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Metamorphosis Foundation

Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society is a Global Voices content partner from Skopje, North Macedonia. It works on strengthening the awareness and capacity of citizens and civil society to assume their fullest possible role as activists for democracy, while supporting media and governments to fulfill their democratic role in serving society.

It runs two online media outlets: Meta.mk News Agency operating in Macedonian and English, and Albanian language news portal Portalb.mk, as well as the watchdog initiatives Truthmeter.mk, the Media Fact-Checking Service and the Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink project.

Metamorphosis is a member of the international networks IFEX; EDRI, APC, ACTION-SEE, TechSoup, TransparenCEE, COMMUNIA and Creative Commons Europe – lead for North Macedonia.

Latest posts by Metamorphosis Foundation

In North Macedonia, some young people manage to build successful businesses during the Covid-19 crisis

Three young entrepreneurs from Bitola, a city in the south of North Macedonia, provide examples of youth who have dealt with the COVID-19 crisis in a creative and positive manner.

Protests in front of Czech embassy in North Macedonia target anti-Roma racism and police brutality

The event also evoked the memory of a local case involving the beating of ethnic Roma citizens by police in September 2020.

North Macedonia creates a new national park occupying 2% of its territory

Activists warn, however, that declaring the Shar Mountains a national park will not stop the construction of seven small hydro power plants that are already devastating the area's natural environment.

Second Skopje Pride Parade celebrates diversity in North Macedonia

Attended by President Stevo Pendarovski, the thousand-strong parade showcased support for a community traditionally discriminated against, while celebrating the hope for a society with greater solidarity and justice.

Zagor: Legendary Italian comics series that captured Balkan hearts turns 60

"It's because of Zagor that I started reading comics and my life would be very different without him."

Illegal logging, poaching and waste dumping endanger nature in North Macedonia

North Macedonia's great and varied biological diversity is seriously endangered and was significantly impacted by COVID-19, as protected areas in the country, and national parks' income were impacted.

Slander campaign threatens Serbian civil society and independent media

Accusations of complicity in a coup d’état and assassination of the president, as well as death threats have been voiced against prominent civil society organizations, drawing European Parliament's condemnation.

Macedonians race to buy ‘Euro 2020′ sticker album for local footballers’ collection

The tradition of collecting and swapping the self-adhesive Panini cards is part of the common culture in the former Yugoslavia, but this year's 'Euro 2020' creates a special buzz.

North Macedonia forced to re-edit Eurovision music video following nationalist rage

North Macedonia's nationalists have weighed a campaign against singer Vasil Garvanliev for "spreading Bulgarian propaganda" -- as two frames in the original video showed an artwork with the colors of...

Rape case involving major film star and senior politician reignites Serbia's #MeToo movement

The scandal comes on the heels of a similar development that sparked a new #MeToo movement in Serbia in January 2021.

Activists demand action over slow pace of online sexual predators case in North Macedonia

A private messaging group was used by thousands of people to share stolen photos and personal data of women and girls from North Macedonia, Serbia, and possibly other countries.

North Macedonia court rejects lawsuit by journalists over 2017 Parliament attack

Journalists sued the Macedonian state for the violence they faced on that fateful April 27, 2017, when a mob stormed the Parliament. A court ruled they failed to prove the...

European Court of Human Rights verdict vindicates Macedonian columnist convicted of defamation in 2010

"This verdict is important for Macedonian journalists, columnists, and overall, for the people that appear in public, as it encourages them to be principled, honest, brave and persistent."

The importance of ‘unlearning’ the past: Interview with Balkans expert Keith Brown

"Critical thinking [...] liberates us from the illusion that figures in the past imagined their own identity in terms of the nationalisms of their future."

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech

Human rights organizations and academic institutions praised Facebook's decision to address Holocaust denial and related conspiracy theories through enhanced self-regulation.

Holocaust denial should be considered hate speech, survivors demand of Facebook

Hate speech is a criminal offense in most European countries that experienced the horrors of World War II, but the US does not have such laws at the national level.

This Polish travel blogger wants Poles to ‘fall in love’ with North Macedonia

"I am going to continue to convince Poles that the Balkans is not a powder keg. It is a barrel of wine."

Al Jazeera Balkans crew attacked at a right-wing opposition party protest in Skopje

Assaulted female journalist insisted on reporting the incident to the police and tracking the attacker, as a way to stand up to a culture of impunity for violence against journalists.

Disinformation about Belarus spreads in the Balkans via online portals and social media

Fact-checkers from Serbia and North Macedonia have been detecting and countering disinformation favoring the authoritarian regime in Belarus in the mold of previous propaganda narratives from pro-Kremlin troll armies.

Documentary exposes the threat of facial recognition surveillance in Serbia

Online documentary warns the public about privacy risks emanating from a newly installed video surveillance system equipped with Chinese facial recognition technology.

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