback and to initiate discussion about the quality of media reporting and importance of real watchdog and investigative journalism.
We conduct media monitoring, write reports, and make recommendations to public and policy makers on media & election legislation, international standards concerning the media and the electoral process and democratic governance. Our mission statement is expressed in the slogan "Ensure that all citizens have free access to comprehensive information.”
The primary objective of our monitoring is to evaluate the range of political and social diversity in media reporting. Our methodology of media monitoring originates from the journalism school of the Columbia University, with initial trainings provided to us thanks to support from the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). In general, our monitoring could be divided into two main categories: election and non-election. The methodology has been proven, tested, and enhanced by our experts in a number of countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Given its comprehensive qualitative & quantitative aspects with content-oriented approach, it is specially designed to provide in-depth feedback on pluralism and diversity in media reporting, including coverage of chosen subjects/themes (e.g. integration, minorities, corruption etc.).
We analyzed FB posts and comments to assess how women politicians are treated on FB. Our aim was to identify how they fare against their male counterparts and to evaluate whether women in politics face a greater challenge than men.
How did the regime propaganda change after the 2020 manipulated election? To what extent are social media used to amplify disinformation narratives? How does the propaganda portray West, Russia and others?
Mediapoint and MEMO 98, with the support of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), monitored social media in the run-up to the 11 July parliamentary elections in Moldova.
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...