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“e-Society.mk” For real privacy protection, all laws should be harmonized with the law on personal data protection

(This content is a translation of the original article in Macedonian, published on the 7th of December 2022) What are the challenges in the implementation and harmonization of the Law on personal data protection, the manner in which the controllers cope with challenges and what...

“e-Society.mk”: Video surveillance can easily “delete” privacy

(This content is a translation of the original article in Macedonian, published on the 7th of December 2022) The video surveillance systems and the processing of biometric data have an enormous inherent risk of violating privacy, which is one of the human rights, and intrusion...

“е-Society.mk”: The best cybersecurity weapons are the prevention and the education of the society

(This content is a translation of the original article in Macedonian, published on the 6th of December 2022) We must have trained and educated citizens with both knowledge and skills if we want to counteract the cybersecurity challenges, while the country must be efficient and...

e-Society.mk annual conference opened, cyber resilience for freedom and security in focus

(This content is a translation of the original article in Macedonian, published on the 6th of December 2022) Metamorphosis Foundation for the 18th time organized the international e-Society.mk conference, which started on the 6th of December. The two-day conference in the Marriott hotel in Skopje...

Minister Bekteshi’s promise to ban the import of vehicles below EURO 5 standard is unfulfilled

(This content is a translation of the original article in Macedonian, published on the 6th of December 2022) The statement of Kreshnik Bekteshi, the Minister of Economy of North Macedonia, given at the end of January 2021 that by the end of the last year...

WHY IS IT (NOT) SO?: Myths and disinformation about the Comprehensive sexual education in North Macedonia

Sexual education in schools is one of the most discussed topics in North Macedonia. Until recently in the country, just the word “sex” was considered taboo. Adolescence is a period in life when people go through big physical, psychological, emotional and personality changes, that...

Organic food production in North Macedonia is underdeveloped, young people should be educated on healthy food

Organic food production in North Macedonia is constantly decreasing, although the demand for organic products is growing from year to year. According to the data of the State Statistical Office, in the last decade, the areas dedicated for organic production have been steadily decreasing....

While the citizens of North Macedonia breathe pollution, diesel consumption breaks all records [Infographic]

The “competition” of Skopje and the other cities in North Macedonia in breaking the world records for air pollution has commenced. While the data from “Iqair” indicates that Skopje is at the top of the world list of air pollution, together with the Asian...

With false bombs against education: The frequent interruptions of the teaching process in North Macedonia create damaged generations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in North Macedonia the school desks were substituted with computer monitors, while the homes were turned into classrooms. The classroom teaching was forcibly interrupted, imposing a challenge to both students and teaching staff. Lately, the teaching process is suffering from...

The EFCSN Association presented in Brussels as an advocate and voice for fact-checkers in Europe

The European Fact-Checking Standards Network (EFCSN) presented its Governance Body and newly-written Code of professional standards at a public event in Brussels on November 16 attended by representatives of EU institutions, digital media platforms and civil society. Over the past year, the EFCSN project has brought together...

Defamation lawsuit against Serbian investigative media outlet KRIK sets a dangerous precedent

Just a few days before receiving the EU Award for Investigative Journalism in Serbia 2022 on November 16, the Serbian investigative media outlet KRIK was sentenced in a SLAPP defamation lawsuit by a Serbian court for publishing news about a criminal trial, quoting the defendant's claim...

First Balkan female analog astronaut: Conducting science experiments cut off from the world in an analog space mission

Martina Dimoska is the first female analog astronaut from the Balkans. As a graduate student at International Space University, she's working towards becoming the first from North Macedonia to obtain a master's degree in Space Studies. She is the NASA Space Apps Challenge Local Lead for 2022,...

Wild animals in North Macedonia are dying on the roads while waiting for the first green crossing

The Balkan lynx often crosses the road between Gostivar and Kichevo that passes through his natural habitat. The recordings made by the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) show that this critically endangered animal is under risk on a daily basis to end up under the...

Unemployment the main problem of the youth in North Macedonia, European Commission alarms

Youth unemployment remains a problem that North Macedonia must work hard to solve, notes the latest Report of the EC on North Macedonia's EU accession progress. The youth and meeting the needs of this group remainс a challenge that has to be addressed and...

The suspect for the latest in the series of bomb threats in Skopje released after questioning

Items were seized from the home of the suspect for the latest bomb threat for high schools in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of North Macedonia told Meta.mk. With a search warrant by a public prosecutor, a search...

Government of NMacedonia’s promise to help the municipalities procure new waste containers and bins is partially fulfilled

The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia's Programme for Work for the period 2020-2024, promises that by the end of 2024, the government will provide direct support for the procurement of 10,000 bins and containers annually for the municipalities, as help towards protection...

North Macedonia’s Inclusion Festival reminds: People with disabilities deserve a lot more

The attendees at the Inclusion Festival that took place last week in Skopje, North Macedonia, couldn't stop their tears from falling. Their tears also dropped with hilarity when after the workshop for creative expression and the workshop for communication skills for persons with or...

For the fifth year in a row, EU with criticism about air pollution in North Macedonia, no remarkable progress noted

In 2022, just like in the previous years, the European Commission (EC) in its Report on North Macedonia's progress in the EU integration process, once again came up with criticism about air pollution in North Macedonia. In the chapter "Environment and climate change", EU...

Government of North Macedonia didn’t introduce the promised environmental stickers for vehicles

In late 2018, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia promised it will introduce environmental stickers for categorization of the pollution the vehicles cause, with a set deadline for implementation in 2019 and 2020. The promise written in the Program for Reducing Air...

Macedonia should intensify its digitalization activities, the European Commission remarks

Regarding digital transformation, the Republic of North Macedonia has a long way ahead. Even though the county has implemented reforms in this direction, there is still much work to be done. This is stated in EC's latest report, for 2022, on country's EU-accession progress....