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· August, 2020

Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2020

Disinformation about Belarus spreads in the Balkans via online portals and social media

Fact-checkers from Serbia and North Macedonia have been detecting and countering disinformation favoring the authoritarian regime in Belarus in the mold of previous propaganda narratives from pro-Kremlin troll armies.

Devastated hilltop in Myanmar’s jade mining region remains home for scores of families despite danger

Despite the danger of further landslides, 77 families remain, saying they cannot afford to relocate.

In Trinidad & Tobago, the use of Black iconography in Emancipation Day ads backfires

"This ad brings to light greater issues of the way Africans are represented in media and how careless and flippant many media programmers are with African icons, legacy, and symbols."

Five months after the elections, Guyana swears in new president

After multiple court actions challenging the election's results, the Guyana Elections Commission declared Mohamed Irfaan Ali of the opposition People's Progressive Party (PPP) as the country's new president.

Anti-pandemic measures in their home countries deter EU tourists from visiting North Macedonia

Tourism in North Macedonia is suffering because of the lack of foreign visitors, and people in the industry are appealing for additional government aid.

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