Center for Security Research Articles,Publications CSR was part of the research project on cyber bullying

CSR was part of the research project on cyber bullying


On January 31st 2022, three WEASA alumni members from different editions presented their research on cyberbullying in Macedonia and Serbia. One of the researchers was Oliver Risteski MA, our Head of the Department for Law Enforcement Research. The valuable piece of the research caught the attention of the attendees, who shared their appreciation and feedback after the presentation, and demonstrated their deep interest in the topic. The research found out that mostly women and underaged girls are under attack by ex-husbands or ex-partners/boyfriends who share personal photos online without their consent, conduct blackmail, and harass for revenge or other reasons. 

On the following link you can find the full research with the recommendations:

https://www.weasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Research-on-cyber-stalking-in-North-Macedonia-and-Serbia.pdf

Related Post

The West cannot ignore Ethiopia’s latest agonyThe West cannot ignore Ethiopia’s latest agony

Aleksandar Nacev

Violence in Ethiopia’s northern state of Tigray has escalated in recent weeks, with hundreds of soldiers and an untold number of civilians killed in a worsening dispute between regional forces and the national government. The long-simmering tensions between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government in Addis Ababa and leaders from the country’s northern Tigray region have spilled out into the open and hundreds of people have been reported dead. The escalation in hostilities has spurred a mass exodus from parts of the region, with tens of thousands of people fleeing over the border into Sudan.

(more…)

Crime and its Profits from the Corona CrisisCrime and its Profits from the Corona Crisis

Tamara Mitkovska

From December until today, we are facing a disease that took the world by surprise. The pandemic caused an economic and social crisis that diverted the attention of the authorities from crime. Police and the military are being used to implement quarantine, many businesses have collapsed and many jobs have been lost. Hospitals have been, and still are, overflooded with patients for whom there is no cure, and those suffering from other diseases have remained almost neglected. This set of circumstances is ideal for the rise of criminal activity around the world.

In the overall situation we are in, we wonder where are the additional activities of the police during the pandemic? Until now, they have included enforcing curfews, as well as conducting state quarantine,compliance with the orders for self-isolation, supporting the staff from public health facilities in establishing contacts with an infected person, specific tasks and responsibilities of border police officers, and so on. It is more than clear that these additional activities carry an additional, but also a very large burden on the already stretched resources. (more…)

Returning terrorists threaten us allReturning terrorists threaten us all

Aleksandar Nacev PhD

What started in 2011 as a popular uprising against the Syrian regime escalated into an all-out war that engulfed both Syria and Iraq, drew in a suite of regional actors and world powers, and attracted an unprecedented number of volunteer combatants from more than a hundred countries.

Among those countries are many of the nations in the Western Balkans, from which more than a thousand nationals of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, N. Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia are estimated to have travelled to the battle­fields of Syria and Iraq since 2012. The significance of this number becomes apparent when you consider the context of the combined population across these small countries, a total population of less than nineteen million. The rates of volunteer mobilisation relative to the population size of the Western Balkans nations are far higher than any other in western European afflicted by volunteer fighters and terrorists. 

(more…)