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Yilli Morina – 13 year-old mathematical genius from Skopje is tutoring university students

Yilli Morina isn't a boy who is spending his time outside playing football with his friends. He is only 13 years of age, lives in the Skopje suburb of Shuto Orizari and he spends almost every moment solving math and physics exercises and problems....

Over 400,000 used vehicles imported in North Macedonia since 2009, still no ban of sub-EURO 5 ones

No decision has been made so far to amend the regulation on the imports of used cars in North Macedonia, that will ban the import of vehicles below the EURO 5 gas emissions standard. This is the reply that Meta.mk received from the Ministry...

North Macedonia: 91% of the students request psychological counseling at faculties

The need to talk more and more about mental health is increasing every day, so in the developed countries in Europe and the world, psychological support or counseling is provided for the employees at their workplace. The same has been offered by universities to...

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'...

Waste selection slightly increased last year, but 82.7% of waste still ends up “mixed” in landfills

The waste selection remains an unsolvable problem for the households and the companies in the households and the companies in North Macedonia. In 2021, most of the communal waste that we have created, without any selection and depositing in separate containers, ended up in...

North Macedonia climbs 33 places on the 2022 World Press Freedom Index

North Macedonia ranked 57th on the Reporters Without Borders' 2022 World Press Freedom Index, climbing 33 places compared to 2021. Our country, together with Montenegro, marks the biggest leap in the Balkans region in the media freedom ranking. In this year's list, Montenegro marks...

The Western Balkans will need unity and cooperation across society to overcome press freedom challenges

In times of war and global polarization the Western Balkans region is divided along the lines of current polarizing forces. Disinformation campaigns, hate speech, physical attacks, threats, low income, poor economic status, divisions, self-censorship and job insecurity are the main challenges that the regional...

No shelter centers for abused women in North Macedonia’s Polog region – victims get refuge in other cities

“Violence against women” is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender‐based violence that result in, or are likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to women,...

5 years since the Bloody Thursday rampage in North Macedonia: Instead of peaceful transfer of power – effort for imposing complete dictatorship!

Today marks the 5th anniversary since the "Bloody Thursday", or the rampage in the Parliament of Macedonia (Now: North Macedonia) that occurred on the 27th of April 2017 when a group of people, including members of the security services, stormed the Parliament under the...

Russia donates monuments throughout Skopje and determines what inscriptions they will carry

"Eternal glory to the heroic fighters from the anti-Hitler's coalition who defeated Nazism and freed the European nations!" This sentence has been inscribed on the monument behind the Universal Hall in the center of Skopje, that was officially opened on the 9th of May...

Filip Stojanovski: Various actors are trying to undermine democracy with disinformation

At this year's "DISICON - Information Integrity’s Role in Defending Democracy" conference, Filip Stojanovski, Metamorphosis Foundation's Partnership and Resource Development Director, spoke about the foreign interventions in the process of undermining democracy, but also about Metamorphosis Foundation's efforts in the fight against disinformation, writes...

Government of North Macedonia’s recommendation about teaching with physical presence “confuses” university students

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Government of North Macedonia's recommendation that the teaching activities at the faculties of the universities in the country should continue with a physical presence, dazed both the universities and the students. Most of the higher education institutions that have implemented a combined teaching model...

Counterspin: Lavrov With Another Spin Justifies Russian Аggression Аgainst Ukraine

In an interview with four Serbian media outlets, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov used the well-known disinformation narrative about the military intervention in Ukraine, using the well-known phrase “special military operation” aimed at freeing the oppressed Russian population in Donbas and Luhansk. Lavrov reiterated that the entry of the...

North Macedonia: Low salaries deter young students from choosing teaching careers

The low salaries and the sizable administrative work in the education, but also the disrespect toward the teaching profession, is the reason that fewer and fewer prospective students in North Macedonia are choosing university studies in mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology. There are elementary...

US State Department blacklists Nikola Gruevski and Sasho Mijalkov

The US Department of State blacklisted the former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Sasho Mijhalkov, the former Director of UBK (Home Security and Counterintelligence Administration of the Republic of Macedonia), in response to their participation in major corruption processes in the Republic...

Violence against women has been promoted in the Balkans through popular music for 40 years

Ana Ninković, a student at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade caused numerous reactions on the social networks with her documentary film "Violence against women in the domestic songs" that she produced for her exam in "Pop Culture: From digital to trans-media", and...

Cleanup of landfills and dumps in eastern North Macedonia has been constantly postponed for a year

From March last year, through April and September, to the new promise for the current spring. This is the series of promises that had been given in the past year about the start of the cleanup of the non-standard municipal landfills and dumps that are...

АЈМ: European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Focus journalists in the case against Sasho Mijalkov

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favor of Focus journalists in the case against Sašo Mijalkov, former head of the secret service in Macedonia. The ruling in Strasbourg comes after in 2014 Macedonian domestic courts ruled that Focus newspaper editor Jadranka...

Portalb.mk marked its 10th anniversary

On the occassion of its 10th anniversary, Portalb.mk news site organized a panel discussion with the subject "The vision about North Macedonia," that was attended by representatives of civil society organizations, the executive power, the local governments, professors and students. Portalb.mk's Editor in Chief, Elida...

Census 2021: Almost 35% of population of North Macedonia aged 29 or less

In North Macedonia, there are 638.000 people up to 29 years of age, which is 34.7% of the total resident population in the country. According to the last census performed last year, this is 1,836,713 people. On the other hand, there are 419,125 people...