Macedonia

Macedonia turns to SMS to curb pesticide use

Aug 19, 2013

Farmers in the Prespa Lake Basin of Resen, Macedonia are reducing the amount of harmful pesticides polluting the region with the help of a new system that incorporates monitoring pests and social media, according to National Geographic’s “News Watch”.

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Macedonian Schools Face the Shock of the New

Nov 19, 2012

SKOPJE | In the past five years Macedonian classrooms have seen many changes. An additional year of mandatory education; “interactive” teaching in place of the rote learning of the past; new textbooks; a computer for every pupil – it all foretold a radical transformation of what most agreed was a woefully obsolete school system. Read More »

Balkans reaffirm commitment to data protection

Sep 19, 2012

It should come as no surprise that the EU considers the protection of personal data as a fundamental right guaranteed by a number of international and national legal acts. These laws cover the right to have private and family life respected, the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, and the free movement of such data. Read More »

Platform allows Skopje women to report harassment

Sep 18, 2012

React!, a recently launched online platform that allows Macedonian women to self-report incidents of gender-based harassment, is attracting new users and positive reviews, according to Global Voices. Read More »

Macedonia, Bulgaria: Social Media Users Help Expose Forgery

Sep 7, 2012

A fact-checking intervention – a joint effort by Macedonian and Bulgarian social media users – has helped independent journalists expose forged documents used as lure for suspicious humanitarian donations. Read More »

Who’s afraid of Macedonians?

May 23, 2012

A recent YouTube ad campaign funded by the Macedonian government and meant to teach people how to behave with tourists upset many Macedonians through its style, Balkan Insight writes. The seven one-minute clips that went viral after being posted last week present several “Macedonian endemic species” including a bed-and-breakfast owner, an “alpha male,” a taxi driver, a waiter, and a market vendor, each behaving in a rude an unwelcoming way. Read More »

The digital counter-revolution

Jan 16, 2012

Digitization, hyped as the savior of Eastern European TV, instead is bringing us more of the same old thing. (From Transitions Online) Read More »

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