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Interviews, newspaper sections, shows and columns – The growing presence of China in the media in North Macedonia

Collage of photographs by Meta.mk   TV shows, newspaper sections dedicated to China, columns and interviews of the Chinese Ambassador to North Macedonia, as well as promoting and publishing media content from leading Chinese media that are under the direct control of the Chinese Communist Party....

The disinformation coupled with abuse of artificial intelligence can be harmful to the elections

The last session of today’s e-Society.mk International Conference, which has been organized by Metamorphosis Foundation for the 19th time this year, was dedicated to the issue of disinformation and abuse of artificial intelligence for malign influence on democracy or, more specifically, on the elections...

EU does not negate the Macedonian nation, history and statehood

The facts show that the EU does not deny the Macedonian language, identity, and statehood in any way whatsoever. The reason why Ukraine and Moldova started EU accession talks before North Macedonia is not related to the EU disputing the Macedonian nation, language, history,...

Metamorphosis Foundation is establishing a Coalition For Responsible Artificial Intelligence in North Macedonia

Photo: Meta.mk, 19 December 2023 Metamorphosis Foundation launched a process of establishing a Coalition For Responsible Artificial Intelligence, that will include stakeholders from several sectors, informed Bardhyl Jashari, Executive Director of the Foundation, closing this year’s edition of the international conference “e-Society.mk”, which was organized...

Young people in a three-day-workshop learned about data visualization [Gallery]

Photo: Meta.mk A three-day training on data journalism and visualization was held in Public Room in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, from 14 to 16 December. The training in English was attended by 14 young people, primarily students and journalists from all over North...

Bojana Zorić: Media literacy is crucial in addressing the problem of foreign interference, the youth is a critical voice in addressing the security challenges

The security problems in the Western Balkans are now also related to disinformation and fake news which try to destabilize the region and may hinder realization of the most important strategic objectives in the Western Balkans. On this topic and others, Portalb.mk conducted an...

Bulgaria did not allow the overflight of Lavrov’s plane due to the sanctions against Zakharova, not because of N. Macedonia

Sergey Lavrov at the press conference in Skopje, 01.12.2023 Photo: Bojan Blazhevski, meta.mk The spokeswoman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, was part of the Russian delegation at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Skopje. Her presence on the Russian plane forced Bulgaria to...

Germany, Slovenia aim to push EU accession for the Western Balkans

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and her Slovenian counterpart Tanja Fajon want to work together to boost the accession of the Western Balkan countries to the European Union, they said at talks in Ljubljana on Tuesday, writes German news agency DPA. "It is our common...

A well known pro-Russian political figure in N.Macedonia suspected of the murder of a 14-year-old girl

Ljupcho Palevski–Palcho, a well-known political figure with pro-Russian attitudes, was today pointed out by the Macedonian Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Public Prosecution as the organizer of the abduction and the murderer of a 14-year-old girl. The girl, Vanja Gjorchevska was reported missing...

“Amber Allert” turned into the black ribbon: N.Macedonia in sorrow after a 14-year-old abducted girl found dead

Social networks profiles of citizens of North Macedonia increasingly show the black ribbon on the profile pictures, after the Ministry of Interior (MoI) tonight confirmed the death of the 14-year-old Vanja Gjorchevska, kidnapped 7 days ago. The ministry confirmed that the girl who was...

Levica snatched up Kremlin’s megaphone

Representatives of Levica on the celebration in Moscow on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet Pioneers Photo: Official Levica's FB page A large part of the public in North Macedonia already perceives Levica (The Left) as a pro-Russian party,...

NMacedonia’s FM Osmani: Russia destabilizes the Western Balkans with visible steps

Bujar Osmani, the current Chairman of the OSCE and Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, said today that the Russian Federation is a factor of destabilization in the Western Balkans region. Unlike the US and EU support for N.Macedonia and the entire region,...

Lavrov created drama in Skopje: Instead of giving answers, he argued with journalists

Written speech and disputes with journalists comprised Sergey Lavrov’s tactics in the press conference; Photo: Meta.mk Russia turned today’s press conference of Sergei Lavrov into a propagandist theater play in the heart of Skopje, wishing to overshadow the last day and the conclusions of the...

OSCE Ministerial Council: Harsh condemnations of Russia’s war against Ukraine and the blockade of OSCE

Harsh condemnations of Russia's military aggression against Ukraine and Russia's blockade of the OSCE operations were voiced by the speakers at the beginning of the OSCE Ministerial Council today in Skopje. They sent a message that the Russian aggression against Ukraine violates the Final...

Macedonian PM will not meet Russian FM Sergei Lavrov

North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Dimitar Kovachevski before the start of the OSCE Ministerial Council that is held in Skopje, said that he would not meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He noted that each country in its own way sends a message about Russia's...

OSCE parallel conference: Russia is brutal towards Ukraine, the role of the civil society is extremely important

From the address of Pia Kauma, the president of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Photo: Meta.mk Democracy is declining in countries where there is no room for civil society activism. We are witnessing an alarming number of armed conflicts, in the last year we have been...

Blinken and Osmani: We remain united in our support for Ukraine

Photo Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and North Macedonia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani welcomed the decision that paves the way for Malta to become the next chairman of the OSCE in 2024, which...

Metamorphosis and NOVA working together to raise students’ media literacy knowledge

Novakovski and Jashari signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. Photo: Meta.mk The Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society and NOVA International School Skopje launched cooperation for joint raising of the media literacy of the students' media literacy and raising awareness about the role of digital media...

Macedonian journalists send a message on the protest: NO to censorship

Dozens of Macedonian journalists from several media outlets yesterday came out for a peaceful protest in front of the Civil Court in Skopje, expressing their revolt against the court verdict against the Investigative Reporting Laboratory (IRL), which is seen as a threat of censorship,...

Antidisinfo.net – New Tool for Fighting Disinformation

The Metamorphosis Foundation launched its new website – Anti-disinformation Network for the Balkans, Antifisinfo.net. This website is a vital resource for the public, journalists and policy-makers for revealing foreign malign influence in the Western Balkan by exposing and mapping the flow of disinformation and propaganda originating...