Category «Internet freedom»

How to not get imprisoned because of a reshare or likes on social media?

The best is to have two profiles on social media, public and secret, and avoid Russian or Belarusian social networks. Recommendations are given based on the experience of Digital Skills Coalition Belarus with practical cases on user security in Belarus and beyond. Comments, likes, posts, and reshare – any action on social media can put …

Debates in Chisinau: New challenges to Internet freedom in the context of current security risks

New challenges to Internet freedom in Moldova in the context of current security risks were discussed at the round table held on July 19 in Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. One of the topics that generated the most lively discussions was the recent legislative initiatives to regulate the information space, including the …

Why use Telegram unsafe?

Telegram has become a helpful tool for obtaining data for criminal cases for law enforcement in Authoritarian regimes. Discussing things that may cause reprisals, use Telegram cautiously. The recommendations are based on the life cases on user security in Belarus and abroad by Digital Skills Coalition Belarus. Content What is the problem? Telegram is a …

Is More Repression Less Repression?

Blog Post Author- Milena Vasic, Attorney at law At the beginning of October, the Draft Amendments to the Criminal Code was published on the website of the Ministry of Justice, with a public hearing deadline of 20 days. We haven’t had the opportunity to hear the Minister of Justice, to instruct us in the changes …

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 …

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 …