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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

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.

Nationalists in North Macedonia use border closures to sow confusion and mistrust

Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.

Serbian parliamentary vote campaign taps Greek beaches, Chinese robots

"I love Serbia. Considering the fact that I am a kind of smart technology, it is obvious why I choose to be in Serbia."

Serbian foreign minister disowns ‘zombie-like’ campaign ad

"The background music for the advert is a punk version of the 1978 iconic song “Računajte na nas” (Count on us)."

Password hack claim puts cyber security on the public agenda in North Macedonia

The government said that no user data was compromised in the apparent attack.

Cryptocurrency scammers flood Facebook users with ads for fake Forbes.com articles

Data publicly provided by Facebook about the adverts' reach indicate they have traveled far beyond North Macedonia, activists warn.

Russia's World War Two diplomacy scores a win in North Macedonia

"Eternal glory to the heroes, the fighters of the anti-Hitler coalition who vanquished Nazism and freed the peoples of Europe!"

Out of 20,000 COVID-19 cases in the Balkans, more than a third are in Serbia

In Serbia, the government first ignored COVID-19 and even made fun of it.

A new cross-regional anti-disinformation initiative launches in the Balkans

The network includes members from North Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania, and will work in cooperation with similar groups from other neighboring countries.

Serbian government revokes controversial COVID-19-related decree used as pretext to arrests journalists

Public outcry after arrest of journalist embarrassed the Serbian government, which revoked its decree aimed at centralizing flow of information about COVID-19 epidemic.

Moldova's meme heroes promote solidarity with Eurosong spoof amid COVID-19 crisis

Titled "Mom, stay home," the spoof encourages citizens to follow the prevention recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO) while also sending positive energy to the elderly.

Kosovo politicians falsely claim Jamaica recognition. Why didn't media verify?

On February 19, Kosovar officials' tweets about Jamaica recognizing their country as a sovereign state received wide media coverage. And then Jamaica denied everything.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Auschwitz in pictures

The online archive Znaci.net digitized several photos of Auschwitz from different museums in the former Yugoslavia. They tell the story, among other things, of the Mandić family of prisoners from Croatia.

Macedonian government promises to retract misogynist school textbook

The text has been taught in Macedonian schools since 2002.

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