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· October, 2010

Stories about North Macedonia from October, 2010

Europe: EU and LGBT Rights

  18 October 2010

Katerina Todorovska wrote [MKD] on the Macedonia in the European Union blog about EU's imperfect record on LGBT rights and its positive influence in relation to starting the debate and improving tolerance in the Western Balkans, as Croatia, Serbia, and Macedonia strive to join this supranational structure.

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Macedonia: TEDxSkopje Participant Selection Controversy

  16 October 2010

Many Twitter users voiced dissatisfaction with the preliminary selection to TEDxSkopje, which by the rules of the license is limited to 100 participants. In order to structure the debate, volunteer organizers submitted to an AskReddit-style group interview [MKD] through Ping.mk .

Macedonia: Provincialisation of TV News Coverage

  12 October 2010

In an excerpt from his master's thesis, Sead Dzigal posted data [MKD] on the content of TV newscasts in Macedonia from September 2009. National/local politics – 37%, crime chronicle – 25%, and–quite similar to the U.S.A., as presented in Ethan Zuckerman's TED Talk–news from abroad only 11%.

Macedonia: Human Rights Activist Accused of Libel

  7 October 2010

Žarko Trajanoski, a human rights expert and activist, posted a scan of EUR 50.000 libel lawsuit [MKD] against him by a TV talk show host Milenko Nedelkovski. The defendant allegedly damaged the pro-government media personality's reputation by qualifying his calls to “liquidate” “traitors” as hate speech, and considers this act...

Macedonia: Continuing Horror in Mental Health Institutions

  5 October 2010

On her blog Humans Null and Void, journalist Yana Buhrer Tavanier exposes the situation in the “institutions for adults with intellectual and mental health disabilities in Macedonia, where the lack of care, abuse, filth and neglect are all miserably present.” Reacting, Judith Klein asks: “How many more horror stories do...

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