All posts by Филип Стојановски

Appeal by Editorial Board of Vest Daily: Government Attempts to Crush the Newspaper

на 20. 12. 2015 | | mk
The Editorial Board of Vest daily issued the following appeal on December 20, 2015: Appeal of the Editorial Board of Vest Daily In the middle of the negotiations for media freedom according to the Przino Agreement, we face a political attempt to shut down Vest Daily, the most popular daily newspaper in Macedonia that has the biggest circulation and highest credibility. The Editorial Board of Vest Daily is shocked and deeply worried by the decision of the management of Media Print Macedonia (MPM) to replace the Editor in Chief Mr. Goran Mihajlovski. Mr. Mihajlovski’s contract ends on December 31, 2015 and apparently the management decided not to renew it. Mr. Mihajlovski is a founder and a head of Vest Daily

AJM: US and EU condemns the violence against journalists

на 17. 09. 2015 | | mk, sq
Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) published the following announcement on Sept. 17, 2015: A month ago, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia faced with escalating violence against journalists and irresponsible and unprofessional behavior of the Ministry of Interior Affairs sent letter to all relevant organizations where Macedonia is full member, as are the United Nations, the Council of Europe and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the most important partners of Macedonia, United States and the European Commission. With the letter alerted these organizations and countries about violence against journalists takes dramatic proportions and asked for immediate intervention within the Macedonian authorities to ensure security in the performance of Macedonian journalists and to prohibit their lives endangerment.

Attempting to Dress “Civil” into a Military Uniform

на 11. 07. 2014 | | mk

[Review: “Civil” working on foreign black scenarios – heating up tensions and provoking inter-ethnic conflicts]

This text in its introduction does not hide its intention to put the nongovernmental organization Civil in front of a firing squad. This intent is clear not only in relation with the current events connected to the protests due to “Monster” court case, but also due to Civil’s previous activities, which the author considers are pro-opposition, i.e. pro-SDSM. Claims by unnamed “experts” are used as “proofs” for these attempts to blacken the reputation of the NGO.  Link to the original article: „Цивил“ одработува туѓи црни сценарија – подгрева тензии и провоцира меѓуетнички конфликти Date and time of publication: 08.07.2014 Review dateе: 09.07.2014

How to find news that has “dissapeared” from the Internet?

на 7. 06. 2014 | | mk, sq
This journalistic lesson shows how to use Google, Archive, and to access content which is no longer available on the websites which have originally published it.     By: Filip Stojanovski, ICT expert, program coordinator at Metamorphosis Foundation
In certain situations there’s public interest to find contents that were published online, but later removed. This journalistic lesson shows how to use tools by Google, Archive, and

Hate speech is Considered a Crime in the Republic of Macedonia

на 6. 03. 2014 | | mk, sq
In February 2014, the Republic of Macedonia enacted new legal provisions prohibiting and punishing hate speech and dissemination of online materials that promote or incite hatred, discrimination or violence on any ground, against any person or group. With the amendments to the Criminal Code that were immediately adopted by the Assembly in early 2014 and came into force in mid-February (eight days after being published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia, No. 27 from 05.02.2014) Article 319 now reads: Inciting hatred, discord or intolerance on a national,
racial, religious or any other discriminatory ground
(1) Any person using force, harassment, endangering safety, derision of national, ethnic, religious and other symbols, by burning, destroying or otherwise damaging the

New Macedonia Media Leaders Program Begins Recruitment

на 13. 12. 2013 | | mk
IREX is proud to launch the new Macedonia Media Leaders Program (MMLP) with applications available immediately. MMLP is a professional development program for Macedonian journalists and media professionals. The program strives to strengthen media in Macedonia by working with media professionals in fostering leadership skills, developing media professionalism, and expanding professional networks. Through tailored fellowships, MMLP fellows gain hands-on experience with the U.S. media sector, while participating in media and leadership training. Funding for the project is provided by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Skopje. “We are excited to launch this new program modeled on the highly successful Community Solutions Program. From what we have seen from the Community Solutions leaders who have returned to their