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Osnovana mreža za digitalna prava u Jugoistočnoj Evropi

Devetnaest organizacija iz jugoistočne Evrope udružilo je snage u novoosnovanu mrežu koja ima za cilj da unapredi zaštitu digitalnih prava i reši sve veće izazove koje donosi široka upotreba naprednih tehnologija u društvu. Pokrenuta od strane Balkanske istraživačke mreže - BIRN i SHARE Fondacije, Mreža...

‘Thousands of cameras’ – documentary exposes the dangers of mass biometric surveillance in Serbia

A civic initiative, #hiljadekamera , composed of concerned citizens, experts and digital rights organisations, has been vocal about the deterioration of privacy in Serbia resulting form massive introduction of video surveillance system with advanced face recognition in the capital Belgrade. Government of Serbia in cooperation...

Civic organizations condemn the hate speech while the authorities turn a blind eye on its proliferation

The hate speech phenomenon is once again the focus of the general public in North Macedonia and its use increased with the start of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Portalb.mk. With the increase of the number of people infected with COVID-19, the propaganda machinery, which...

Macedonian Helsinki Committee filed charges against academician Kulavkova regarding the hate speech tweet

The Macedonian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights today filed a denunciation against academic Katica Kulavkova for her statement on social networks, which incites intolerance among ethnic communities, as previously reported by Meta.mk. According to this leading human rights protection organization in the Republic of North...

Cryptocurrency Scammers flood European Facebook users with geo-targeted ads for fake Forbes.com articles

Scammers using fake Forbes articles and anti-EU disinformation as bait continue to target Facebook users across Europe, Metamorphosis Foundation warned in a statement issued in Skopje on May 28. Metamorphosis is a civil society organization from North Macedonia promoting digital rights and media literacy. Its...

Online e-Governance Conference kicks off from Estonia, summarizing European experiences

Under the motto "Giant leaps start with small steps," the e-Governance Conference started today, replacing the customary physical location in Estonian capital Tallinn with the virtual space. The conference is  organized by the e-Governance Academy, the pre-eminent  Estonian organization working in the field of digital...

Minister of Information Society and Administration, Manchevski informs that the electronic portal has 9000 registered users and every day they are using 128 services

After just two months after the portal for electronic services uslugi.gov.mk was put into use, there are almost 9000 registered users and every day they are using 128 electronic services, said the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Damjan Manchevski at today's press conference...

Metamorphosis Foundation takes part in cybersecurity training for pupils, teaching personnel, and parents

The Ministry of Information Society and Administration, the Ministry of Education and Science, OSCE Mission in Skopje and Metamorphosis Foundation have organized a One Day training for Cybersecurity for pupils, teaching personnel, and parents. The goal of the training is to raise the awareness...

Asja Metodieva: Zapadni Balkan pati od slabih medijskih sistema i nedostatka transparentnosti

Asja Metodieva radi na svom doktoratu na Centralnoevropskom univerzitetu (CEU), Budimpešta, istražujući radikalne pokrete, sa fokusom na regrutovanju stranih boraca. Njen rad “Russian Narrative Proxies in the Western Balkans”, koji je nedavno objavio Nemački Maršalov fond (German Marshal Fund -GMF), istražuje rast anti-zapadnih/proruskih narativa...

Zaev proposes a plan for joint battle against the disinformation

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, announcing the draft for a plan for combatting the disinformation and fake news, at press conference yesterday pointed out that misinformation and disinformation about North Macedonia, in addition to a part of the local media, is also spread by other...

Metamorphosis approach to fighting domestic and cross-border disinformation presented at POINT 8.0 conference in Sarajevo

From 16 to 18 May 2019 Metamorphosis shared key insights from their recent work at the 8th edition of the international conference Political Accountability and New Technologies – POINT in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. POINT is jointly organized by the ACTION SEE network, which is...

Metamorphosis Foundation takes part in the Stockholm Internet Forum 2019

Metamorphosis Foundation has been invited to contribute to one of the most important global events in the area of technology and the Internet, the Stockholm Internet Forum 2019 (SIF), currently taking place in Sweden. Organized by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Stockholm...

With elections just days away, Ukraine faces disinformation, cyber attacks and further Russian interference

Ukrainians will head for the polls on Sunday 31 March in what will be the first regular national elections since the country's 2014 Euromaidan revolution. With its Crimean peninsula still occupied by Russian forces, an ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine, and rising activity of far-right groups, the...

Facebook deletes thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran

Facebook today announced that it has deleted thousands of profiles from Macedonia, Kosovo, Russia and Iran, which had showed "unauthentic coordinated behavior". Of the social networks Facebook and Instagram, 2,632 profiles, pages, and groups were deleted for various reasons. Of the total number, 1,907 profiles...

Vuk Velebit: Serbian press more biased than Russian “Sputnik”

In Serbia, manipulation and misinformation on the part of pro-regime TV stations is part of everyday life. A major problem is the lack of information and the Government's intention to manipulate public opinion through its TV stations and discredit political opponents. Vuk Velebit is an...

Vuk Velebit: Srpska štampa je pristrastnija i senzacionalnija nego ruski “Sputnjik”

Vuk Velebit je autor i istrazivač koji se bavi ruskom propagandom u dnevnoj štampi Srbije. Istraživao je na koji način se stvara proruski narativ, odnosno da li se taj narativ stvara iz Rusije ili je on produkt novinara i urednika iz Srbije. Velebit je završio...

Open Data Portal is a good step forward, but for full transparency there is still a lot of work to be done

The creation and launch of the new Open Data Portal for the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia is a good step forward, which gives a clear signal of commitment to transparency. However, in order to identify the real potential benefits, it is...

Through the “21st Century Schools” project, the children will acquire digital skills

The British government will invest 10 million pounds to help a million pupils from the Western Balkans learn digital skills for the future. The "21st Century Schools" project started today and 330 elementary schools will take part in this project. Children on the age between...

Alma Janka: The best remedy against misinformation is media education

In an interview with Portalb.mk, Alma Janka, chief editor of Faktoje.al, a fact-checking service in Albania, says that the best "remedy" against misinformation is media education. According to her, there should be a greater spirit of cooperation between the media and other actors that...

The region will be digitized and the roaming tariffs will fall

The Minister of Information Society and Administration, Damjan Manchevski is the host to the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, the ministers and high representatives of the Western Balkans' countries and the Minister of Digital Policies, Telecommunications and Media in Greece,...