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The disinformation and media manipulations can undermine the pluralistic societies

We have seen that disinformation, misinformation and manipulations in the media can exert heavy influence on people's lives. The COVID-19 infodemic lead to conspiracy theories that are creating mistrust toward institutions. Th disinformation, misinformation and the manipulations can undermine even the most important aspects of our pluralistic societies. What can be done against this without limiting the right to...

Much more ought to be done in practice to spread truth – instead of just reacting to disinformation!

Facing the data from numerous public opinion polls and analyses which indicate that the public opinion is shifting away from the mainstream media toward the Internet, mostly to the social networks, and that more and more people are influenced by the social networks and become encapsulated within their own echo chambers or groups of people they share their opinions...

Online conference on disinformation “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens” will be held on 28 June 2021

Metamorphosis Foundation and Eurothink are pleased to announce that the conference on disinformation, titled  “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens” will be held on 28 June 2021 (Monday). The event will be held online, on the “ZOOM” platform, and simultaneous translation in Macedonian, Albanian and English will be provided. The conference, which will start at 11 am, will be attended by decision-makers,...

Disinformation wasn’t recognized on time as a threat to democracy

Certain civil society organizations in the Balkans, such as the Metamorphosis Foundation, almost a decade ago have started to analyze the effects of disinformation, spins, and propaganda, but these issues weren't recognized then as serious threats to democracy. The Government doesn't have an exclusive place in the fight with the spread of disinformation, conspiracy theories, and manipulations, but in...

Decline of critical thinking and rise of disinformation, propaganda, and hate speech

"The Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens - Crithink" project, implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation and Eurothink with the support from the European Union, as part of the Media Literacy Days in North Macedonia, yesterday held a public panel discussion on the results of research on media literacy and critical thinking conducted in the previous year. "The worsened financial situation of the...

Metamorphosis Foundation and CriThink condemn the discriminatory attacks on journalist Miroslava Burns

Metamorphosis Foundation and the CriThink's team give full support to our colleague Miroslava Burns who is a target of vulgar, sexist, and discriminatory attacks. The attacks consist of insults and threats, inconvenient and threatening speech, but there are also elements that can be described as hate speech, which is a felony according to the Criminal Code. "We condemn all forms...

Metamorphosis approach to fighting domestic and cross-border disinformation presented at POINT 8.0 conference in Sarajevo

From 16 to 18 May 2019 Metamorphosis shared key insights from their recent work at the 8th edition of the international conference Political Accountability and New Technologies – POINT in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. POINT is jointly organized by the ACTION SEE network, which is active in six Western Balkans countries. At the event opening (video), the manager of the...

Nine hundred students are media literate and trained to recognize fake news

The Foundation for Internet and Society "Metamorphosis" and "EuroThink" - Center for European Strategies today held a closed briefing meeting with the grantees from the small grants program of the project "Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens- CriThink", implemented with support from the European Union. Within the framework of the first grant scheme of the project "Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens...

Research: Young people do not pay attention in reading and thinking

Most young people have relatively good knowledge and make appropriate efforts to find out whether certain news or other media content contains misinformation, however, examinations into their ability to think logically and careful reading, show that only 1 out of 100 meet the criteria for such a matter. This was demonstrated by new research conducted through the "Critical Thinking for Citizens with...