Recent political developments have affected the implementation of the reforms in the area of freedom of expression in Macedonia. The focus of government institutions on overcoming political obstacles to joining NATO and the EU had put most other reforms on the backburner. (more…)
Opening remarks by Tomislav Kezharovski, journalist from Macedonia who had suffered political prosecution for his work, and is currently a fellow of Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People. This speech was given on 22 march 2017 at the session “The Faces of Free Expression” of the Second Regional Internet Freedom Summit in Struga, Macedonia.
Fake news are a wonderful tool for playing with people’s feelings.
Fake news are evil. Journalists ought to distance themselves from manipulative insidious tactics and should uncover those tactics. (more…)
Next week, from 22 to 24 March, ABA ROLI will host the second Regional Internet Freedom Summit, organized in cooperation with the members of the Internet Freedom Platform of Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia.
More than 120 Internet freedom experts and human rights activists from Europe and Eurasia will gather together in Struga, #Macedonia, to discuss the latest developments in online freedom of expression, privacy, and cybersecurity. (more…)
The World Health Organization (WHO) released the latest draft of its International Compendium of Diseases, adding “gaming disorder” and “hazardous gaming” to the updated version. (more…)
IFEX, a global network of independent non-governmental organizations working to defend and promote freedom of expression as a fundamental human right, published “The Faces of Free Expression” – 102 profiles of human rights defenders from around the world, drawing attention to their struggles. 16 of them are from the region of Eastern and Central Europe and Eurasia.
Republic of Macedonia is undergoing a massive process of reforms which includes re-examining of the legal framework for freedom of expression, with a goal to make it more democratic, and speed up the process of accession to European Union. (more…)
The media reforms must be implemented professionally, through debate and by including all stakeholders as well as open partner approach on the part of the institutions of the system. This was the conclusion drawn from the e-Society.mk conference that addressed the topic “Freedom and privacy”, which took place in Skopje, Macedonia on 22 November 2017. (more…)
State of Internet freedom in Ukraine is a reflection of challenges brought to free speech and independent reporting under the conflict settings, explains legal expert Olga Kyryliuk. (more…)
Media literacy is an essential life skill required to navigate the complexities of modern life, in particular in regard to fulfilling various other citizen rights, such as the right to vote. Having opportunities to increase one’s media literacy is integral part of freedom of expression, as prerequisite of realizing this human right both in the sense of generating and publishing contents, as well as the complementary right to receive information which is truthful and relevant.