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Meta.mk’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Blazhevski on young people’s emigration from North Macedonia: We have strategies, their implementation is lacking

We should do more in North Macedonia if we want to lower the number of young people that are fleeing the country. I think we don't have problems when it comes to creating strategies for solving this problem, but the implementation has been lacking, said Meta.mk's Deputy Editor-in-Chief Bojan Blazhevski, speaking at the "The economic migration and brain drain"...

Portalb.mk’s Editor-in-Chief Zylbeari: Fight against disinformation expands, we can counteract disinformation with coordinated actions

As fact-checkers, we have faced many attacks in our work, but that is our routine challenge. I wouldn't like to forecast how the war against the disinformation will end, I just see it as a hybrid war and it will step up. However, with coordinated actions, we can become more resilient. We can start engaging everyone in the society,...

Truthmeter’s Editor-in-Chief Petreski: Western Balkans a target of foreign disinformation campaigns; we are working on revealing them

The malign influences which utilize disinformation spreads in the Western Balkans have a regional nature, and, as a result, one disinformation is crossing the border from one country to another and then it returns to the country of origin in a very degenerated form, and this can cause even greater damage, pinpointed Vladimir Petreski, the Editor-in-Chief of "Truthmeter.mk in...

Jashari: Moscow the source of the Euroscepticism campaign in North Macedonia

One of the fake news campaigns in North Macedonia is aiming to increase the skepticism among the citizens regarding the European Union, said the Metamorphosis Foundation's Director Bardhyl Jashari in "Click Plus" on TV 21. In the show he spoke about the ways the disinformation undermines the democracy, writes Portalb.mk "In North Macedonia, the support for the EU in...

Disinformation is a security problem, we should start working together to prevent consequences

The disinformation poses a threat to North Macedonia's security and all the factors in the society must work together to prevent the consequences. This, among other things, was said at the "Solutions and Next Steps - Recommendations for Joint Action" session of the "Dealing with Disinformation in the Republic of North Macedonia" conference, organized by Metamorphosis Foundation. This session...

People in North Macedonia aware about disinformation, but counteracting this evil requires great efforts

The main actors in the process of counteracting the effects of the disinformation should be the institutions that are tasked with the creation of media policies, but also the media outlets and the journalists. Still, a systematic approach, with participation of several other factors is essential, said researcher Gjorgji Mitrevski at "The Situations and Challenges Related to the Influence...

Metamorphosis Foundation conference: Disinformation can contribute to destabilization of North Macedonia

The disinformation is directed against our Euro-Atlantic orientation; in particular, since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, North Macedonia is target of disinformation whose aim is to incite anti-Western sentiments among the citizens of North Macedonia and to promulgate hazy alternatives for the EU and NATO. Due to its potential to undermine the strategic orientation, the disinformation...

Debate: Pro-Russian narratives in North Macedonia’s media serve to cast doubt in country’s North Atlantic orientation

There are indications that part of the political party structures were created with Russian assistance as well, especially in the period when Gruevski's regime began to crumble i.e. when it was clear that it cannot stick around anymore. Starting from 2015, with the presentation of the audio "bombs" and the situation with the events in Kumanovo that...

Andrey Zakharov from the BBC Russian service: For 8 years, the Propaganda has been preparing people to support the war in Ukraine

Андреј Захаров
Andrey Zakharov is an investigative journalist from the Russian service of BBC. He moved from Russia in November last year, when he was being designated as foreign agent in Russia, as many other journalists. He is currently living in one European country. In an interview for Truthmeter, he speaks about the Russian propaganda and the way it spreads, the...

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 Portalb.mk. Stojanovski stressed that the integrity of the information and the integrity of the elections...

Russian Propaganda in Macedonia in 2018: “United Macedonia” as a “Pawn” of “United Russia”

The recent expulsion of five Russian diplomats is not the first expulsion of Russian diplomats from Macedonia. For the first time, Macedonia expelled a Russian diplomat in 2018, when not only the intensified Russian propaganda influence was noticeable, but also an attempt for Russian political influence by supporting the Macedonian clone of “United Russia”, writes Truthmeter.mk. Under the syndicating agreement...

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 Russian army into Ukraine should bring “demilitarization and denationalization of the Ukrainian armed forces and the...

