Stories about North Macedonia from November, 2010
While other regions feature a lot more prominently in the collection of U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks thus far, a few countries of the CEE region do appear in the kickoff edition of Cablegate. Below is a small selection of initial reactions from the region's bloggers.
Basic improvements at the Skopje Zoo have brought new quality of life for the captive animals and the visitors, who regain confidence in this public enterprise.
Razvigor :-) writes mockingly about the connection between the screening of “Salt” and the issue of lustration in Macedonia.
Coalition for Protection and Promotion of Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities started a blog campaign [MKD] against the homophobic content of the official curriculum. NGOs from this group demand removal of secondary school textbooks with outdated and discriminatory lessons, and establishing a mechanism of prevention of such abuse...
Participants who spoke after it, consider the first TEDx event in Macedonia a great success. The one-day conference organized independently under license from American nonprofit TED enabled widening the range of publicly discussed topics and inspiring at least one hundred participants to work on positive change.