Arab Spring is still happening

Panelists from Jordan, Syria, Egypt and Iraq talked about the specifics of the Arab Spring and the current political situation in their countries.   Photos by Vanja Čerimagić The panel started with an introduction by the moderator Ahmed Samih Farag, human rights activist and a TV talk show presenter on an Egyptian opposition television. He … Continued

Reporting on Ukraine – How to Make Sure the Truth is Heard

Factual, objective and professional reporting is always a hot and important topic. However, during extraordinary circumstances, such as wars, it is even more important to know what is actually happening on the ground. Ukraine has been in this kind of situation for eight years now. Since 2014, the Euromaidan uprising and Russian occupation of Crimea, … Continued

Register to participate in the POINT 10 Conference

The POINT Conference team invites local activists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, media, students and others interested in fields of political responsibility, new technologies, media and human rights to apply to participate in this year’s conference. The POINT Conference will take place in Sarajevo, in Dom mladih (the Youth House), on the 2nd and 3rd June … Continued

Apply to be a speaker at the POINT 10 Conference!

Our persistence made 10 years of existence! Let’s round it together! If you are an activist with relevant experience in developing a project related to the use of new technologies in fields of government accountability monitoring and/or open data, or if you just want to share your research or work that is related to technology, … Continued

Journalism and the Pandemic Challenges: Reporting about the Unknown

Pandemic has impacted the journalism profession in several ways. Gordana Bjeletić from Južne Vesti, a media outlet from southern Serbia, has pointed out that all the information, for all parts of the country, were coming out of one place, the Government of Serbia. So, correspondents of the media from Niš had to enquire about the … Continued

Personalization algorithms, misinformation in academia and Twitter brigades: Projects from the region

The latest edition of POINT 9.0 conference included presentations of multiple projects, initiatives and tools of civil society organizations developed in the past year, and all these occurred during the second day. Participants had an opportunity to learn about three projects from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.  Photo by Vanja Čerimagić Presentations by Uma … Continued

A decade after the Arab Spring

Since its first edition in February 2012, when we discussed the topic of the “Arab Spring” and the role of new technologies in a series of civil revolutions in the Arab world, the POINT conference has devoted much of its agenda to refer to the Middle East and North Africa region. A decade has passed … Continued

French elections during the pandemic – Estelle Cognacq, Franceinfo

We spoke with Estelle Cognacq, news director of the newsroom with the radio network called Franceinfo, about French municipal elections, which were held in two rounds in March and June 2020, and discussed the impact of the pandemic on many aspects of the electoral process in this country. In our conversation we focused on topics … Continued

Elections during the pandemic: Bosnia and Herzegovina has faced a number of challenges

On March 4th, 2021, POINT Talks held its second live event to discuss the most recent elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Following a brief presentation on disinformation by the panel moderator, Emir Zulejhić of UG Zašto Ne, the event featured a three-round discussion among the following distinguished panelists. Irena Hadžiabdić from the Central Election Committee … Continued