Entries by DFC Team

Truths and misleads

The arrival of Metropolitan Onufry, the head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, was the topic of the new column of the rector of the Seminary of Saint Peter of Cetinje, Gojko Perovic, published yesterday (February 26) in a daily Vijesti. The significance of the information reflects in father Gojko’s announcement that the […]

Montenegro’s information environment through history

The following article is the first piece of a two-part series done by our team and published by the DFRLab. Read more about the developments that shaped #Montenegro as a country, media, and information environment as well as foreign influence it faces today. During the last two months, the Balkan nation of Montenegro has been […]

Russian support to the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro

In the midst of the events regarding the adoption of the Law on Freedom of Religion, Russian influence and its meddling into political, national and religious (co)existence in Montenegro are becoming more intense. Russia is again using the opportunity to interfere in the internal affairs of Montenegro with a strong and dynamic media campaign. The […]

Outright deception of the public

A coordinated campaign against Montenegro, which has been spreading negative and bizarre disinformation over the last 3 months, continues unabated Another narrative has emerged in the last few days: NATO requires from the President of Montenegro to introduce a state of emergency, as a response to current litanies, that are being held twice a week. […]

Three narratives

A regulated religious life in Montenegro has made public debate mostly focus on the Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro. The Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral (MPC) is an institution that, according to many public opinion surveys, the citizens of Montenegro trust the most. For this reason, the attention of the public is conditioned by […]



At the press conference, held in the premises of the Atlantic Council of Montenegro on January 28, 2020, Milan Jovanovic from the Digital Forensic Center presented the new research concerning the current disinformation campaign. The goal of the presentation was to display quantitative and qualitative results, with reference to the key examples of disinformation, media […]

Borba’s continuous fight against ANB

During 2019, there have been a considerable number of texts published by Montenegrin media to discredit the Montenegrin institutions. In most of them, it is about the institutions of crucial importance, that concern defense, and security, being the pillar of the protection and security of a state and society. Attacks on those institutions are periodical, […]

The real goal – to improve the defense against cyber-attacks

The arrival of NATO counter-hybrid support team in Montenegro drew a lot of attention, particularly of the media inclined to sensationalistic narratives. Even though the goal of the experts’ visit to our country is to improve our services’ defense against cyber-attacks, as confirmed from the Alliance, some media wrote about the visit in a them-characteristic […]

Turbulent Parliament night

The Proposal to the Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Legal Status of Religious Communities was adopted by the votes of the ruling majority and the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The Proposal to the Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Legal Status of Religious Communities, which will regulate, among […]