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Truthmeter.mk: Agency for management of confiscated property operates at half capacity

The Agency employs 45 people, half of whom are security guards. According to the systematization, there should be 75 employees. Thousands of vehicles are awaiting court rulings. The value of the confiscated property is an indicator of the (non)functioning of the anti-corruption system, writes...

Pupils in North Macedonia simulate murders from Squid Game, psychologists warn of its dangerous impact

During the breaks, pupils across North Macedonia are simulating murders and are completing other violent challenges copied from the popular South Korean TV series Squid Game. This TV show provoked fierce reactions due to its negative effects on the children and the young people, and...

The Battleground: Montenegro in Crisis – Serbian Nationalist Threats

This article by Srdja Pavlovic was first published in The Battleground and is reprinted by Meta.mk with permission. Montenegro’s Democratic Front (DF) recently issued its most significant threat to date to their partners in the ruling coalition. Milan Knezevic, who has been recognised as the party’s...

Epidemy of Lies in the Balkans – online panel discussion organized by Istinomer on December 14

On the occasion of its 11th birthday, the first fact-checking media outlet in the Balkans region Istinomer will organize the online panel discussion “Epidemy of Lies on the Balkans” which will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 16:00 CET on Zoom. Istinomer, based...

Hate speech and harrasment campaign against Metamorphosis staff continues with impunity: “Should we shoot them or bring funeral wreaths to their homes?”

"Here is the cancer of the society," "slowly we are completing the list, information is arriving from all sides and we already have their home addresses," "poor bastards, they don't know they will be erased too, and very quickly," "should we shoot them or...

Macedonian Railways having difficulties with maintenance of the Chinese trains, timetable barely functional

Although this summer the train between Skopje and Prishtina and the express trains for Belgrade and Thessaloniki didn't travel, the RNM's railway company can barely maintain the current timetable with only 15 planned departures from the Skopje Train Station. During the summer, the passenger...

Will a new US TV series on the ‘Macedonian teens who helped elect Trump’ perpetuate a tired cliché?

The so-called “Macedonian teenagers” who set up networks of fake news sites in the lead-up to the 2016 United States election continue to turn a profit — not so much for themselves anymore, but for producers looking to capitalize on the exaggerated trope, Global...

Fake news and (self) regulation in the focus of the electoral manifestos of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM

The media and the self-regulation, the threats and lawsuits that the journalists face, the fake news, media literacy, and the financial support for the media are all present in the electoral manifestos of two of the biggest political parties that will be participating in...

Number of people infected with COVID-19 on the rise in North Macedonia, number of face mask violations drops (infographic)

In the last 24 hours, the police registered 412 people who were caught not wearing face masks and. consequently, will be fined in accordance with the offence regulations provided by the Government of North Macedonia, informed the Ministry of Interior (MOI). The MOI urged...

“This is madness”, cry the environmentalists against the new mines promissed in the electoral campaign

The concern among the environmental activists who fight against the mines in the Southeastern part of North Macedonia increased when during its election campaign VMRO-DPMNE revealed its stances about the development of the country's mining capacities as was shown in their election program. The program...

Οι Μη Κυβερνητικές Οργανώσεις καταδικάζουν την έκφραση μίσους, οι αρμόδιοι κλείνουν τα μάτια τους στη διάδοσή της

Το φαινόμενο της έκφρασης μίσους, τις τελευταίες ημέρες βρίσκεται και πάλι στο επίκεντρο της επικαιρότητας στη Δημοκρατία της Βόρειας Μακεδονίας, ενώ η χρήση της αυξήθηκε με την εμφάνιση της πανδημίας του κορωνοϊού, αναφέρει η διαδικτυακή πύλη Portalb.mk. Με την αύξηση του αριθμού κρουσμάτων του...

Неправителствените организации осъждат речта на омразата, властите си затварят очите, преди нейното разпространение

Феноменът на речта на омразата през последните дни отново е във фокуса на обществеността в Северна Македония и употребата й се увеличи с началото на пандемията с коронавирусa, пише Порталб.мк. С увеличаването на броя на хората, заразени с ковид -19, пропагандната машина, която включва...

Nevladine organizacije osuđuju govor mržnje, nadležni zatvaraju oči pred njegovim širenjem

Fenomen govora mržnje poslednjih dana ponovo je u fokusu javnosti u Severnoj Makedoniji, a njegova upotreba se povećala sa početkom pandemije koronavirusa, piše Portalb.mk. Sa povećanjem broja obolelih od Kovida-19, propagandna mašinerija, čiji su deo i brojni uticajni mediji delimično u mađarskom vlasništvu, ovih...

Εβδομάδα αβεβαιοτήτων, με προεκλογικές μπλόφες και διάφανες απειλές

Η αβεβαιότητα σχετικά με την ανακοίνωση των εκλογών την προηγούμενη βδομάδα, αναζωπύρωσε και πάλι το κλίμα της μακεδονικής πολιτικής σκηνής. Ο πρώην πρωθυπουργός και ηγέτης του SDSM, Ζόραν Ζάεβ, πρόσφατα (03.02.2020) ανακοίνωσε ότι υπάρχει η πιθανότητα αναβολής των πρόωρων κοινοβουλευτικών εκλογών που είχαν ανακοινωθεί...

A week full of suspense, pre-election bluffs and white lies in Macedonia

The suspense around the calling the elections this past week again rose the temperature among the Macedonian political public to fever pitch. The former Prime Minister and President of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, announced that it is possible for the early parliamentary elections to be...

Седмица на несигурност, предизборен блъф и видими заплахи

Несигурността относно свикването на изборите през отминаващата седмица отново засили атмосферата в македонската политическа общественост. Бившият премиер и лидер на СДСМ, Зоран Заев тези дни (03.02.2020) обяви, че е възможно отлагане на провеждането на предсрочните парламентарни избори, насрочени за 12 април, а най-голямата опозиционна...

Sudski šou u Severnoj Makedoniji: “Specijalni“ tužilac Janeva se sakrila, a javni tužilac Ruskovska“trese gaće sudijama“

Apelacioni sud je u utorak doneo odluku da bivši specijalni tužilac Katica Janeva, koja je osumnjičena u slučaju “Reket”, iz pritvora bude poslata u kućni pritvor, gde će sačekati suđenje koje treba da počne 3. decembra. Janeva, koja je do juče vodila instituciju sa najvišim...

The EU is like a millipede: The French Ambassador was sweating over while justifying Macron

During the press conference that lasted an hour and a half, the French Ambassador in Macedonia, Christian Thimonier was grilled by the journalists. The Ambassador tried to explain France's motives for standing against the start of the negotiations of the EU with North Macedonia....

For the first time in Macedonia a vetting process is planned to be introduced

ПThe process of integrity check, the work and the professionalism of the employees i.e. the so-called vetting will be implemented for the first time in Macedonia. This process will start in the Ministry of Interior, and the working groups have started with the preparations....

Как специалният прокурор Янева срина доверието в институциите на Северна Македония

Специaлният прокурор Катица Янева, от героиня, чийто силует на летните тениски носеха и млади и стари, в порива за събаряне на правителството на Груевски, завърши разочароващо безславно в ареста за злоупотреба със служебно положение. Лицето, което трябваше да бъде (а по едно време и...