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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...

ICEDA network announces call for applications for grants for civil society organizations

The "Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda" (ICEDA) network announced a call for applications for grants for civil society organizations. Civil society organizations from North Macedonia and the countries in the region can apply for the grants that will range between EUR 13.000 to EUR 17.000. The duration for the implementation of the individual grants is 18 months. The...

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...

The electoral system remains a source of crisis in North Macedonia

Фото: Борче Поповски
With the latest amendments to the Electoral Code from February 2020, some improvements have been made, primarily in voter registration, in voting procedures, and in expanding and clarifying the competencies of the State Audit Office (SAO) and the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) on financial control. However, the election model remained with six constituencies (in the country) and...

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...

Anti-corruption reforms: The sole progress was acchieved by SCPC and civil society organizations

The work of the new composition of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the commitment of several civil society organizations and the prospects of the new Law on Public Prosecution are the only lights in the tunnel of the reform achievements of North Macedonia in the field of anti-corruption and the fight against organized crime in 2019 and early 2020. This is the...

Metamorphosis Foundation: The biggest threat is the disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemics

The Metamorphosis Foundation celebrating 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, underlines that the COVID-19 pandemics which marked the days since the beginning of this years has pinpointed to the necessity of providing credible reporting and information and to the necessity of waging continuous war against the disinformation. The World Press Freedom Day this year is being celebrated for the 27th...

EC’s report acknowledges the input by the ACTION SEE Project and the Metamorphosis Foundation to the Government’s Transparency Strategy

The European Commission (EC) in the short report released on Monday recommends that the European Union (EU) start accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. Among the highlights, EC points out that North Macedonia has taken decisive steps to strengthen the independence of the judiciary,  improved its performance in the fight against corruption and organized crime and also advanced...

How Russia influences Serbian media

An opinion poll conducted by the Institute for European Affairs in September 2019 shows that 23 percent of Serbian citizens believe Russia is Serbia's largest aid donor. In reality, Russia hasn't made the top 10 of Serbia's largest donors since 2000, according to the data by the Ministry of European Integration. The EU tops the list with 2.96 billion euros in aid, followed...

Metamorphosis: The “Moj DDV” mobile application lacks a Privacy policy

The mobile application „МојДДВ“ (MojDDV) lacks Privacy policy that in a very comprehensive way would explain the measures that the Public Revenue Office - PRO is taking for the security and protection of the personal data of the citizens that is processed with the use of the application, the Metamorphosis Foundation, that analyzed the aspect of how well the...

Zaev proposes a plan for joint battle against the disinformation

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, announcing the draft for a plan for combatting the disinformation and fake news, at press conference yesterday pointed out that misinformation and disinformation about North Macedonia, in addition to a part of the local media, is also spread by other countries. "The Republic of North Macedonia in the past two years on a number of occasions...

Working group holds first meeting for the preparation of the Transparency Strategy

The Metamorphosis Foundation, for Internet and Society, Macedonia and the Minister without Portfolio for Communications, Transparency and Accountability in the Government, Robert Popovski, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will provide support for the creation and implementation of the Strategy for Transparency of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia. Today. the first meeting was held of the working...

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...

Memorandum of Cooperation for the preparation of the Strategy on Government Transparency signed by the Metamorphosis Foundation and the Government

Тhe Minister without Portfolio responsible for Communication, Accountability and Transparency, Robert Popovski, and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Internet and Society "Metamorphosis", Bardhyl Jashari, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the preparation of the Strategy on Government Transparency. The Strategy will be a result of the regional ACTION SEE project, implemented by Metamorphosis and supported by the...

“Metamophosis”: The Direct Assignment of the Public Money to the Media Leads to Control of the Media

Within its commitments for free, independent and professional media, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society deems that the media should not be directly and financially aided by the state. The aid ought to come in other forms such as lowering the tax rates and lifting the journalist employment fees and it ought to be for the purpose of quality...

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...

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...