Today, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) presented findings of the survey of public opinion about LGBT persons, within the project “NO to discrimination – YES to diversity”.
Tamara Milaš, CCE Programme Associate, opening the presentation stated that the findings of the research were pleasant surprise, adding ‘We assess that they reflect also the so far performance of civil society organizations, and above all, of course, non-governmental organisations which are gathering the LGBT persons and focusing on this issue’.
All media and journalists in Montenegro have unique code of ethics, but there is no unique self-regulatory body at the level of the entire media community that takes care of respect of journalistic ethics, nor the indication that it could be established soon. Furthermore, the trend of violation of professional standards and ethics has marked recent years, as it was assessed at the presentation of a study of the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) regarding self-regulation of the media Conscience of the Fourth Estate, produced within the project Facts Do Matter.
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On the occasion of 28 January – Personal Data Protection Day, the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) appeals to the authorised institutions to urgently start the process of harmonization of the legislative framework of Montenegro with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that entered into force on 25 May 2018.
Data protection is fundamental human right, which is guaranteed by the Constitution of Montenegro and other legal acts. However, due to the ever more rapid technological advancement and digitization of business and private correspondence through numerous mobile applications, social networks, consumer profiling applications, Big Data, etc. problems occur that these acts have not foreseen. Therefore, the importance of this Regulation is also reflected in the definition of new obligations and codes of conduct for employees working on the citizens’ data processing, in order to ensure higher degree of personal data protection.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) has researched data on number and manner of examinations of irregular pupils in Montenegro, the amount of incomes that schools have as per this basis and the manner of allocation of these incomes, and the data are summarised in the analysis Irregular Pupils in Montenegrin Educational System.
The focus of research were 48 state educational institutions which provide secondary education. The data have been requested for period from 2012 to 2017 about number of pupilswho took exam for irregular grade for each year individually; number of those who passed the year and the number of those who did not pass; amount of funds received by school as per irregular examination of pupils in this period; as well as how much has been allocated for fees for examiners. Furthermore, lists of all members of commissions for irregular examinations as per deadlines and years were also sought.
Out of 48 institutions, 45 has responded to the request of CCE, whereby 42 institutions submitted fully or partially the requested information. More precisely, 41 institutions have submitted data on received funds, and 36 of them about the amount of funds allocated for examiners. Mixed-High School ‘Danilo Kis’ Budva has submitted formal response on procedures in relation to this issue in this school, but not the requested information about number of these pupils and received funds. Educational Centre Pluzine and Educational Centre Savnik have not published the call for enrolment of irregular pupils since their establishment, nor have they organised irregular examination, of which they have orderly submitted the information. Unfortunately, three secondary schools have not submitted any information despite numerous urgencies: Vocational High School Berane, Electro-Economic High School Bijelo Polje and VocationalHigh School Pljevlja.