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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...

Hackathons are the main door for promoting young people’s innovative business ideas

The innovative ideas by young winners at the data hackathons, organized by Metamorphosis Foundation as part of the USAID's Project for Civic Engagement, but also other initiatives in the region, have proven their big potential at today's panel discussion on the subject of "What can be done with open data?" that took place as part of the International Open...

Open Data Conference: The public interest prevails on the side of the right to information, as opposed to the right to privacy

The public interest establishes the balance between basic human rights and the freedom of expression/informing and privacy. If the public interest prevails over the private interest, then the data and information can be revealed regardless of if they represent a violation of the privacy of a certain individual or a group. This, among other issues, was stated during the...

Metamorphosis Foundation’s International Open Data Conference has started

The International Open Data Conference “Data and the Culture of Openness” that is organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation was opened today at the Holiday Inn hotel. Today, two sessions of the three-day program took place at the Conference that is organized as part of the USAID Project for civic engagement. At the opening of the conference, in his opening speech,...

At this year’s E-Society conference, learn more about the existing e-services in North Macedonia and the region

There is not enough knowledge about North Macedonia's Digital Agenda and there is even less knowledge about the available e-services that the institutions offer to the citizens. As witnesses of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we can notice that the approach toward a digital transformation is more than a necessary step for better functioning of the society and we can...

Online e-Governance Conference kicks off from Estonia, summarizing European experiences

Under the motto "Giant leaps start with small steps," the e-Governance Conference started today, replacing the customary physical location in Estonian capital Tallinn with the virtual space. The conference is  organized by the e-Governance Academy, the pre-eminent  Estonian organization working in the field of digital transformation. The motto is evoking the famous Moon landing saying by astronaut Neil Armstrong. The event...

Conference “Facing facts in the Balkans and beyond” held in Tirana, attended by “Metamorphosis”

Starting yesterday, until Friday, the Foundation for Society and the Internet "Metamorphosis" will be part of the international conference on the verification of facts and the fight against misinformation - disinformation, "Facing the facts in the Balkans and beyond", writes "Portabl.mk". In the first panel discussion yesterday, attended by leading media outlets whose work is mainly based on professional reporting...

Zaev: Public monitoring saved the state 100 million euros

"Recently, we reminded ourselves of the 2015 mass demonstrations, where over 70 civil society organizations joined tens of thousands of citizens for a mass protest to restore the rule of law, creating a broad civil coalition, demanding the state's capabilities be reduced for the expense of active, vocal and critical citizens. Today, the Government can say that it stood...

Both the Greek and our public “bombarded” with misinformation about the Prespa Agreement

The road to overcoming the decades-long dispute between the two countries was not an easy one, and fake news was a powerful tool for enemies of the Prespa Agreement, said Minister for Information Society and Administration, Damjan Mancevski at the Greek-Macedonian conference "Fake News on the Prespa Agreement ", which is being held today in Athens. At the beginning of...

Kotzias invites Dimitrov to visit Athens on 15 and 16 March

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov will take part in an International Scientific Conference, Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, organized by Athens University of Piraeus, for the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the existence of the Department of International and European Studies and in honour of honorary professor and former Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias. The two-day conference on...

The conference “E-Society” of the Metamorphosis Foundation takes place tomorrow

For the fourteenth time in a row, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society is organizing the international conference e-Society.mk. The conference will take place on 11 December 2018 at Holiday Inn hotel in Skopje, and will address the topic of “Media literate citizens for accountable institutions”. In five separate sessions, more than twenty representatives of institutions, media organizations and the...

Xhaferri: We are standing in front of a historical moment from which our future depends

All of us, both as citizens and as politicians, are standing in front of a historical moment, a moment from which our presence depends, but also our future depends on, stressed the President of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, Talat Xhaferri at today's addressing at the conference "NATO integration - predicament for security and development." -I don't...

Macedonia has an opportunity for an open society, but only if the reforms continue

Macedonia has an opportunity for an open society, but reforms in the rule of law must continue, freedom of expression, transparency, accountability, economic development and the fight against hate speech and xenophobia, these topics are part of the conclusions of today's conference "Are there chances for an open society in Macedonia”? organized by the Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM). The...

“Freedom and the Internet in Macedonia”: Privacy, Fake News and Hate Speech are the new challenges

The "Freedom and the Internet in Macedonia" conference, organized by the Foundation for Internet and Society "Metamorphosis", as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Foundation Open Society Macedonia (FOSM) - was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) today.#ФООМ25 The conference discussed the development of the Internet in the country, the challenges the online media...

Mancevski: The Government wants an independent MRT and professional regulatory bodies

The Government is committed to creating space for the media to inform the citizens impartially and objectively. Our goal is MRT to be a completely impartial and independent media outlet, and the regulatory bodies to be transparent, professional and competent. It is especially important the regulatory bodies and the national broadcaster to not have members of senior party officials,...

MPs and civil servents at the Wilton Park conference for an effective parliament

The Speaker of the Republic of Macedonian Parliament, Talat Xhaferi, and some 30 representatives from across all political parties, Parliamentary departments, as well as the Parliamentary Institute, along with representatives from civil society, will all participate in a conference under the heading "Building an Efficient and Independent Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia", commencing tomorrow until the 16th February...

The world finance elite will arrive in Skopje on Friday at a Conference hosted by the NBM

The National Bank will host a high-level international conference on Monetary Policy and Asset Management on the subject of "Global Economic Expansion, Dynamics of Inflation, Financial Stability and its Meaning for Global Asset Managing" that will take place on Friday the 16th at the Meriot hotel. "It's for the first time in Macedonia to assemble in one place high...

Security and Confidentiality – Main topics from the Internet Governance Forum

The security and confidentiality of the Internet, as well as the influence of fake news and the use of digital technologies for the manipulation of public opinion, along with the problem of diminished confidence in the media and state institutions, were the main topics discussed at the 12th meeting at the IGF (Internet Governance Forum), held in Geneva from...

Janeva: I don’t pursue people according to their names and positions but according to evidence

"I would be very happy if these people are innocent and if all charges against them are dropped. If someone has proof that I work against certain people or something similar, I dare him to say that publicly" said today the Public Prosecutor, Katica Janeva when she was asked to comment the findings from yesterday's press conference by VMRO-DPMNE's...

Xhaferi: The opposition is providing the complete legitimacy of Parliament as it is not a decor

“In the last two years we have been living in a serious social and political crisis that is affecting each citizen, and in most part this crisis is the result of the insufficiently expressed supervisory function of the Parliament over the executive government” said the Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi at the conference, “Citizens participating for a responsible and transparent...