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Artificial intelligence: A modern-day tool of the digital era for development of the societies and the civilization

Since the invention of the computer, people have been fascinated by the idea that one day it can become smarter than the humans. A conversation published on Internet several weeks ago has made people believe that this future may be closer than we thought....

Institutions use the interoperability platform “as they wish”, citizens wander around counters [infographic]

Institutions in the RNM communicate very little with each other through the Interoperability Platform, which is intended for the exchange of data through electronic systems, with the aim of more efficient and faster provision of services. The data provided by Portalb.mk show that, in...

Josifovska-Danilovska: Without a digital identity there is no continuation of the digital transformation of public services

Digital identity is very important to discuss in the digital age because without digital identity we will not be able to continue with the digital transformation of public services. Estonia’s road to digitalization is a good example to follow and master in the local...

Hackathons are the main door for promoting young people’s innovative business ideas

The innovative ideas by young winners at the data hackathons, organized by Metamorphosis Foundation as part of the USAID's Project for Civic Engagement, but also other initiatives in the region, have proven their big potential at today's panel discussion on the subject of "What...

Open Data Conference: The public interest prevails on the side of the right to information, as opposed to the right to privacy

The public interest establishes the balance between basic human rights and the freedom of expression/informing and privacy. If the public interest prevails over the private interest, then the data and information can be revealed regardless of if they represent a violation of the privacy...

The international Open Data conference “Data and the Culture of Openness” starts tomorrow

On the 18th of May 2022, starting at 12:00 h in Skopje, the Metamorphosis Foundation will organize a three-day international conference for open data "Data and the Culture of Openness" as part of the USAID funded Civic Engagement Project. The conference will contribute to defining...

Threats and hate speech for North Macedonia Union of High School Students after satire article

The „Kooperacija.mk“satire web site recently published a satirical article titled "I WANT THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS TO BE CANCELLED!! WE WANT TO LEARN!!!" allegedly written after the statement by a high school student and illustrated with a photo from the most recent public appearance of...

North Macedonia: Abuse of personal data of mobile phone subscribers in marketing campaigns

The holidays always represent an opportunity for sales companies to conduct various marketing campaigns for their products. So, they will often call "by random choice" potential customers to offer vouchers and attractive discounts. But it isn't clear how they manage to find the subscribers'...

Stojanovski for Lokalno: Political and Media Circles Have Been Accustoming Macedonians for Years That Hate Speech Is Something “Normal”

Since the Russian-Ukrainian crisis started, a propaganda war started on social media in our country, full of hate speech and “cheering” for one of the warring parties. Certain political and media circles have for years been accustoming the citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia...

Artificial intelligence has already arrived, we only need to know how to reap the benefits

We should not be afraid that artificial intelligence (AI) could completely replace man, because it can only be a tool that will make some things easier. Just as we all now use a computer and it helps us, so AI can be a tool...

Debate on digitalization: There is a basis for fully electronic services, but much remains to be done

For fully digital services for the citizens, it is necessary to provide the proper technical and personnel solutions, to adopt additional legal changes and bylaws, and although now the basis for digitalization is laid, much remains to be done for its successful completion and...

Much more ought to be done in practice to spread truth – instead of just reacting to disinformation!

Facing the data from numerous public opinion polls and analyses which indicate that the public opinion is shifting away from the mainstream media toward the Internet, mostly to the social networks, and that more and more people are influenced by the social networks and...

Online conference on disinformation “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens” will be held on 28 June 2021

Metamorphosis Foundation and Eurothink are pleased to announce that the conference on disinformation, titled  “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens” will be held on 28 June 2021 (Monday). The event will be held online, on the “ZOOM” platform, and simultaneous translation in Macedonian, Albanian and English...

Teachers give support: Changes in primary education in North Macedonia bring benefits to the minority communities

The reform of the primary education that will start at the beginning of the next school year are good for the whole society in North Macedonia. From what we saw and understood so far, and we have seen pretty much, and taking into account...

The POINT Conference starts with a discussion about the elections in the Balkans during the pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the leading regional annual conference about political responsibility and new technologies - POINT is returning with a new, online format: POINT Talks. Today, the 5th of February 2021,, starting at 15h, the first of series of events will take...

The pandemic directed the light to the problems and the need for functional digitalization of higher education

Empty amphitheaters, empty student dormitories - the pandemic has emptied the locations where students used to live, study and socialize. During last year, the lectures and the exams took place at home and the new conditions for studying additionally stressed the problems that the...

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...

E-Society.mk: It takes digital “maturity” to bring digital transformation of the society

The 16th edition of the international conference "E-Society.mk" with the subject of "Inclusion and Effectiveness - Good Governance and Internet" has started today and for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is completely organized online. The event is organized by Metamorphosis...

Investigative article: Citizens still go to the counters, N. Macedonia is 10 years behind Europe in digitalization (I) – Portalb.mk

Citizens of North Macedonia can hardly obtain documents "with just one click" on the Internet. This is because the state provides limited electronic services, the potential of the e-portal is not fully used, and citizens, although they have the equipment, do not have enough...

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Facebook is changing its internal rules by including Holocaust denial in its definition of hate speech, after suffering criticism for not doing enough to tackle this form of toxic disinformation. Monika Bickert, VP of Content Policy published a blog post on October 12 announcing that...