The Dispatch: It’s Not Just Ukraine

The Dispatch: It’s Not Just Ukraine. “Through increased meddling in Moldova, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Putin has made it clear that he can pull the trigger and defrost frozen conflicts whenever he pleases. The U.S. and Europe must send information warfare teams to counter Moscow’s weaponization of secessionist movements.”

WIRED: An ‘Explosion’ of Anti-Ukraine Disinformation Is Hitting Moldova

WIRED: An ‘Explosion’ of Anti-Ukraine Disinformation Is Hitting Moldova. “Moldova, a small ex-Soviet nation sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, has been suffering from what researchers describe as ‘an explosion’ of disinformation since war broke out in Ukraine. In a type of smear campaign against Ukrainian refugees, researchers say, real videos that express anti-refugee messages are being artificially amplified across both Facebook and TikTok.”

UN AIDS: Republic of Moldova is pioneering high-tech community-led monitoring

UN AIDS: Republic of Moldova is pioneering high-tech community-led monitoring. “The Republic of Moldova has launched an online platform, ScorecardHIV, to measure progress in the country’s HIV response. The new tool includes indicators and data on epidemiology, funding and procurement, programmes, human rights and community-led services. It will allow governmental institutions, health programme managers, HIV service organizations, communities and other stakeholders to track the progress and assess the effectiveness of HIV programmes in the country. A data filtering system allows the customization of indicators in accordance with the user’s interests and needs.”

Lost and found: the photo project reuniting Moldovan villagers with their younger selves (The Calvert Journal)

The Calvert Journal: Lost and found: the photo project reuniting Moldovan villagers with their younger selves. “In 2016, film school student Victor Galușca found the negatives for thousands of photographs in an abandoned home in the northern Moldovan village of Roșietici….The incredible archive was made into a photo book, showcased at exhibitions in Chișinău and Bucharest, and is now available to view online. But the publicity also meant that people who recognised themselves in [Zaharia] Cușnir’s photographs got in touch with Galușca. The young photographer decided to embark on a new project: taking pictures of Cușnir’s former subjects with the black-and-white portraits of their younger selves.”

Jewish Heritage Europe: New web site provides open access database to ESJF surveys of 1500 Jewish cemeteries, in project co-funded by the EU

Jewish Heritage Europe: New web site provides open access database to ESJF surveys of 1500 Jewish cemeteries, in project co-funded by the EU. “The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (ESJF) has inaugurated a new web site dedicated to its ongoing, EU co-funded survey and mapping project of 1,500 Jewish cemeteries in five countries: Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, and Ukraine. The site includes an open access data base including all the cemetery sites being surveyed by ESJF teams in 2019-2020.”

BuzzFeed News: These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country’s Fake News

BuzzFeed News: These Developers Say It Took Three Years And A Chance Meeting To Get Facebook To Deal With Their Country’s Fake News. “Earlier this month Facebook proudly announced its latest victory over fake news. Ahead of an upcoming parliamentary vote in Moldova, the company had removed 168 Facebook accounts, 28 pages, and 8 Instagram accounts it believed to be ‘engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior.’ It was an important policing action for the Eastern European country, which is considered among the poorest and most corrupt in Europe. But it was a long time coming.”

Parliament Archive and Library of Moldova Will Be Digitized

The Parliament Archive and Library of Moldova will be digitized. “According to the concept, will be digitized files of bills, transcripts of plenary sittings of Parliament, the minutes of the meetings of the standing committees, comparative law studies, analytical character materials, reports, internal documents of Parliament subdivisions etc. These are to be stored on a platform of institutional electronic storage, which will be accessible online.”