Technology, Journalism, and some Papers from Panama

What do you know about Panama Papers? – the biggest data leak in the history that exposed over 11.5 million documents with hidden secrets of governments and high-ranking politicians all over the globe. If you don’t know a lot, or if you want to know more, POINT 5.0 will host a panel on Technology, Journalism, … Continued

Scaling tech: what works and what not?

On Friday at POINT 5.0 Day 2, a session on “Scaling tech: what works and what not?” will be held at Art Cinema Kriterion with start at 17:40 PM.   Organizations that will participate on this session are Faktograf.hr, first fact-checking platform in Croatia, Fundament from Poland that aims is to develop democracy, open and … Continued

Girls in the IT world

Why should girls engage in programming  will be the theme at panel discussion titled “Girls in Tech,” which will be held on Friday,  27th of May from 17:00h. On this panel, BiH. initiative “IT Girls” will be presented,  which aims to strengthen the role of women in the IT community, and it will be presented … Continued

Open data in Albania

All countries of the Western Balkans have joined, in recent years, the Partnership for Open Government and Albania is one of the regional leaders in this field. What are the experiences of this country in the process of opening public data, how did the process progres and how far did it advance, we’ll talk at … Continued

Skopje 2014 – Using Cool Apps to Expose Corrupt Government

BIRN Macedonia has developed an interactive app for Android devices called “Skopje 2014 Uncovered” that allows users to know the cost of buildings and monuments that form part of the government sponsored revamp of the capital. BIRN’s new app lists all the edifices that are included in the BIRN’s official database of buildings, new facades, … Continued

Citizens in the parliamentary benches through online platform

How can citizens influence the legislative process through an online platform, is a  Panel theme at this year’s POINT conference that will be held on Friday 27th of May at 11:00 Through 45 minutes of the panel discussions, the conference participants will be introduced to javnarasprava.ba a web platform that allows direct participation of citizens … Continued

Civil activism and elections in Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainian crisis and Russian-Ukrainian relations, was obligatory theme at the previous two POINT conferences, so this year there will be another panel discussion regarding this subject, that will be held 26th of May at 18:00h. About the elections and perspectives of civil activism in these two countries at the fifth edition of POINT conference, will … Continued

Book promotion: “Feb waited the pen”

As part of this year’s POINT conference, there will be held a promotion of the collection ofshort stories  “Feb waited the pen” by Brano Mandić from Montenegro.The promotion will be held in the Kriterion 26th of May at 19: 00h. The promotion will be moderated by journalist and publicist Senad Pećanin, founder and a longtime … Continued

Elections in the Balkans – What can citizens do?

Parliamentary elections in Serbia were completed a few weeks ago, Macedonia will have parliamentary elections in June while local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina will be held in October. This year Montenegro will also have a parliamentary elections. In all these countries, civil society is actively involved in the elections process through numerous campaigns, and … Continued

TV Fact-checking – How to reach prime time news

TV factchecking has become extremely popular around the world in the past few years, which is proved by the large viewership of shows whose editors and producers will try to bring the essence of their work in creating video content, on the panel during POINT 5.0 Conference. The panel discussion that will be held on … Continued

I walk freely – platform for abuse report

Kosovo Organisations Open Data Kosovo, Girls Coding Kosovo and Kosovo Women’s Network, have developed a simple and useful Android app through which one can report sexual violence, and the application will be presented to the POINT 5.0 conference on 27th of May at 11:40h. The application “Walk Freely” allows anonymous reporting sexual abuse, which is … Continued

Motivating stories from the Balkan – Experiences and good practices

On the 27th of May, POINT 5.0 – Day 2, a session about Motivating stories from the Balkans will take place. Representatives of various organizations fromt the region, will share their experiences and good practices. Session will start at 10:00 in Art Cinema Kriterion. Speakers of this panel are: Sead Halilović from C.A. Ceterum Censeo … Continued

The refugee crisis and Technology

Wave of refugees travelling from Syria and other Middle East countries to Europe, that started last summer, touched greatly many Balkan countries from Greece to Slovenia. A big number of refugees, on their way to Europe, were often left on their own in everyday situations,  which prompted many activists, from the countries through which they … Continued