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Macedonia and freedom of expression: five years after the “black monday” Mirjana Lazarova talks

08/01/2018

A year ago the European Court of Human Rights had ruled in favor of Macedonian journalists physically removed from parliamentary security during the 2012 budget adoption session: on that occasion, Article 10 and Article 6 of the European Convention on human rights were violated. A year later, the book by Mirjana Lazarova Trajkovska - Macedonian judge within the Court of Strasbourg - focuses on the role played by international law in defining freedom of expression in her country.

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Macedonia: five years after the “Black Monday"

08/01/2018

Five years have passed since the events of December 2012, when both the opposition representatives and the journalists in the parliamentary hall were removed by the Macedonian police. Without any media coverage and political opposition, the majority approved the country budget for 2013.

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Macedonia: no public money for print media

08/01/2018

After a series of evaluations, the Macedonian government decides to withdraw from its first intention to finance print media: there would be no public money from the budget.

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Macedonia: should the government finance the printing press?

08/01/2018

The Association of Private Electronic Media “Media lenses” reacted to the possible government subsidy of print media in Macedonia. They have nothing against the financial support for the survival of the daily newspapers, but they wonder why private radio and TV stations are being expelled from that action.

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Macedonia: Kezarovski presents his book: “I could have been silent, but I chose to write”

17/11/2017

“Life in a Box”, the first book of the Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski was presented in Skopje. “I could have been silent, but I choose to write”, the author said. In May 2013 Kezarovski had been arrested on the charge that he revealed the identity of a protected witness. The charge relates to an article published in 2008 in the magazine Reporter 92 in which Kezarovski quoted from an internal police report that had been leaked to him. Thanks to international pressures, today he is a free man and “I am Kezharovsky” is the slogan that reunites many politicians, musicians, journalists, activists, writers, young and old.

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Macedonia: Gruevski's government spent 38 million euros for propaganda and campaigns

25/09/2017

More than 38 million euros of budget money was spent by the government of Nikola Gruevski for media campaigns and government advertising in the period from 2008 to 2015. It was revealed by the government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski.

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Macedonia: People are mostly informed by TV

25/09/2017

Television is still the main news bulletin for political developments, but the number of citizens who get informed about politics via internet is growing, according to the latest poll of the International Republican Institute (IRI) conducted from 4th to 21st August 2017.

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Macedonia: free information for local elections

25/09/2017

The Macedonian Information Agency (MIA) has announced that in the next three months, until the end of the local elections, the internet portals can transmit free of charge all MIA information.

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Macedonia: free access for journalist to the Central Registry

25/09/2017

Journalists will be able to receive free information from the Central Registry, but the requests will have to indicate on what kind of research they are working on. It’s what the Director of the Central Registry, Marija Boškovska-Jankovska, told to the journalists national meeting.

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Macedonia: the new law on media has several illogicalities

25/09/2017

The Ministry of Information Society put it on paper, the draft law on audio and audiovisual media services, but without consulting all stakeholders in a wider debate. The main emphasis is on reducing political influence, but illogical passages are still noticeable.

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