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October 28, 2014

Macedonia: Calls for investigative journalist's immediate release

Reporters Without Borders , Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe (n-ost) and Civil-Centre for Freedom (a Macedonian human rights NGO) have called for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski ’s immediate release and the quashing of his conviction on a spurious charge of revealing a protected witness’s identity. Sentenced to four and a half years in prison in October 2013, Kezarovski spent several months in prison last year before being transferred to house arrest. The outcome of his appeal... MORE
October 17, 2014

Macedonian investigative magazine Fokus fined in defamation case

Media freedom suffered another blow in Macedonia when the appellate court confirmed that Fokus magazine must pay almost nine thousand euros to a high government official for defamation, according to Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society. The Skopje Court of Appeals confirmed the sentences from the first degree court: Fokus editor-in-chief Jadranka Kostova must pay The Director of the Security and Counter-Intelligence Directorate, Sasho Mijalkov, EUR 5,000. Journalist Vlado... MORE
October 7, 2014

Macedonian journalists demands media reform and end of persecution of journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), together with their affiliates, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (ZNM) and the Trade Union of Macedonian Journalists (SSNM) on Monday issued a set of urgent demands necessary to set free Macedonian journalism and enable a culture of independence and quality journalism to flourish. Central to the demands was a call for an end to the prosecution of colleague Tomislav Kezarovski , jailed... MORE