Free and professional media plays a crucial role in providing knowledge and in giving voice to citizens, disclosing corruption and developing a culture of criticism where citizens are less fearful about questioning government action and empowered to meaningfully participate in democratic processes. Metamorphosis Foundation recognizes that an informed citizenry and is vital to ensuring public and private sector accountability. Moreover, broad public access to information and the freedom to create and communicate ideas are critical to the advancement of knowledge, economic opportunity and human potential.
Social accountability is the key approach to address governance issues. It enables information related to the concerns and the priorities of the citizens to be presented directly to government officials who have the capacity and mandate to act and make change happen. We believe that this approach will contribute efficiently in creating citizen-centric governments at all levels based on principles of good governance.
Citizens today live in communities that include distinct, manifold kinds of environments. The world has become a complex entanglement of physical reality, technologies, digital media and social networks. As such, they are faced with a whole new series of challenges and opportunities, and live, act and make choices as digital citizens. Metamorphosis recognizes that citizens today, in all their multiple capacities, require education that will provide them a set of skills that are essential to navigate the complexities of modern life in competent manner. (more…)
By 2023 Metamorphosis will be at the forefront of the promotion of human rights online - helping communities face the enormous changes that stem from the increased impact of new technologies (including big data, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and genetics). Metamorphosis will focus on the protection of privacy and freedom of expression by strengthening citizens’ and institutions’ capacities (including through grant making) for digital citizenship. This approach will reconfirm Metamorphosis’ role as an integrator and a trend-setter in Macedonia and the Balkans.