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“Metamorphosis” and “EUROTHINK” publish a practical handbook on media literacy and critical thinking

The Foundation for Internet and Society – Metamorphosis and EUROTHINK – Center for European Strategies published a handbook for informal education entitled “Through critical thinking to disclosure of misinformation”. It is a tool for non-formal education in the areas of media literacy and critical thinking and emerges at a time when it is extremely necessary to serve as a media education tool for combating the flood of misinformation and manipulation present in public discourse. The ...

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Almost a quarter of the headlines in the media were negative towards the Prespa Agreement

During signing and implementation of the Prespa Agreement between Skopje and Athens, the media in North Macedonia (both in Macedonian and Albanian language) did not significantly deviate from professional reporting on the details of the process. This conclusion derives from the analysis of 1760 headlines of Macedonian and 673 headlines from 20 Albanian media in the country, structured by media type (internet, print and television) as well as by language of publication. Authors: T. Blazevski and ...

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Research: The merit system and digitalization of services – the formula for optimal and quality administration

One of the biggest challenges in every democratic society, and for us one of the conditions for the Euro-integration processes – citizen-oriented public administration of quality and an optimal number of employees – is tackled differently in different environments. However, there are international standards and paths that governments who want to do reforms in this area need to adhere to and take. Although it has been trying to implement reforms in this area for at least a decade and a half, ...

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Research: Media – Never enough of reforms

Following the extensive analysis of the situations, based on strict methodological rules, and talks with experts, the main recommendation is that political will is needed so the state won’t bring media outlets under its control and misuse them for its own propaganda purposes

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Anti-corruption and compromises – mission impossible

Establishment of entirely new integrity system centrally and locally; increase of the severity of the infringement policy in the main anti-corruption law and amendment to the existing law on protection of whistleblowers are just some of the recommendations that have arisen as conclusions from the research conducted by Metamorphosis Foundation which addressed the topic of Anti-corruption and Fight against Organized Crime. This area is probably the crucial for the rule of law in one country and ...

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Research: The judicial reform is impossible without political will

Political will for judicial reforms and implementation of the legislative reforms in full to demonstrate that the political elite strongly backs the principle of separation of powers in the country.

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Regional Good Governance Roadmap for Western Balkans countries published

Between July and December 2016, the consortium, comprised of 6 countries in the region and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, developed a Regional Open Source Index that served  for measuring the percentage of transparency of governments and ministries in the Western Balkan countries and the availability of information to the citizen. On the basis of these measurements, conducted in accordance with international standards, National Good Governance Roadmaps were prepared with basic ...

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Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of Macedonia

Roadmap on good governance for state institutions in the Republic of Macedonia is the latest publication based on the research on the level of openness of institutions in six countries in the region, conducted within the Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in Southeastern Europe – ACTION SEE project, implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society. In order to measure the degree of institutional openness, the ACTION SEE partners, adhering to ...

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Openness of courts and public prosecution offices in the region is at unsatisfactory level

Openness of courts and public prosecution offices in the region is at unsatisfactory level, the research on the level of openness of judicial bodies in the region, conducted in six countries within the framework of the project ACTION SEE – Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in Southeastern Europe, implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation for internet and society, has shown. On average, courts in the region have a score of 48% under the indicators on openness, ...

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Municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia have a score of 34% under the index of openness

The research on the degree of openness of institutions in six countries from the region, conducted within the framework of the project ACTION SEE – Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network in SEE, implemented by the Foundation for Internet and Society Metamorphosis, showed that municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia have a score of 34% under the index of openness. The average index of openness of the local self-government in Macedonia actually equals the average ...

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