SEE Digital Rights Network – November Newsletter


SEE Digital
Rights Network 
NEWSLETTER!

WHAT’S NEW

  • WEBSITE OF SEE DIGITAL RIGHTS NETWORK

We are happy to present the website of the our network that we have been working on in past period. You can use it for fundraising and promotion of our network. Check it out here.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR MEMBERS  

 
We would also like to remind you to choose the month when you will present your organisation in our monthly newsletter. You can choose the most suitable month in the following table and a template that we would like to receive from you can be found on this link.
NORTH MACEDONIA
ABOUT US
 
The Media Development Centre Skopje is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works in the field of freedom of expression and information. More specifically, it has focused on the issues of media policy and media legislation, their development andImplementation. The organisation has strong watchdog and reporting component, following the work of implementing bodies – the audiovisual regulator and the public broadcasting service, as well as policy development and advocacy components. MDC is also very much active in the area of copyrights and associated rights related to media content production and dissemination, as well as providing legal assistance to journalists and media involved in civil litigation or criminal trials, as defendants, on charges related to their reporting.
OUR CONTENT/PROJECT/ETC WE THINK IS RELEVANT FOR THE NETWORK
 
Throughout the almost two decades since its inception in March 2002, MDC has published dozens of policy documents, monitoring reports, analysis of proposed legislation and other topical reports and documents. Of special mention is the participation in the development of two national strategies for development of broadcasting (2007-2012 and 2013-2017) and the leading role MDC played in the drafting and subsequent adoption of the 2005 Broadcasting Law (replaced in 2013 by the Law on Audiovisual Media Services). All documents produced by MDC are available on its website www.mdc.org.mk, in the section “Documents” ( http://mdc.org.mk/en/category/ dokumentacionen-centar ) and most of the publications are available in Macedonian and English language.
WHAT IS OUR SUPERPOWER?
 

We are not afraid to tell uncomfortable truths about national media sector.


SERBIA
ABOUT US
 

Partners Serbia  is a Belgrade-based organization established in 2008. Our work is focused on four pillars: upholding the rule of law, strengthening democratic infrastructure, supporting civil society and institutional development, and promoting effective tools for conflict management. Our vision is a society in which citizens’ dignity and freedoms are respected, where they are able to realize themselves as individuals who have the right to directly influence the quality of life within the social community they live in.

Partners Serbia is a member of international Partners Network that has a 30-year track record of unparalleled success in strengthening local organizations in transitioning countries to become sustainable, effective partners to other social sectors in creating good governance and a culture of democratic, peaceful change management.

OUR CONTENT/PROJECT/ETC WE THINK IS RELEVANT FOR THE NETWORK
 

Throughout our work, we address various issues of information management, focusing on access to information, data secrecy and access to information. Currently, we are working on enhancing the protection of privacy of vulnerable groups, both in online and offline sphere, by: documenting the human rights and privacy violations, equipping human rights defenders, CSOs, and educators with the skills and knowledge to protect vulnerable groups’ privacy rights and challenge power dynamics and systems of oppression, and by providing the legal aid and support in this area. Furthermore, we are developing advocacy initiatives aimed at supporting the strategic policy development in the area of protection of online privacy rights of marginalized-vulnerable groups and raising public awareness on privacy concerns of marginalized-vulnerable groups. In addition, together with our colleagues from Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, we are conducting a research on the openness of executive and legislative institutions in the Western Balkans.

WHAT IS OUR SUPERPOWER?
 
Through our work we:
  • Create partnerships that bring about knowledge-based change
  • Initiate the responsible work of institutions
  • Promote and protect citizens’ rights while preserving their dignity and freedom of choice
  • Empower citizens and local organizations to be the bearers of positive changes in their environment

***We would like to invite you to help us build this newsletter in following months by sharing news and important information coming from your organizations. We want to include the important work that you all do as well.

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