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.
The example of decline of freedom of expression in Macedonia offers a lesson on how populist forces can subvert democracy and use its mechanisms to conduct state capture.