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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

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.

COVID-19 pandemic adversely affects digital rights in the Balkans

Digital rights NGOs warn about increase of cases of violation of privacy of people under quarantine, spread of disinformation and internet scams in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hundreds of Croatians left homeless by earthquake amid COVID-19 crisis

The quake hit shortly after the city had implemented restriction measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, bringing additional stress to Croatians.

Croatia's earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak

The quake left 27 people injured and caused extensive material damage to Zagreb.

Churches in Greece and North Macedonia refuse to modify rituals conducive to the spread of COVID-19

The ritual known as the Holy Communion or Eucharist has Orthodox Christian worshippers drinking wine by a shared spoon, while Catholics eat thin slices of bread directly from the hand of...

Coronavirus-related xenophobia spreads to Central and Eastern Europe

Incidents of hostility towards Asian people reported in North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Belarus and ...social networks across the region

Comics fans in southern Europe celebrated the triple anniversary of cult publications in 2019

Comics fans in several southern European countries celebrated three golden jubilees in 2019: the 50th-anniversary publication of Italian comics series Alan Ford, the ‘Yugoslav Asterix’ Dikan, and Serbian magazine Stripoteka

Serbian nationalists want to build an extravagant Triumphal Arch in a Belgrade park

The initiative drew comparisons with similar architectural shenanigans by other authoritarian regimes in the Balkans.

A 1990s Macedonian film set in 2019 foreshadows a xenophobic future

Like other sci-fi before it, it imagined the present year as a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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