Holger Roonemaa is an investigative journalist for Ekspress Media, Estonia, and has also written for Buzzfeed. Ever wondered how you can find the source of rumors and misinformation? How it would feel to have, not only yours but your mum’s personal details added to a neo-nazi forum? Matteo Bergamini talks to Holger about the importance of investigative journalism, including details on his biggest investigation to date, which led to the exposure of a state-sponsored disinformation campaign. Holger also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by disinformation.
Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.
Presented by Matteo Bergamini
Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.
This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.