Macedonia: Omertà Exceptions

A review of the Macedonian online-only commercial media that do not define themselves as pro-opposition confirms the notion that the protests against police brutality are a taboo. A lot of portals carry just a few news items about this topic, mainly spin-loaded reprints from the state news agency MIA. Notable exceptions that provide added value include market leaders: portal (which published an influential and much quoted article [mk] on civic responsibility by Igor Stefanovski, and photo gallery) and aggregator (which compiled a timeline of police brutality [mk] 2006-2011 with links to unresolved cases).

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