December 13, 2017

SEEsummary

Monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities in South Eastern Europe and the neighouring area
In partnership with DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform

[New] The April 2018 issue is now available.

It covers Internet governance and digital policy developments and events that occurred in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area in April 2018.

Highlights:

  • Belarus: New forms of regulation for online media are discussed in the national parliament.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: The country’s first Internet Exchange Point is about to become a reality, as local stakeholders sign agreement.
  • Moldova: Telecom regulator launches a public consultation on a set of recommendations regarding self-regulatory practices for ISPs to tackle Internet content that is harmful to children.
  • Montenegro: The Council of Europe presents recommendations on reforming the country’s media sector.
  • Serbia: Legislation is amended to enable the trade of digital goods in foreign currency inside the country.
  • Slovenia: Broadband Internet access becomes part of the universal service.
  • Turkey: Twitter’s latest Transparency Report reveals that between July and December 2017, Turkey submitted approximately 65% of the total number of content removal requests.
  • SEE: Bulgaria and Slovenia are among 25 European countries that signed a Declaration of cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI).
  • This issues also includes an overview of several Internet-related events that were held in the region in April, as well as a list of events taking place in May.

 

 

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Editorial team


Editors: Qanita Abedpour, Andreea Belu, Maja Ćalović, Sabajete Elezaj, Andrijana Gavrilović, Su Sonia Herring, Loreta Kroj, Olga Kyryliuk, Dajana Mulaj, Oliana Sula | Coordination: Sorina Teleanu

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Editorial note


The SEEsummary is produced on a best effort basis, by our team of volunteer editors. Each month, the editors scan local and regional media, as well as websites of public institutions and other organisations, and compile what they find to be some of the most significant digital policy developments.

The SEEsummary does not claim to be a comprehensive source of information. Despite our efforts, we may miss some things happening across the region. To help us cover as many significant developments as possible, we invite you to share with us news from your countries.

While we do our best to double-check the information we cover, and we always provide links to the sources, we acknowledge the fact that errors might appear in our summaries. Please rest assured that such errors are never made on purpose. And we always stand ready to correct them.

For any corrections or contributions to our summaries, please contact SEESummary coordinator Sorina Teleanu, at editors@seedig.net.