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 some 50 countries (in particular in the former Soviet Union and the Balkan countries, but also in Africa, Asia, South America and recently Middle East). More specifically, we have worked in the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
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 and 2008), Ukraine (2004, 2015-2016), Russia (2005-11, 2015), Azerbaijan (2008, 2013-2015), Myanmar (2010-11 and 2015-16), Serbia (2012-2014) and Georgia (2013-2015).
Voľby 2020: Dostatok kvalitných informácií aj napriek dezinformačným snahám
Bratislava, 24. marca 2020 – Podľa spoločnej správy MEMO 98 a GLOBSEC Policy Institute mali slovenskí občania v ostatný...
SNS party was the most presented party on RTVS -
SNS party received almost 25 % of the coverage on TA3 -
Investigation of the murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée was a dominant topic -
Televised debates on RTVS and TA3 featured mainly SMER-SD and SNS
In recent years, the manner of how people receive political messages has changed profoundly also in relation to the growing impact of social media. These changes also brought with them some negative phenomena, such as a substantial increase in unverified,...
In the framework of the Council of Europe project “Supporting the transparency, inclusiveness and integrity of electoral practice in Ukraine” and in cooperation with the Council of Europe project “Strengthening Freedom of Media, Access to Information and Reinforcing Public Broadcasting System in Ukraine”, our expert Rasťo Kužel was hired to design the methodology of traditional and social media monitoring during both Ukrainian elections in 2019 and to oversee the implementation of the monitoring during the 31 March and 21 April presidential election. The project was implemented within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018 – 2021
The appearance of various types of disinformation and their threat to the integrity of elections have become gradually an issue of global concern. There is a need to have a better definition of problems and terms, and a deeper understanding of the challenge...
Brussels, 28 May 2019 - Between 1 April and 15 May 2019, MEMO 98, a Slovak non-profit specialist media-monitoring organization, with the assistance of international experts, monitored 48 public Facebook accounts of parties running in the European Parliament...
MEMO 98 has a long history of exploring the coverage of political subjects and their representatives in the media, both in Slovakia as well as abroad. This report analyses the presentation of the candidates running for president of the Slovak Republic in...