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Serbia and its vaccination strategy
 - the game of geopolitics and disinformation

Season 1, Ep. 22

In February 2021, Serbia was leading the “vaccination race”, with the highest vaccinations rates within Europe. The news outlets were reporting that the government had been successful in its vaccination strategy, which prioritized healthcare over politics by looking at the purchase and distribution of vaccines as a healthcare issue.    

But half a year later the number of given jabs has stagnated - a result of many complex factors, such as historical and socio-political connotations, as well as problems in public discourse, disinformation and controversial narratives.  

Emma Hontebeyrie - IDM's Podcast Producer - is welcoming Vuk Velebit - a political analyst focusing on relations between Serbia, Russia and the West based in Belgrade - to discuss how the Serbian vaccination process overlaps the current complex political, geopolitical and informative discourse. 

Artwork recommended by the guest: Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories, Rob Brotherton, 2017

CEE – Central Europe Explained is a podcast series produced by the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, powered by Erste Group.  

With: Vuk Velebit

Production and editing: Emma Hontebeyrie

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