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Zelena Akcija (Friends of the Earth Croatia) and the UZOR Association from Zagreb’s borough of Resnik demanded, in the protest action held last Tuesday, July 15, 2014, that the proposed waste management plan for the City of Zagreb, which they find harmful in several areas, should be suspended and reviewed to eliminate the proposed waste incinerator. Zelena Akcija and UZOR activists protest in...
Democracy in Macedonia was disqualified, claims the latest publication of the Civil – Centre for Freedom, the publication Elections 2014: Democracy Disqualified, promoted last Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the GEM Club in Skopje’s Old Bazaar. Civil's Xhabir Deralla gives a statement to the press under the watchful gaze of the authorities (Photo Dejan Georgievski) “We wanted to show, in the spirit of...
The initiative „All of Us – For Croatia that Belongs to All of Us“, presented last Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Croatian Journalists’ Association, a video ad that warns about unacceptable hatred and intolerance towards members of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in Croatia. The video presents the interethnic (in)tolerance in a game of football played in a school playground, in which...
The Ecotopia Biketour 2014, the environmentalist cycling tour, will start on July 10, 2014, in Sofia, Bulgaria, and will pass through 10 cities and towns in Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece before its conclusion on September 30, 2014 in Athens, Greece. The motto of this year’s edition is “Sovereignty vs Exploitation”. Ecotopia Biketour 2014: Sovereignty vs Exploitation The Ecotopia...
The institutions of the Republic of Macedonia need to implement the existing legal framework on civic e-participation consistently and to work on raising of awareness of the institutions and the citizens about the importance of the use of web-sites as tools for transparency and accountability, concludes a study that the Metamorphosis Foundation presented yesterday, June 17, 2014, at the EU Info...
About 200 citizens of Zagreb stood in line at the Zagreb Cathedral on June 10, 2014, holding signs with the names of the 116 victims of the massacre of Bosniak civilians in the village of Ahmići, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Activists held the names of the victims of Ahmići massacre in front of the Cathedral (Photo Tamara Opačić/H-alter) The commemoration, which also was a protest against the...
The “United Citizens of Serbia” Movement, CSOs and individuals from Serbia joined the “In the Face of Censorship” initiative launched in protest of the latest cases of shut-down of several blog-sites and portals that called the Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić to responsibility for his actions during the severe spring floods that hit the region earlier this month. Illustration taken from...
At the start of last week, a group of activists and organizations launched poplave.ba open platform, a free information service for citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina hit or threatened by floods, field teams and donors of humanitarian assistance. The platform addresses the problem of insufficient information, noted problems in coordination of rescue and aid efforts, a situation in which state...
The countries of Western Balkans are all ranked in the group of “partially free” countries in the latest Freedom of the Press 2014 report, published by Freedom House. The best ranked, with a score of 10 out of possible 100 (the higher the score, the lesser the press freedom in a country) are Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands. At the bottom of the list are Belarus (score of 93), Eritrea (94),...
The way forward for Internet Governance will need consideration of issues of participation of all stakeholders, proper resources and changes in the current process of internet governance, said Nnenna Nwakanma, the Africa Regional Coordinator of the World Wide Web Foundation in her address at the Netmundial Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil,...

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