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The International conference “Freedom and Privacy on the Internet”, organised by the Metamporphosis Foundation and the Institute for Human Rights and Peace from Caen, in the framework of the Decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia and supported by the network France-Balkans (both projects coordinated by ALDA), successfully finished on May 22, 2012 in Skopje.

The public enjoyed the experts’ and speakers’ opinion on the Freedom and Privacy on the Internet, in different areas of public, private or professional life. The first day of the conference, the participants debated the institutional framework and Internet privacy in EU and in the Balkans, as well as media, home and work Internet privacy. The second and the final conference day, dedicated to the freedom of speech on the Internet, resulted with very interesting lectures, discussions and debates. The participants also focused on the “hate speech”, social media and internet censorship in different countries.
The international and local lecturers and participants were able to debate and exchange on this matters, and also to participate in the free workshops organised within the conference, where they could learn and apply several Internet security steps while surfing, checking e-mail, etc.
The dynamic conference raised serious discussions about all the problems with the privacy on the Internet, as well as freedom of speech, media, etc. The conference was officially opened by HE Jean-Claude Schlumberger, the French Ambassador in Macedonia, Elvis Ali, EU Delegation in Macedonia, Bardyl Jashari, Metamorphosis, Sebastien Botreau-Bonneterre, International Institute for Human Rights and Peace and Biljana Zasova, ALDA.
For detailed information on the conference please read here or contact Metamorphosis or the Institute for Peace and Human Rights via e-mail, or
For more information on the Decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia please consult the website of the cooperation or contact Katica Janeva at


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