CIVIL Panel Discussion: How the census can be (mis)used?

CIVIL is organizing a panel discussion on the topic How the census can be (mis)used?”, on Tuesday, February 9 at Hotel “Solun” in Skopje, starting at 1.00 pm. The panel discussion will be attended by Apostol Simovski, Director of the State Statistical Office, Petre Shilegov, Mayor of the City of Skopje, Ljupco Zikov, chief editor of “Kapital” and Dehran Muratov, journalist and coordinator in CIVIL. The panel discussion will be led by journalist Zoran Ivanov.

In compliance to the protection measures against Covid-19, the panel discussion will be held without an audience, whereas the public and media will be able to follow the event live on CIVIL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel as well.

CIVIL’s panel discussion will try to answer several questions and topics related to the census, according to the expertise, that is, experience of the participants in the panel discussion. The first speaker at the event will be Apostol Simovski, Director of the State Statistical Office, which is the most relevant institution for conducting the census. He will answer the question how the census will be conducted and what is the meaning of this statistical operation. The remaining questions and topics refer to the importance of the census for the economy and business community, as well as for the smaller ethnic communities in the country. Unfortunately, the issue regarding the motives for the politicization of the census, is inevitable.

The panel discussion will last about an hour and a half. During the discussion, CIVIL’s team will follow the reactions and questions on the social networks and will pass on to the participants in the discussion.

CIVIL Communication team

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