Tag: public room
Macedonia 05.02.21 | 12:19

Creator and admin of “Public Room” group arrested, will be prosecuted for distributing child pornography

The creator andC admin of the “Public Room” group on the encrypted messaging app Telegram were taken into custody after the prosecution had issued an arrest warrant. They will be prosecuted for “production and distribution of child pornography.” As there is a risk of escape, possibility...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 17:27

Protest against online harassment of women in Skopje, VMRO-DPMNE came out in support of the protesters

Members of Parliament from VMRO-DPMNE joined the protest that was held today to demand stronger enforcement of harassment laws. The protest was held after the authorities failed to shut down a Telegram group with thousands of users on which nude pictures of underage girls were shared, as well as contact...

Macedonia 02.02.21 | 10:46

Protest march tomorrow at 14:30 h: “Public Room” is a crime

The “Gender Equality Platform” is organizing a protest march tomorrow at 14:30 h, where it will announce the demands to the institutions for a thorough clarification of the “Public Room” case and for a comprehensive approach in dealing with gender-based violence in the country,...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 23:25

Vasilevska: Police officers were members of the Telegram “Public” Room” group, and the government is hiding them

VMRO-DPMNE MP, Ivanka Vasilevska, talked on the “Click Plus” show on TV21 about the current political developments, the census that will probably be conducted in the country, as well as the current situation regarding the Telegram chat group “Public Room”. According to Vasilevska,...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 22:50

“Public Room” shut down, similar Telegram group also targeted

Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski said Thursday the institution’s Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Sector has briefed him that the “Public Room” chat group has been shut down. I salute this step of the Telegram platform and say that those who violated the law will be punished because...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 19:22

Telegram chat group “Public Room” shut down

Chat group “Public Room” at the Telegram app has been shut down, the Ministry of Interior has told MIA. Earlier, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski asked Telegram to shut down the “Public Room” group, otherwise the possibility of banning the app or...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 12:02

Calls to shut down Telegram group used to share pictures of underage girls

President Stevo Pendarovski called for action on the Telegram chat group where users were sharing pictures of underage girls or doxxing and threatening girls and women. We want the institutions to investigate the case appropriately and all violators should be prosecuted and punished. There must be immediate...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 18:59

Spasovski’s incapacity to deal with the “Public Room” Telegram group endangers young lives and creates victims

Oliver Spasovski is an incompetent minister who endangers the safety of the citizens and refuses to act upon the requests of the citizens. The “Public Room” case that appeared last year was resolved in just two days and the group was closed under the leadership of the interim Interior Minister...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 10:57

Users of Telegram group where pictures of underage girls were shared are threatening the woman who reported them

Participants in a Telegram chat group where pictures of underage girls were being shared are openly seeking information about a womanwho reported the group to the police. The group had a large following in Macedonia and it had people exchanging contact information and pictures for girls, some of them...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 18:25

Telegram closed the group where users from Macedonia shared child pornography, but it’s feared that there are others

Telegram deleted the Public Room chat group, which had thousands of people from Macedonia, after it was revealed that child porn is shared by some users. The police cyber crime unit and state prosecutors pushed for the closure of the group and are also working to prosecute those involved, as well as...