Stories about North Macedonia from February, 2012
Macedonia: Skopje's Pollution Monitoring Saga Continues
NGO Greenbox is compensating for the lack of web interface for the air pollution measuring system in Skopje by posting photos of the display on their blog. Filip Stojanovski writes about the initiative.
Macedonia: British MEP Tweets His Emergency Landing at Skopje Airport
A drama in the air over the Skopje airport received an immediate reflection via Twitter, after a successful emergency landing. Filip Stojanovski reports.
Macedonia: Coping With Ice and Snow in Skopje
GV Author Filip Stojanovski posts pictures of Skopje's snowy and icy streets and reports on his blog: “[…] the pavements and the side streets in the municipality of Centar remain icy. Some are covered by layers of ice or re-frozen slush, by old frozen snow, or an unevenly hardened mash...
Macedonia: Pondering Future Consequences of ACTA
While the authorities in Macedonia remain silent on the country's stance on the ACTA, bloggers, such as Airborne, emphasize the need to gain more knowledge [mk], as the traditional media mostly ignore the issue: “Maybe, one of these days, we'll just simply wake up in the ACTA-ruled world.” The new...
Macedonia: Problems With Transparent Online Reporting of Air Pollution in Skopje
The city-owned "Skopje Breathing" online system, which informed residents of air pollution levels, stopped functioning in early January 2011. Filip Stojanovski translates a local NGO's explanation of why this important tool is unlikely to be fixed.
Balkans: Online Platform Tracks Reports From Areas Hit by Record Snowfall
Since last week, the Balkans have been hit by massive snow storms, the likes of which have not been seen in over a decade, if not longer. Danica Radisic reports on relevant initiatives launched by the region's online community, including the new Ushahidi platform for tracking verified information on road blocks, power outages and other critical points and information in the entire region.