This is the first episode of Decoding Disinformation. This is not just another podcast series about exposing disinformation campaigns — which, yes, will do as well,  especially those targeting journalists and news outlets.

No, this series is also about how a group of journalists are investigating the strategies used by populists and extremist groups to divert attention from facts, create noise and, ultimately, generate uncertainty.

In this first episode, we talk about the big picture: What’s the role that disinformation plays in geopolitics, especially in Europe, given the rise of populism over the last decade? To make sense of it all, host Javier Luque talks with Carme Colomina, an expert on geopolitics and disinformation.

Guest: Carme Colomina, Research Fellow on European Union, disinformation and global politics at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB).

Producer and editor: Javier Luque, Head of Digital Communications at IPI.


This podcast series is part of the project Decoding the disinformation playbook of populism in Europe, which is supported by the European Media and Information Fund, managed by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.


The sole responsibility for any content supported by the European Media and Information Fund lies with the author(s) and it may not necessarily reflect the positions of the EMIF and the Fund Partners, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the European University Institute.