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Filip Stojanovski

Eastern and Central Europe Editor at Global Voices.

In web development since 1995, blogging since 2003 in English and Macedonian.

Director for Partnership and Resource Development at Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society.

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Latest posts by Filip Stojanovski

Serbian anti-vaxxers revive the medieval ‘Danse Macabre,’ while pandemic deaths rise

Dance of Death: A round dance in central Belgrade around a new monument of medieval king Stefan Nemanja was part of a chain of anti-lockdown protests across Europe.

Serbia expels US neo-Nazi after investigative website Bellingcat outed his location

Queens, New York native Robert Rondo bragged about helping local neo-Nazis restore Serbian nationalist graffiti that had been defaced by anti-fascist activists.

Famed Serbian film director arrested after former students accuse him of rape

The scandal has captured the Balkans' social media conversation in recent weeks.

Hypocrisy vs history debate follows death of former Yugoslav actress Mira Furlan

The legendary Babylon 5 actress was hounded from her home in Zagreb in 1991 because she opposed chauvinistic nationalism; she rebuilt her life and career from scratch in the USA.

Remembering the Mexican parody songs of the former Yugoslavia

A selection of the greatest hits of the 1960s-1980s YuMex wave.

North Macedonia court rejects lawsuit by journalists over 2017 Parliament attack

Journalists sued the Macedonian state for the violence they faced on that fateful April 27, 2017, when a mob stormed the Parliament. A court ruled they failed to prove the...

In the Balkans, COVID-19 measures may not apply to religious leaders

A bishop's funeral in Montenegro last week drew thousands of maskless mourners.

Supergirl and Vieršnica: Symbols of revolution and gender equality in Belarus

From the early days, women have stood at the forefront of the protests in Belarus, whether on the streets or as leaders of the opposition movement.

Will a new US TV series on the ‘Macedonian teens who helped elect Trump’ perpetuate a tired cliché?

A new series by streaming platform Quibi will supposedly tell "the true story of the Macedonian teenagers who made a fortune creating fake news in the run-up to the 2016...

Serbian cartoons expose political manipulation about COVID-19 vaccines from China and/or Russia

Serbian government has announced that it will provide the population with vaccines against COVID-19 from an undisclosed source, inspiring political cartoons.

Anti-pandemic measures in their home countries deter EU tourists from visiting North Macedonia

Tourism in North Macedonia is suffering because of the lack of foreign visitors, and people in the industry are appealing for additional government aid.

Serbia's first #MeToo trial ends with three-month prison sentence for high-profile predator

Some other women with complaints about the former mayor's behaviour were effectively forced out of the small community.

‘Why did your father die?': Serbia's COVID-19 chaos spills onto Belgrade's streets

"To this day I haven't received his tests. The paperwork said that he died from the corona [virus]. No ventilators were available."

LGBTQ+ community and politicians salute Montenegro's new law on same-sex partnerships

Only five years ago, police banned the country's Pride March as "too risky" following threats of violence from homophobic groups.

Remembering the heartbreaking words of Yugoslavia's war-struck ‘Lost Generation’

"Never in my life [did I imagine] I would shoot at someone or that someone would shoot at me. How can this be? It's not right."

As election looms, Serbia's leading party wants to defend citizens from dinosaurs

"When you can't pay the rent, the only thing left for you to do is build a time machine, go back in time and vote."

Slovenian protesters channel Katie Melua to explain anti-corruption bicycle movement

"There are 10,000 bicycles in Ljubljana. That's a fact. That's how mad the people are."

Former Yugoslavia's brutalist architecture shines in new Star Wars fan film

"If it was gonna be a 'Serbian' story, or an 'ex-Yugoslav' story, let's face it -- it couldn't be a story about royalty."

‘Corona Ciao': Parody of old revolutionary song goes viral in the Balkans

Insult to revolutionary heritage, paean to middle-aged tavern-going privilege or just a bit of fun?

Fans and colleagues pay respects to late Italian comics author Giovanni Romanini

Romanini was acclaimed as a life-long collaborator of the late comics legend Magnus.

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