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“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”: Where are the Balkans in the Digital Agenda?

(This content is a translation of the original article in Macedonian, published on the 6th of December 2022) The first panel discussion of the 18th international conference e-Society.mk, which started on the 6th of December, was devoted to the topic “Digital Agenda Observatory – Where...

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...

DEBATE Growing Chinese influence in North Macedonia, while the citizens are dreaming of China as an economic giant

The direct investments in the economy, infrastructure, telecommunications, media, the academic cooperation with universities and the operations of the “Confucius” institutes are strategic instruments of the Chinese influence, not only in North Macedonia, but in other countries as well. Macedonian media do not report...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

European Summer Time in North Macedonia ends this weekend, the government decides at last

There will be no abandoning of the Daylight Saving Time decades-long practice and the European Summer Time in North Macedonia ends this weekend, the government announced. There was the option of abandoning the Daylight Saving Time (DST) altogether, but after the analyses by the Ministry...

The “Transparent Man” initiative of the Goethe Institut and the Metamorphosis Foundation began with the opening of an exhibition

The beginning of the “Transparent Man” initiative was marked today with the opening of the interactive exhibition “What the future wants” in “Public Room” in Skopje. The Goethe Institut Skopje in cooperation with the Metamorphosis Foundation implements this initiative, which aims to promote the...

“The Countryside” in Rankovce is the first horse therapy ranch in North Macedonia

Spending time with animals fills oneself with positive energy, cures disease, and saves lives. Therapy methods involving horses, dogs, and cats have been long known all over the world. Since recently, the Countryside ranch in Rankovce Municipality, in the northeast of North Macedonia is...

A false bomb threat by public transport company’s employee interrupted the bus transportation in Skopje

After abomb threat for a hand grenade placed in one of the buses was sent by an employee of the Public Transport Enterprise – Skopje (JSP), all the buses of this enterprise were withdrawn this morning and were not running. As the company informed,...

North Macedonia’s ruling party with a motion to forbid political parties to spread hatred and promote nazism

SDSM, North Macedonia's ruling party proposed motion for amending the Law on Political Parties to increase transparency and oblige the parties to distance themselves from the fascism, Nazism and national socialism, but also from ethnic intolerance and spreading hatred. The draft law will allow...

The trial on the blaze that killed 14 in the COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo postponed again

The court hearing about the deadly fire in September 2021 in the modular COVID-19 hospital in Tetovo, North Macedonia, yesterday was postponed for the second time. Fourteen people died in the incident. Two of the defendants, Dr. Boban Vuchevski and the hospital's former Financial Director...

Let’s feed the economies, not the landfills – how the food banks help in the fight against hunger?

Let's feed the economies, not the landfills. This is the motto of the Food Bank Macedonia, which for 12 years has been fighting tirelessly against dumping food as waste and against hunger in North Macedonia. Meta.mk talked with Dushko Hristov, founder and general manager...

In NMacedonia, state institutions without web sites and social networks presence, but with press officers “who are on vacation”

The levels of transparency and accountability of the state institutions in North Macedonia vary widely. Some of the state organs rank high on the list of accountable institutions, and are even among the best in the region, while others are at the bottom of...

Membership is shifting from one pro-Russian party to another in North Macedonia

In the two Macedonian parties with a pro-Russian ideology, “Rodina Makedonija” and “Obedineta Makedonija”, there has been turbulence in the recent period, that is, over 240 founders from “Rodina Macedonia” submitted to the Constitutional Court a request to leave the party, and for it...