slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Filip Stojanovski Metamorphosis Foundation

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 15

Filip Stojanovski Metamorphosis Foundation - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 98 Views
  • Uploaded on

Intercultural Dialogue, Civic Participation and Human Rights in the Digital Sphere [Experiences from Macedonia]. Filip Stojanovski Metamorphosis Foundation International Round Table: Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture , датум. Republic of Macedonia. Population: 2 million

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Filip Stojanovski Metamorphosis Foundation' - danil


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Intercultural Dialogue, Civic Participation and Human Rights in the Digital Sphere[Experiences from Macedonia]

Filip Stojanovski

Metamorphosis Foundation

International Round Table: Intercultural Dialogue and Digital Culture, датум

republic of macedonia
Republic of Macedonia
  • Population: 2 million
  • Independence: 1991, UN membership: 1993
  • EU candidate status: 2005, no negotiation start date yet
  • Internet penetration >30%
  • Workforce with university degrees ~ 10%
  • eGovernment services sophistication average ~50%
macedonia a multicultural society
Ethnic and linguistic diversity

Macedonians 64%

Albanians 25%

Turks 4%

Roma 3%

Serbs 2%

Bosniaks 1%

Aromanians (Vlach) 0.5 %

& including Egyptians, Croats, Slovenes, Jews…

Diverse religious heritage

Orthodox Christians 66%

Muslims 33%

Less than 1% includes Catholic Christians, Methodist Christians, Jews…

Macedonia, a multicultural society
elements of intercultural dialogue
Elements of Intercultural Dialogue
  • Acknowledge the presence
  • Show and receive respect
  • Know about each other
  • Work together
  • Solve problems
  • Live together
digital content needed
Digital Content Needed!
  • Software localization
    • FOSS (Linux, OpenOffice.org…)
    • Microsoft (Windows, MS Office)
  • Educational eContent
  • Insignificant amount of user-generated content in local languages other than Macedonian
need for educational econtent
Need for educational eContent
  • Localization of software in Macedonian and Albanian to be used in schools
  • Adapting of school curriculum
  • Publishing digital content for the children, esp. textbooks
  • Implementing Open Access
    • (only 2 OA journals so far)
content of government websites
Content of Government Websites
  • In general
    • Without adopted standards
    • Sporadic updates
  • Central level
    • One-way communication
    • Macedonian and English language used
  • Local level
    • Macedonian, Albanian and some English
    • Low level of citizen participation
    • Closing of forums & similar tools
presenting macedonia to the world
Presenting Macedonia to the World

Government websites

  • Official Website www.gov.mk
  • Agency for Foreign Investments www.InvestInMacedonia.com
  • State Statistical Office www.stat.gov.mk

Seemingly most authoritative, comprehensive and most quoted source:

  • CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov

Issue of political and nationalist propaganda, cluttering the search results

commercial media
Commercial Media
  • Online portals almost exclusively publish in Macedonian
    • Politics &/ entertainment news
  • News agencies
    • Two also use English
    • One of them also uses Albanian
  • National broadcaster (www.mrt.com.mk)
    • website in 10 languages
citizen user generated media
Citizen/User Generated Media
  • Around 30,000 blogs (many inactive)
    • almost all in Macedonian, few in English
  • Wikipedia
    • Macedonian ~21,000 articles
    • Albanian ~ 22,000 articles
    • Roma ~ 500 articles

in comparison

    • English ~ 2,630,000 articles
    • Croatian ~ 50,000 articles
  • Rising tides:
    • Social networking tools
    • Online video
bridging the language divides
Bridging the Language divides
  • Regularly active bridge blogs and other websites (inactive or dead in parenthesis)
  • Global Voices Online (www.globalvoicesonline.org)
    • mk.globalvoicesonline.org
    • sq.globalvoicesonline.org
  • Note: Most MK language news media reuse foreign content (without attribution), but not from blogs or other citizen media.
presenting macedonian culture
Presenting Macedonian Culture
  • Active Magazines & News sources
    • Blesok | Shine www.blesok.com.mk (MK, EN)
    • Contemporary Arts Center www.scca.org.mk (EN)
    • Culture in Macedonia www.culture.in.mk (EN)
    • Mac. Cinematography www.maccinema.com (MK)
  • Content published under Creative Commons
    • (CC) Macedonia Portal cc.org.mk
  • Other: institutions & projects
    • Museum of Macedonia www.musmk.org.mk
    • Living Heritage www.zivonasledstvo.org.mk
    • Exploring Macedonia www.exploringmacedonia.com
    • Macedonia FAQ (last update in 2003) faq.macedonia.com
diversity intercultural dialogue resources
Diversity & Intercultural Dialogue Resources

NGOs and Projects

  • Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia www.soros.org.mk
  • Common Values www.cv.org.mk
  • DIANET (Dialogue for Interaction, Advocacy and Networking Capacity Building) www.dianet.org
  • Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation www.mcic.org.mk
  • Bridging Religions in Macedonia http://mcms.powweb.com/MSM
slide15

Thank you for your attention Zahvaljujem na pažnjiБлагодарам на вниманието[email protected]

ad