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Challenges for privacy protection while implementing the COVID-19 countermeasures

The measures taken for managing the COVID-19 crisis are the focus of governments, public and private enterprises, and the civil society sector around the world. Quite unexpectedly, the dynamic measures largely affect the issue of processing different categories of personal data. The laws on personal data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), are not an obstacle to the implementation of the COVID-19 countermeasures taken to combat the pandemic and they should represent support for protecting citizens’ interests. Several issues related to the right to personal ...

Today is the International Fact-Checking Day

Today, the Metamorphosis Foundation (metamorphosis.org.mk) for the fourth time celebrates 2 April, the International Fact-Checking Day in cooperation with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), which includes about 80 organizations from around the world. Through its portal about public accountability and transparency Truthmeter (truthmeter.mk), Metamorphosis has been a certified member of IFCN since 2019, participating in all network activities. Given the global emergence of coronavirus, which has fueled a surge of misinformation and their rapid spread through social networks, IFCN ...

Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans (ADN-Balkans) formed, advocating cross-border cooperation

Nine organizations from five Balkan countries have marked April 2, the International Fact-Checking Day 2020 by announcing the inception of the Anti-Disinformation Network for the Balkans (ADN-Balkans). ADN-Balkans serves as the basis of a cooperation between civil society organizations, media outlets, educational isntitutions and all other relevant stakeholders with a goal of forming a wide front on countering disinformation through affirmation of the highest standards of fact-checking and all other ethical principles of professional journalism, as well as promoting media literacy and critical...

Quality online education using Open Educational Resources

The Open Educational Resources team within the Metamorphosis Foundation in Skopje calls on all teachers, teaching staff, and professional services in the schools to work together in solidarity and action. Quality education for all students must not be neglected in the circumstances we are in today. By using and sharing our educational resources (lessons, exercises, presentations, etc.), we ensure that all students receive free and quality education – regardless of their place of residence, social status, or the language of instruction. To that end, the Open Educational Resources website ...