Report sees Slovenia narrowing civil freedoms

Ljubljana – CIVICUS, an international organisation of NGOs, has downgraded eleven countries, including Slovenia, in its latest report on civic freedoms in the world. It has put Slovenia among the countries where freedoms have narrowed in 2020, Slovenia’s Centre for Information, Cooperation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS) said on Wednesday.

Serbian Security Service Named Among Users of Israeli Surveillance Software

In research published on Monday, Citizen Lab, an Institute of the University of Toronto that specializes in surveillance issues, listed 25 countries and agencies - including Serbia's Security Information Agency - that use the software of the Israeli company Circles, which enables the user to locate every phone in the country in seconds.

Turkey's GDP performance stands out during pandemic

Posting 6.7% year-on-year growth in the third quarter of 2020, Turkey performed better than numerous other countries, including EU members and fellow OECD countries.

This July to September, dozens of economies saw declines due to measures to stem the spread of the COVID19, such as lockdowns and travel bans.

Bucharest Best Comedy Film 2020 - a tour of the world from 10 different cinematographic perspectives

Bucharest Best Comedy Film 2020, which will take place between December 1 and 10, can be watched on the ComedyEst television channel, a premiere in the world of film festivals. The "Grigore Vasiliu Birlic" Cultural Association, which organizes the event, proposes at this second edition a tour of the world from 10 different cinematographic perspectives.