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Filip Stojanovski · October, 2010

Central Europe Editor at Global Voices.

Web developer and civil society activist since 1995, blogging since 2003 in English and Macedonian.

Director for Partnership and Resource Development at Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society in Skopje, North Macedonia.

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Latest posts by Filip Stojanovski 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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Serbia: Gay Pride Parade Used as Excuse for Riots

  12 October 2010

Gay Pride Parade held on October 10 2010 in Belgrade brought out the worst and the best elements of Serbian society in the open. The police had to suppress about 6000 rioters who, in a very organized manner, wrecked damage in the city center, while pro-democracy forces hailed the event as big advance for the freedoms of speech and association, guaranteed by law.

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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