Analysis of e-services in municipalities of the Republic of North Macedonia

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 personalised, easily available services for all users, thereby enhancing the transparency and accountability of state institutions. In the case of our state, however, digitalization strategies are focused only on services provided by the central government. Little attention is paid to the digitalization of services provided by local self-government units. As shown in this analysis, in spite of increasing demand and expectation from local self-government units, there is no strategy in place for the digitalization of services provided at local level. This is much needed at a time when resources available to municipalities are downsizing and the use of technology could help them do more for their citizens, with less resources.

This analysis was developed with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Recommendations For Joint Action For Building Societal Resilience Towards Malign Influences Of Disinformation

As a result of the research process and the data analysis within the activities in the fight against disinformation, supplemented through the process of open consultations between the Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (SEMM), the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, the Independent Trade Union of Journalists and […]

Visualization: Can we recognize digital addiction?

Remember: Excessive use of smartphones can negatively influence your life. Excessive social media use can lead to increased isolation, anxiety, less physical activity, depression, etc. Internet addiction can make it difficult to differentiate between reality and the virtual world, so use it with care. This visualization is available in English, Macedonian, Albanian, Serbian and Montenegrin […]

Disinformation trends Western Balkans

This report is based on a continuous monitoring process of domestic media in North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and BosniaHerzegovina conducted within the framework of the regional project Western Balkans Anti-Disinformation Hub: Exposing Malign Influences through Watchdog Journalism. It presents an overview of disinformation trends and narratives, their distribution between countries, and their sources […]