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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...

Truthmeter.mk: Thirty Children with Cerebral Palsy Live In Isolation in Ohrid, the State Is Silent

Children with cerebral palsy in Ohrid live in complete isolation. They do not have any day care centers. Parents complain that their children are discriminated against and excluded from society, Truthmeter.mk writes.   Author: Sonja Rilkovska   Children with cerebral palsy from Ohrid face total isolation. Excluded from the educational process and social life, fully disconnected, they are locked in their homes. There...

EU requests bigger money contributions to the fight against the air pollution in North Macedonia

European Commission's latest report about North Macedonia and its reforms clearly stresses that North Macedonia should increase the assetsthat are allocated on national and local levels to decrease air pollution. "...limited implemention and ressources, weak inter-sectoral cooperation and coordination between central and local authorities limits the impact of measures to reduce air pollution. Air pollution in major cities remains a...

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...

Freedom House: North Macedonia sole among countries in transition in Western Balkans with democratic progress

North Macedonia as a state in transition experienced democratic progress during the past year, with an improvement of 0.07 points i.e. it has increased the democracy index from 3,75 to 3,82, unlike most of the countries in the region, states the report by Freedom House titled "Nations in Transit 2021." This is the second-best result out of 29 countries...

Clear it Up Alliance requests to participate in the preparation of Report on Ohrid Region that will be submitted to UNESCO

31 civil society organizations and educational institutions from the Advocacy and Lobbying Alliance “Clear it Up” demand involvement of the public in the preparation of the report on the status of preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Ohrid Region, which the Government of North Macedonia should submit to UNESCO. The “Clear it Up” Alliance believes that the...

In a week, number of COVID-19 positive cases increased by 35.5 percent, mortality by 7.1 percent

The Ministry of Health of North Macedonia informs that in accordance with the report of the National Institute of Public Health, which refers to the period from 28 September to 4 October, 9 832 samples have been tested in the molecular testing labs for the presence of COVID-19, which is 1.5 per cent more than the previous week. Total of...

The European Commission reports on the North Macedonia’s progress in its 2020 Report, the civil society’s role acknowledged

In its 2020 Report about North Macedonia's progress towards its EU accession, the European Commission (EC) notes a continuation of the reforms that is evident through the efforts to strengthen democracy and the rule of law, including by activating existing checks and balances and through discussions and debates in key policy and legislative issues. "During the reporting period, the Parliament...

State Audit Office: In the period between 2016 and 2019, the Special Prosecutor’s Office has illegally paid over 46.000 EUR for salary additions

In the period between January 2016 and September 2019, the Special Prosecutor's Office has paid its employees other additions to their salaries in the amount of 282.896.000 MKD or 46.338 EUR, outside of the legal regulations. The amount for the paid additions is surpassing the amount of the salary basis per person, writes the State Audit Office in the...

Public Health Institute: Number of tests and recovered patients in North Macedonia increase, the number of deaths and new cases drops

In the period between the 10th and the 16th of August, a total of 11.605 COVID-19 tests were conducted, which is by 17.8% more compared to the previous week. Out of the conducted tests, 902 new cases were registered and in percentage, 7.8% of total tests were positive. This shows a trend of continuous decline compared to the previous...

COVID-19 pushed the media sector reforms out of the agenda in North Macedonia

Media reforms in North Macedonia were very low on the agenda of policy and decision makers in the first quarter of 2020, states the report titled "Monitoring of Media Reform Process and the Work of AVMS and MRT" by the Media Development Center. COVID-19 pushed out the issue of media reforms from the agenda and an exception from this...

OSCE/ODIHR: National broadcasters’ reporting lacked profound and analytical coverage of the election campaign activities

The numerous debates and talk-shows were mainly used by the participants as platforms for mutual personal criticism, note OSCE/ODIHR's observers in their report regarding the monitoring of national broadcasters during the election process in North Macedonia. The preliminary report also states that the newscasts of all national broadcasters monitored by the ODIHR SEAM provided superficial coverage of the campaign activities,...

OSCE/ODIHR: The elections well managed despite pandemic, but legal instability remains a concern

The early parliamentary elections in North Macedonia were generally well run and candidates could campaign freely, but legal stability was undermined by significant revisions to the legal framework and subsequent government decrees, international observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) said in a statement today. "This is a very challenging time to be holding elections,...

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...

Government on Reporters Without Borders report: Openness and transparency leads to results

The government has welcomed the country's advancement on the list of media freedom that is made each year by the Reporters Without Borders organization. "After the stagnation and the decline of media freedom in the years prior to 2017, this rise is a definite indicator that the measures and activities in the concept of an open government, through the improvement...

Laws passed are waiting for implementation – presented report on Chapter 23

In the past period, key reform laws in the fields of justice and human rights have been adopted, but the results of the practical implementation of those laws, which will be important in the accession negotiations for EU membership in Chapter 23, remains to be seen. This was highlighted at today's policy dialogue "Reforms in Chapter 23" organized under the...

US State Department uses findings from “Metamorphosis” and “Media Reform Observatory”

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The US State Department in its latest Human Rights Report cites the findings obtained from the periodic report on the status of media reforms that was developed within the framework of the "Media Reform Observatory" project implemented by the Foundation for Internet and Society "Metamorphosis", "Agora" and the Platform for Investigative Journalism and Analysis (PINA), "Prepared by Metamorphosis Foundation, Agora,...

BBC report on Macedonian minority still causing uproar in Greece

Andreas Petrides, President of the Union of Macedonians, is another number of Greeks who fell into a dispute with the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), after their report on ethnic Macedonians in Greece, but failed to deliver any real arguments, repeating the classical Greek empty phrases. Earlier, the Greek ambassador in London also joined in with severe criticism of the...

Anti-corruption and compromises – mission impossible

Establishment of entirely new integrity system centrally and locally; increase of the severity of the infringement policy in the main anti-corruption law and amendment to the existing law on protection of whistleblowers are just some of the recommendations that have arisen as conclusions from the research conducted by Metamorphosis Foundation which addressed the topic of Anti-corruption and Fight against...

Freedom House: Macedonia remains in the group of partially free countries

Macedonia still remains in the group of partially free countries, according to the latest report "Freedom in the World 2019" issued by Freedom House. This country remains with a total rate of 3.5 on a scale where 1 is the freest and 7 is the least free society. With a score of 59 points, Macedonia finds its place in...