The Russian scientific, educational and cultural cobweb in North Macedonia

The cobweb of Russian influence in North Macedonia is also being built through science, education and culture. This is achieved by placing topics related to scientific, cultural and educational, as well as a religious community with Russia, joint appearances and celebrations of important dates said representatives of the academic community and media reactions related to celebrations, activities and concrete...

Ibraimi: There are indications that the Russian influence will continue in the Balkans despite the war in Ukraine

In general, I do not believe that the Russian disinformation campaign and the current support of the misperception about the war in Ukraine will affect the possible change of the foreign policy of N. Macedonia. There are currently no real opportunities for war in the Balkans. Russian disinformation by hybrid means continues to spread, giving a vain hope to...

Bujar Osmani: Our country is in coordination with NATO and EU countries to prevent Russian disinformation in North Macedonia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, in an interview with Portalb.mk says that disinformation and propaganda are tools of war and that the Government treats them as such. He says that the state has difficulties in preventing the daily mass penetration of disinformation in the creation of public opinion. According to him, the fight against...

Disinformation systematically undermining fight against COVID-19 in North Macedonia

The spread of disinformation about the coronavirus and the vaccines against COVID-19 during the pandemic is undermining the fight against the coronavirus, and the state has to take appropriate measures to deal with the disinformation. This, among other things, was pinpointed by the participants in the discussion "Fight Against COVID-19 Related Disinformation" organized by Metamorphosis Foundation as part of...

Ελληνική ιστοσελίδα βρήκε 200.000 ομοφυλόφιλοι στην Βόρεια Μακεδονία

Фото: Арбнора Мехмети
Η ελληνική ιστοσελίδα «Βαλκανικό Περισκόπιο», η οποία δημοσιεύει διάφορες ειδήσεις από τα Βαλκάνια, αλλά και για τις ΥΠΑ, για την Εγγύς Ανατολή, την Ρωσία, την Αρμένια, ακόμα και για την Λιβύη, δυο μέρες από την πραγματοποίηση της πρώτης Παρέλασης Υπερηφάνειας στα Σκόπια, δημοσίευσε άρθρο, βασίζοντας σε μια μακεδονική ιστοσελίδα η οποία θεωρεί ότι 200.000 άτομα στη Βόρεια Μακεδονία είναι ομοφυλόφιλοι. Το...

Greek website spreads disinformation about 200.000 homosexuals in North Macedonia

Фото: Арбнора Мехмети
Greek website "Valkaniko Periscopo" which published various types of news from the Balkans region including the USA, the Near East, Russia, Armenia and even from Libia, two days after the first Pride Parade in Skopje occurred, has published a news that refers to a Macedonian website that states even 200.000 people in Macedonia are homosexuals. The number stated by this...

Ελληνικά μέσα ενημέρωσης ισχυρίζονται ότι ο Ζάεφ συναντήθηκε με τον Αμερικανό πρεσβευτή Πάιατ στην Χαλκιδική

Μερικές ελληνικές ενημερωτικές ιστοσελίδες, αλλά και η σοβαρή Το ΒΗΜΑ, με χειραγωγικό δημοσίευμα αναφορικά με την ταυτόχρονη επίσκεψη στην Χαλκιδική του πρωθυπουργού Ζόραν Ζάεφ και του Αμερικανού πρεσβευτή στην Αθήνα Τζέφρι Πάιατ, έδωσαν την εντύπωση στο ελληνικό κοινό πως οι δυο άνδρες συναντήθηκαν «υπό άκρα μυστικότητα» το προηγούμενο σαββατοκύριακο. Αναφέροντας σε «ανώνυμες ασφαλείς πηγές» την πληροφορία πρώτη την δημοσίευσε η «Halkidiki focus»...

Ο Πρωθυπουργός της Δημοκρατίας της Βόρειας Μακεδονίας έκανε έναν διακοσμητικό ανασχηματισμό

Ο ανασχηματισμός της Κυβέρνησης, δηλαδή η αποκαλούμενη „σκούπα“ του πρωθυπουργού Ζόραν Ζάεβ, μοιάζει περισσότερο με πανάκι γυαλίσματος πορσελάνης, αντί να είναι αυτό που πραγματικά θα έπρεπε να είναι, ένας ολοκληρωτικός ανασχηματισμός της Κυβέρνησης, ο οποίος θα είχε νόημα και αιτία.  Ο κατάλογος των υπουργών για απομάκρυνση έμεινε στους τρεις, αφότου οι υπολοιποι τέσσερις κατέθεσαν την παραίτησή τους, ως συνέπεια...