SEEsummary

A monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities in
South Eastern Europe and the neighouring area (SEE+)

Launched in September 2016, the SEEsummary – a one of a kind initiative in the region – provides a monthly overview of Internet governance and digital policy developments and activities occurring in SEE+.

Updates covered in the summary are structured around Internet and digital policy issues, such as infrastructure, cybersecurity, human rights online, e-commerce, and the digital divide. For this purpose, we use the classification of Internet and digital policy issues developed by DiploFoundation and showcased in the Geneva Internet Platform Digital Watch Observatory.

In partnership with DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform

Highlights

  • Albania: Media organisations publish report assessing the implications of proposed online media regulation.
  • Kosovo*: Albanian-Serbian online dictionary to be developed by the International Organization for Migration.
  • North Macedonia: Information Society Minister reiterated plans for a regional cybersecurity centre to be opened in Skopje.
  • Romania: Ransomware attacks target public health institutions. The government adopts ordinance regulating ride-hailing services.
  • Serbia: The government submits draft law to the parliament to amend e-commerce legislation and bring it in line with EU framework.
  • Romania and Serbia: Authorities go ahead with 5G plans, while operators set up 5G networks and launch 5G services.
  • Western Balkans: Report argues that quality journalism is insufficiently promoted on social networks.
  • SEE+: EU members states from the region score low in EU’s Digital Economy and Society Index. SEE+ countries feature in Freedom House’s Freedom and the media report. 
  • Also included: a list of upcoming events (July and August 2019) and an overview of upcoming capacity development and engagement opportunities for SEE+ stakeholders.

 

Previous issues

Take a look at previous issues of the SEEsummary to see what has happened in the SEE+ region since September 2016.

2019
2018
2017
2016

Editors:

  • Maja Ćalović | Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Andrijana Gavrilović | Serbia
  • Katarina Gevorgyan | Armenia
  • Su Sonia Herring | Turkey
  • Stelios Kavvadias | Greece
  • Loreta Kroj | Albania

 

  • Olga Kyryliuk | Ukraine
  • Marko Paloski | North Macedonia
  • Efthymia Papadopoulou | Greece
  • Liljana Pecova Ilieska | North Macedonia
  • Oliana Sula | Albania
  • Veronica Ștefan | Romania

Coordination:

  • Sorina Teleanu | Romania

 

Read more about our editors

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[at]seedig.net.

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