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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"...

The international Open Data conference “Data and the Culture of Openness” starts tomorrow

On the 18th of May 2022, starting at 12:00 h in Skopje, the Metamorphosis Foundation will organize a three-day international conference for open data "Data and the Culture of Openness" as part of the USAID funded Civic Engagement Project. The conference will contribute to defining the current condition of open data in the Western Balkans with a special accent on...

Portalb.mk marked its 10th anniversary

On the occassion of its 10th anniversary, Portalb.mk news site organized a panel discussion with the subject "The vision about North Macedonia," that was attended by representatives of civil society organizations, the executive power, the local governments, professors and students. Portalb.mk's Editor in Chief, Elida Zylbeari, stressed that Portalb's voyage began on the 6th of April 2012 and that in...

Stojanovski for Lokalno: Political and Media Circles Have Been Accustoming Macedonians for Years That Hate Speech Is Something “Normal”

Since the Russian-Ukrainian crisis started, a propaganda war started on social media in our country, full of hate speech and “cheering” for one of the warring parties. Certain political and media circles have for years been accustoming the citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia that hate speech is something “normal” and that calls for violence are a “normal” part...

The municipalities in North Macedonia are stingy when it comes to sharing financial information, only 10 municipalities have a civil budget

Macedonian municipalities are meeting only 27% of the indicators for financial transparency, 12 of them haven't published their budget on their official web pages and only 10 out of 81 municipality have prepared a civil budget for 2021. These are some of the results from the Openness Index published by Metamorphosis Foundation as part of the USAID project for...

Metamorphosis Foundation starts channels for instant communication between journalists and institutions in North Macedonia

Metamorphosis Foundation has started an initiative for instant messaging communication between the institutions and the journalists in North Macedonia for the sake of checking the truthfulness of content delivered to the public, Council of Media Ethics informs. "Four closed WhatsApp groups were formed for the following subjects that are of special public interest, both for the state and the citizens:...

EU Ambassador David Geer: The threats against Metamorphosis foundation’s staff should be promptly investigated

The EU Ambassador in North Macedonia, David Geer, on his Twitter profile requested that the hate speech and the smear campaign against the Metamorphosis Foundation's staff be promptly investigated and expressed his support to the staff. https://twitter.com/AmbassadorEU/status/1328348269483872257 Four days ago, during the night when most of the citizens in Macedonia were celebrating the victory of Macedonian's national football team and its...

Macedonian Journalist Associations urge the Ministry of Interior and the Public Prosecution to act upon hate speech towards journalists and civil society organizations

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), the Macedonian Independent Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (ISJMW), and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM), most strongly condemned the hate speech that we were witnessing in the past several days against a number of journalists and one civil society organization. They called upon the state authorities and institutions,...

The claim that Metamorphosis employees delete content from Facebook is defamation

On 12 November 2020, a text entitled “(PHOTO) These are the people who delete content from Facebook in Macedonia!” was published on the website www.lider.com.mk, which lists several false claims that can be characterized as defamation. Among other things, the controversial article contains a collage of photos of some of Metamorphosis Foundation employees, and the title reads that these are...

Facebook in partnership with Metamorphosis Foundation and Truthmeter launches a fact-checking program in North Macedonia

Today, Facebook announced that together with the Metamorphosis Foundation and Truthmeter, will launch a third-party fact-checking program in North Macedonia. Besides our country, Facebook is launching this program in other countries in the region: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia, while the existing program in Croatia will be expanded. As part of Facebook’s fight against misinformation, the company is collaborating...

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...

APDP will press charges for revealing personal data of people from Kumanovo infected with Covid-19

The Agency for Personal Data Protection (APDP) will press charges against unknown perpetrator for publishing lists with personal data of people from Kumanovo infected with Covid-19. This list has been shared on social networks, informs Portalb. The charges were pressed for misuse of personal data and will be filed by the Agency's director. This institution which is a guardian...

Prizma: The plan to subdue civic organizations in Macedonia under the banner of desorosoization

Three weeks before it was officially announced by the former President of VMRO DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski during the protests in front of the State Election Committee i.e. the desorosoization, this process was already underway with full swing. The institutions had been preparing for three weeks in advance for one of the biggest actions to put pressure and to send...

Personal data protection process may go in reverse because the DPDP has no director

It has been almost a year and a half since we submitted the draft Law on Personal Data Protection to the Ministry of Justice. After being heavily scrutinized and amended, it was harmonized with the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) and it is high time to be adopted, because the only thing remaining is to be voted in...

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...

Metamorphosis Foundation and Ministry of Information Society and Administration mark the Safer Internet Day with new video

More than 140 countries mark the Safer Internet Day on 5 February under the motto “Together for a better Internet”. The celebration of this day is an action call to all stakeholders to jointly help create a better Internet for everyone, especially the youth. On this occasion, Metamorphosis Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration commemorates...

16 civic organizations demand an urgent withdrawal of the proposed law amendments in the Criminal Code

16 civic organizations have asked from the President of the Parliament and the MPs who proposed the law, to urgently withdraw the Proposal of a Law Amending the Criminal Code from the agenda, in summary proceeding. They state that by changing the articles of the Criminal Code it will allow the cases that are led by SPO to give...

Online application form for joining the STEP Network

The tourist facilities wishing to join the Smart Tourism Enhancement Project (STEP) Network now can do it easily, through the new online form. The people from STEP will then contact the applicant to complete the procedure. Smart Tourism Enhancement Project (STEP) is grant contract of IPA 2, Cross border cooperation: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Albania, allocations...