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

Albanian President blocks anti-defamation legislative package

New digital payment system introduced in Azerbaijan

Belarus plans to open more hi-tech parks

Georgia adopts broadband development strategy

Romania creates a new central institution responsible for digitalisation

Serbia and Cyprus announce national strategies for the development of artificial intelligence

 Serbia and Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina to collaborate on digital transformation of public administration

Access to Wikipedia restored in Turkey

Turkish and Greek hacker groups engage in cyber-attacks against public websites and online services in the two countries

Ukraine launches a digital literacy platform. The country also publishes disinformation bill, generating concerns among media freedom groups.

New platform for investigative journalists launched in SEE region

Also included: a list of upcoming events (February 2020) 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
  • Aleksandra Ivanković | Serbia
  • Ana Jovanović | Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Stelios Kavvadias | Greece
  • Loreta Kroj | Albania

 

  • Olga Kyryliuk | Ukraine
  • Marko Paloski | North Macedonia
  • Efthymia Papadopoulou | Greece
  • Liljana Pecova Ilieska | North Macedonia
  • Vasile Popa | Moldova
  • 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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