Register for POINT 8.0 workshops

On the third day of POINT 8.0 Conference, Saturday 18th of May, participants will have the opportunity to visit numerous workshops on different topics. The Radical Act of Self-care: “Activists not Robots. Fighting Burnout in Times of Crisis” – Anna Kuliberda Beacon, IRI: “>versus< ICT media monitoring tool” – Igor Merheim-Eyre and Brady Hills “Fact-checking and verification” … Continued

Register to participate in the POINT 8.0 Conference

Seven days before the conference, POINT 8.0 invites local activists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, media, students, but also those interested in areas of political responsibility, new technologies, media and social networks, human rights and many other topics to apply for participation at the conference. The eighth edition of POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) … Continued

Point 8.0 starts on May 16th!

The eighth edition of POINT Conference (Political Responsibility and New Technologies) will take place in Sarajevo in Brew Imperial Society from 16th to 18th of May and will gather over 200 activists and representatives of civil society organizations from the region of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as … Continued

Point Conference Iraq started today

In cooperation with the association of citizens “Why Not” from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and “ActionSEE” network from South East Europe region, Point conference- Iraq started today with a plan of becoming  an annual tradition. Point conference- Iraq is a unique event that sheds the light upon the importance of using technology, media, and communication technology … Continued

TransparenCEE workshop at POINT conference: Data storytelling for change

This training is for civil society actors working in the field of anti-corruption in CEE* especially on topics of fact checking, public money tracking, exposing corruption, increasing civic participation and opening decision making process in public institutions more transparent. If you work with data, no matter if they are qualitative or quantitative, about public officials, … Continued

Turning data into a story during TransparenCEE workshop in Sarajevo

Collecting data is just a first step on a long way to advocating organization’s findings to the audience – and during TransparenCEE workshop on data storytelling, Anna Kuliberda, civic-tech expert and Andriy Gazin, journalist and open data advocate, encouraged activists to pay attention to this last, but crucial aspect of “data life circle”. TransparenCEE workshop … Continued

Share Labs Data Stories: What corporations know about us from metadata

During the POINT 6.0 conference, from May 24-27th, Kriterion hosted an exhibition of visualised data, “Data Stories” by Share Labs. The exhibition was presented by Vladan Joler, Share Foundation’s director and a professor in the Department for New Media in Novi Sad University.   In is discussion with Feđa Kulenović, an independent information expert, Joler … Continued

POINT 6.0 officially open!

By presenting the ActionSEE network and delivering the “Balkan fact-check award”, the sixth POINT Conference kicked off today in Kriterion in Sarajevo. POINT will gather the representatives from southeastern and eastern Europe, North Africa, Middle East and all over the world. Photos by: Vanja Čerimagić The conference was opened by Darko Brkan, the president of … Continued

Advocacy day: Openness Should Be the Policy of Every Government

Point 6.0 conference started with the Advocacy Day and the very first public presentation of the results and recommendations gathered though the new project Regional Openness Index 2016. The Openness Index is a tool for measuring openness of public institutions, designed to cover broad issues, but always paying attention to their effect on citizens and … Continued

Pavle Dimitrijević: Politics is not reserved only for politicians

In search for the answer on how to make things better, Pavle Dimitrijević became member of “Center for research, transparency and accountability – CRTA” team. CRTA is active since 2010, and the team gathers young activists who are advocating for implementation of the concept of accountability in a society. Pavle is a lawyer in the … Continued

Is online “de-radicalization” possible?

How to fight against online violent extremism and how to prevent its impact in the real world are some of the questions which will be discussed on POINT this year during a panel discussion about online extremism, “de-radicalization” and fight against extreme narratives on online channels and social media. De-radicalization and its possibilities are something … Continued

Dejan Vinković: Growing anger against the elites is a very powerful political force

Dejan Vinković is a professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Split, Croatia and a director of a private non-profit research institute, “Science and Society Synergy Institute” in Čakovec, Croatia. His research interests include a wide range of topics – astrophysics, social economics, biomechanics, visualization, data analysis and statistics of politics … Continued