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  • Keywords:
  • Countering Disinformation
  • Journalists
  • Public administration
  • Resilience
  • Elections
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The CIVICUS Monitor is a knowledge base and a research tool built by civil society. CIVICUS shares reliable, up-to-date data on the state of civil society freedoms in all countries. Their interactive world map enables accessing live updates from civil society around the world, tracking threats to civil society and learning about the ways in which our rights to participate and express ourselves are being realised or challenged.

  • Keywords:
  • Disinformation
  • Public administration
  • Elections
  • Languages:
  • Español

It is an application for mobile phones and an extension for browsers that allows the recollection of information related to electoral advertising on social networks.


The ways and antidotes of government propaganda

In this article, we describe the transformation of the Hungarian media system after 2010 and what civil organizations and activists can do in this centralised system. In the first half of the article, we will discuss the antidotes, while in the second half we will present the current situation.

The most important function of this highly centralised system is to effectively convey government (and pro-government) messages. It is almost impossible to find an effective and systemic antidote to this incredible volume, but it is worthwhile and important to speak out.

Mertek Media Monitor | 8 min read | Feb 26, 2023

What is Open Data: the main idea and examples

What links Flood Alert Service from Austria, a Polish mobile app informing about the condition of the air quality and a mobile app that helps you commute in Kyiv?

Hive Mind | 2 min read | Dec 22, 2022

Three simple steps to use Open Data effectively

Would you like to strengthen the impact of your organization? Or to share some important information that you’ve collected from your activity?

Are you interested in monitoring your government’s or your local authorities’ way of providing social services or how they’ve been spending the public money?

Hive Mind | 4 min read | Dec 22, 2022

Launch of WACSI Node Nigeria

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) organised the Launch of WACSI Nigeria Node to build civil society resilience in Nigeria for the country’s development and to address the proximity challenge and especially make the Institute’s services readily available to organisations and civic actors that may not have the means to engage effectively online.

Kwame Asante | 7 min read | Dec 21, 2022

The state of cyber-security in North Macedonia: interview with Elena Stojanovska

Elena Stojanovska is true believer that privacy protection is a culture, a way of recognition and respect of a human right. Her experience dates from the times when privacy was a mysterious concept in North Macedonia (2005), until now, when everyone is buzzing around new ways of protecting privacy. Elena worked for the Agency for Data Protection as an Advisor for International Cooperation, she was the human rights on-line specialist at the Metamorphosis Foundation and from February 2020 has really busy days in implementing the new Law on Personal Data Protection in the business sector.

Goce Arsovski | 10 min read | Apr 1, 2022

The state of cyber-security in North Macedonia – interview with Filip Simeonov

Filip Simeonov, Founder and Cyber Security Expert of CPP Services Skopje (, as an Information Technology Engineer begins his work experience as a System Administrator and System Engineer, later focusing on Cyber Security of IT and Telecommunication Systems, application solutions, as well as raising awareness of cyber security and secure data management of all process stakeholders and data processors.

Philip often says that Cyber Security is an investment, not a company expense. As an ethical hacker for 13 years trying to detect all the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in his clients, all in order to be mitigated before bad hackers and malicious users find them, thus improving and increasing the cyber security of companies and their solutions and systems.

Goce Arsovski | 8 min read | Mar 11, 2022

“Smart” devices and the lack of inclusion in Latin America

Considering the boom in biometric technology in the region, in this blog written by Jamila Venturini, J. Carlos Lara And Patricio Velasco from Digital Rights, we review the study published by the Al Sur consortium “Facial recognition in Latin America: trends in the implementation of perverse technology”, an investigation that identifies 38 facial recognition systems developed in the region.

MAKAIA | 6 min read | Mar 1, 2022

Narratives about refugees on the Polish-Belarusian border

A humanitarian crisis has gained momentum on the Polish-Belarusian border since August 2021. Alyaksandr Lukashenko, who rules in Belarus, has encouraged thousands of people from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and African countries to come to Belarus. He has done this through a deliberate campaign to disrupt the European Union. Refugees are being forced to cross the Polish border, and those who disobey are being beaten. People at the border have no food or water. Many, including children, have died. We will explore two popular anti-refugee narratives and learn about alternative or counter narratives that are worth spreading and using in discussions.

Beata Zwierzynska | 7 min read | Dec 9, 2021

Cheapfake as a dangerous propaganda tool: the case of a refugee from Kosovo

The case discussed in the article clearly shows that manipulating pictures has become an intentional propaganda tool, aiming to distort the truth. Any such cheapfakes are dangerous because they disfigure the reality, making people to believe something far from true.

Dren Gerguri | 3 min read | Aug 16, 2021

Local Heroes

Building resilience against disinformation.

Success stories at the grassroot level.

Michal Prawdzik | 1 min read | May 10, 2021

What most e-services currently have in common is the absence of a transparent and easily accessible privacy policy

The growing trend of state institutions of providing more electronic services to citizens besides requiring consistent monitoring of technological development, advancing knowledge and changing the habits of citizens also requires precise determination of measure for the protection of citizens' personal data

Hive Mind | 5 min read | Mar 16, 2021

The election campaigns and use of social media during the pandemic

The ongoing pandemic situation should increase the overall use of social media during the campaign for earlier elections. In order to respect the imposed health restrictions, politicians and political parties would have to avoid party rallies and focus more increasingly on online communication.

Dren Gerguri | 5 min read | Feb 10, 2021