Marshal Twito tracker
Janez Janša, the Prime Minister of Slovenia, uses Twitter daily to directly address citizens, communicate important government decisions and share new measures taken in regards to the covid-19 epidemic. But he also uses this social network for pursuing personal arguments, discrediting his opponents, promoting "alternative facts" and inciting hostility. The Marshal Twito tracker is designed to monitor and record his use of Twitter, inform the public of his usage and draw the attention of decision-makers to the controversial aspects of the Prime Minister's public communication.
What’s up with participatory budgeting?
The project is a continuation of our 2018 campaign in which we were persuading candidates for mayors to commit to introducing participatory budgeting in local municipalities should they be elected. Of the 275 candidates, who had publicly committed to introducing participatory budgeting in their municipalities in the event of election, 56 were elected. Two years later we checked how many of them kept their promise. It turned out that only half of those, who promised to do so, have in fact introduced this instrument of direct democratic decision-making. This, we decided it was time to remind them of their commitment once again.
Razor wire 2.0: after 5 years
The update to the online game Žicar, which we created on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the wire on our southern border, comes five years after the government of Miro Cerar started laying it. The governments of Marjan Šarec and Janez Janša continued with hostile policies toward refugees and made it even more difficult for them to cross the border. Such inhumane measures do not in any way reduce the number of refugees, rather, they contribute to a higher number of victims. Slovenian refugee policy makes us all culprits in their deaths. As long as the wire is standing, we all have blood on our hands!
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.