A stand was set up for the citizens to receive more information where they had the opportunity to record statements about their feelings on surveillance, to be posted online. However, not many citizens were willing to go on camera, and preferred to express their opinions verbally or in writing. Photos from this event are available on Flickr (more on the way).
During this event, the citizens also had an opportunity to fill in a survey regarding the issues of surveillance, privacy and government accountability. Several hundred questionnaires were collected and the results will be published ASAP.
In total, 5000 leaflets and 300 posters with information about FNF and the basic human rights regarding video surveillance in Macedonia in Macedonian and Albanian language were distributed on all the above events. In total about hundred people were involved in supporting activities for the action, in various capacities.
The activities were organized by a group of NGOs:
- Metamorphosis Foundation,
- Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia,
- European Law Students' Association Republic of Macedonia,
- Forum for European Journalism Students,
- Youth Educational Forum,
- Macedonian Center for European Education, and
- Internet Hotline Provider – Macedonia
in close cooperation with the independent regulatory body the Directorate for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Macedonia.