Category «digital rights»

The draft law on ensuring security of information space: risks of tacit presumption of guilt for the virtual environment in Moldova

The legislative initiative to amend certain regulations aimed at ensuring the security of information space (draft to the Parliament of Republic of Moldova 123/2022) raises numerous questions in terms of maintaining a balance between freedom and security issues, as well as the use of formulations that can be interpreted ambiguously, which carries the risk of …

TikTok bloggers start to be repressed in Belarus

According to the study “Media Consumption and Media Literacy in Belarus in August 2021-February 2022”, conducted by Baltic Internet Policy Initiative, Belarusian Internet audience aged 18-74 used the TikTok social network to obtain information has increased from 18% in August 2021 to 27%. If we examine distribution according to the age of respondents, we can …

Persecution of Wikipedia editors in Belarus

Wikipedia has always been extremely important for the Belarusian Internet audience as an encyclopedic reference resource. According to the Baltic Internet Policy Initiative, Wikipedia.org is one of the top 10 most visited websites in Belarus. The coverage of the computer audience is 23%, i.е. almost every fourth Belarusian Internet user. Today, the development of this …

Internet regulation in Moldova and the importance of creating a favourable legal environment for the online space

In Moldova, as in many other countries, the search for a balanced form of online regulation continues. Currently, there are a number of conflicting trends in the regulation of the country’s online environment and the absence of a unified state policy in this area. Driven by fear of security risks, Moldovan authorities are increasingly attempting …

Accessibility and Usability on the Internet for People with Disabilities in Moldova

Persons with disabilities and special needs often face barriers that restrict them from participating in society on an equal basis, including the access to, and use of, information and communication technologies. These barriers include none or very little attention to incorporating accessibility features for online content (including websites), limited adaptability in the functionality of products …

Analysis of e-services in municipalities of the Republic of North Macedonia

young lady typing on keyboard of laptop in living room

Almost all strategies for the development of an information society and digital technologies relating to public administration reform plan activities for the state to create an enabling environment for innovation and to ensure delivery of personalized, easily available services for all users, thereby enhancing the transparency and accountability of state institutions. In the case of …

Cumulative report on Digital Agenda advancement in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia

Digitalization in all spheres and for all social groups (without exception) is an effective mechanism for improving the well-being of citizens. This means improving the digital work and greater efficiency of institutions, organizations and other social entities. The Digital Agenda (DA) covers the development of the information society in the broadest sense. The aim of …

Moldova hosted the second Internet Governance Forum

Last month, Moldova hosted the second Internet Governance Forum (MIGF 2021), which took place in a hybrid format on October 19-20. The Forum, organized by the Association «Comunitatea Internet», became an international platform for an open dialogue between different stakeholder groups: civil society, technical and scientific community, private sector, government and public sector.

National Internet Governance Forum will be held in Moldova

As a result of the recognition of the national initiative in the Republic of Moldova by the IGF international secretariat, has started the organization of the Internet Governance Forum (Moldova IGF 2020), which will be held on March 20, 2020 in the Digital Park. The initiator of this significant event for the Internet community is …