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28.09.2022

Merkoči from Levizija “Mjaft”(Movement “Enough is enough”): Digitization of public services in Albania has increased their quality

Aldo Merkoci, photo: Fisnik Xhelili/Portalb.mk The contemporary challenge faced by the countries of the Western Balkans is the digitization of public services. Compared to other countries in the region, Albania is the leader…

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23.09.2022

(Un)accountable communication channels: state bodies without websites or social networks, and with spokespersons “on vacation”

photo: Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash The level of transparency and accountability achieved by state institutions concerning communication with the public varies. Some of the Macedonian state authorities are listed high on the list…

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14.09.2022

Privacy is a Human Right – Personal Data Protection in the Western Balkan

The purpose of protecting personal data is to ensure protection of privacy and other human rights and fundamental freedoms when collecting, processing and using personal data. This human right has been regulated by…

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22.08.2022

e-Commerce in the Western Balkans: How well is our data protected when shopping online?

Source: Pexels e-Commerce refers to the process of selling items or services online. Doing business online has become a preferred option for many, especially during the recent years as a result of the…

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27.07.2022

“Digitalization is a mission possible only if it is built on a sound IT foundation” – Meta.mk News Agency

Photo: Glenn Carstens Peters, Unsplash New digital learning materials as part of the new Primary Education Concept, electronic tools, interactive whiteboards, electronic registration for high school enrollment, electronic application for a scholarship, for…

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25.07.2022

“Citizens wander from the municipalities to the Cadastre and back, because institutions do not have a common electronic system” – Meta.mk News Agency

Photo: Portalb.mk In the previous research story, we explained how one needs to obtain a certificate from the municipality in order to get a document from the cadastre, and today we will explain…

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21.07.2022

Digitalization – A priority in the Open Government Partnership National Action Plans of the Western Balkan countries

Open Government Partnership – Local actions – Global impact As a global initiative, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a broad partnership composed of national and local level entities who work together to…

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20.06.2022

“The lack of interoperability between the institutions in RNM charges 300 denars from the citizens [infographic]” – News Agency Meta.mk

Photo: RNM Government/ Archive photo Despite the fact that in North Macedonia there is a Platform for interoperability or interconnection, according to which state bodies, institutions and business companies should exchange data between…

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03.05.2022

Aliti: Our priority is the reform of the administration and digitalization of the services in RNM

Photo: Portalb.mk The Minister of Information Society and Administration, Admir Aliti, in an interview with Portalb.mk, talks about the reform process of the public administration of North Macedonia. He says that the main…

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27.04.2022

THE HORROR OF PROPAGANDA OR WHEN THE DEAD RISE

Misinformation about the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has led to such divisions of the people in Macedonia, especially those who are getting information mainly from the social media, that there is actually…

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26.04.2022

Lessons learned from Estonia: from a poor post-communist country to a digital paradise

Talin, Estonia. Photo: Portalb.mk Estonia is a country that proves that digitalization improves the quality of life of its citizens. Thousands of services, mostly administrative, are performed by Estonians with a few clicks…

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18.04.2022

Filip Stojanovski: Various actors are trying to undermine democracy with disinformation

Photo: Fisnik Xhelili, Portalb At this year’s “DISICON – Information Integrity’s Role in Defending Democracy” conference, Filip Stojanovski, Metamorphosis Foundation’s Partnership and Resource Development Director, spoke about the foreign interventions in the process…

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