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Suspended sentence for man who wrote comment with hate speech on AJM’s Facebook page

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) informs of a court judgement in its favor. Namely, a profile on Facebook named "Sasho Mitev" posted a comment with obscenities and hate speech under a post on AJM's Facebook page. According to the judgment of the Basic Criminal Court, Sasho Mitev is guilty under the article 394 - G of the Criminal...

Threats for animal rights activist in North Macedonia who alarmed about lion cub smuggling

Animal rights activist Tina Mickovska revealed that she is receiving death threats after she publicly denounced the trend of posting photographs of the lion cub Simba on the social networks by users from North Macedonia and called the authorities to act. On her Facebook profile she wrote that she is scared for her life, but that she won't back down...

Hate speech and harrasment campaign against Metamorphosis staff continues with impunity: “Should we shoot them or bring funeral wreaths to their homes?”

"Here is the cancer of the society," "slowly we are completing the list, information is arriving from all sides and we already have their home addresses," "poor bastards, they don't know they will be erased too, and very quickly," "should we shoot them or bring funeral wreath to their homes," "Macedonians, spit on them in public..." "Get to know...

British Ambassador Galloway condemns the hate speech and false accusations against Meta Agency’s journalists

The Ambassador of Great Britain, Rachel Galloway on her Twitter account condemned the hate speech and the false accusations on social networks and certain news sites towards Meta.mk's staff, who together with their colleagues from Metamorphosis  have found themselves targets of malice since Lider news site published an article with inflammatory speech. Galloway requested that all relevant institutions take...

Journalist associations in North Macedonia react against Lidija Dimova

The Independent Labor Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (ISSMW), the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) condemned, as they say, the inappropriate statements that were aimed at discrediting and which were followed by lawsuit threats towards the colleagues from the online medium "A1On" by the Director of the National...

Protection of Forest and Park “Vodno” got stuck in procedures

Even though it was declared a priority two years ago, the Bill on Protection of Vodno still hasn`t become a law. According to the last study of the valorization of the Forest and Park "Vodno", the protection of this area is envisioned in the lower environmenta category. This means that Vodno, instead of protection by law, will be protected...

Vanhoutte: The media reforms are disappointingly scarce

Peter Vanhoutte, the main mediator in the political parties talks during the so-called Przhino Process, which led to the Przhino Agreement, visited Skopje again. In this interview he speaks about one segment of the Przhino Process, namely the media reforms, and gives his appraisal. Are you familiar with the course of the media reforms over the past 3 years and...

SSNM and ZNM condemn the threats towards Geroski and demand institutions react

The Independent Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers (In Macedonian: Samostoen sindikat na novinarite i mediumskite rabotnici "SSNM"): and the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (In Macedonian: Zdruzenie na novinarite na Makedonija "ZNM") condemned yesterday's threats to the editor-in-chief of "Plus Info" - Branko Geroski. “SSNM and ZNM believe that these threats represent a direct attack on the freedom...

Janchev: I receive death threats, Mickoski assures me they’re not from VMRO-DPMNE

The current vice-president of VMRO-DPMNE and current Mayor of Kavadarci, Mitko Janchev, did not appear on last night's "TV 24" because he and his wife received death threats if he appeared on the show. After, he explained what happened. "For the last month we have been constantly receiving threats through Facebook and text messages. Today, we received a threat on...

VMRO-DPMNE: By employing Commander Hoxha, Zaev is giving way to thugs

The only reference to Zaev's friend, Commander Hoxha, is that he made a political agreement with the top of SDSM, to free the village of Tanusevci, and in return, he received a political position high up in government. But who held Tanusevci captive and where are the weapons and the people who were ready to confront the Macedonian police?...

SSNM strongly condemns threats of lawsuits against Lupevska Sozen by businessman Gechev

The Independent Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) strongly condemns the direct threats made against journalist Snezana Lupevska Sozen and "Telma" TV during yesterday's interview on "Top Tema" by the head of "IGM Trade", Ilija Gechev , read a statement by the SSNM. It adds that the threat which was made in public that Lupevska would be repeatedly sued,...

There have been 30 threats issued on social networks whereas 6 were threats were issued against Zaev

The Ministry of Interior announced that its Sector for Computer Crime and Digital Forensics has documented and processed 30 cases where state officials' safety was jeopardized on the social networks or their personal data was misused. Notifications were sent for all cases to the Basic Public Prosecution in order to investigate whether those are criminal acts that should be...

VMRO-DPMNE calls on Zaev to publicly say who he received assassination threats from

The VMRO-DPMNE party, through a statement, called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, to publicly say who he had been threatened by and how realistic the threat it, after Zaev told the Montenegrin Radio “Antena-M” that some security analysts told him that his security was threatened and that he was a potential assassination target. "If he does not do this, then...

Zaev has been under constant threat of assassination for two years, says Spasovski

Today, Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski said at the press briefing that Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, while he was the leader of SDSM and now as prime minister has been under constant threats of assassination. Zaev received indirect threats while he was a leader of SDSM two years ago when he published the materials from illegal wiretapping, i.e. regarding the...

Gruevski: Мass bribery, systematic threats and blackmail in the second round

There were more irregularities in the second round than the first round, said the VMRO-DPMNE leader, Nikola Gruevski after he voted today at primary school “Kuzman Josifovski-Pitu” in the municipality of Kisela Voda. “Unfortunately, during this period we didn’t get to see a democratic atmosphere. There was mass bribery among the public as never before in Macedonia, as well as,...

VMRO-DPMNE appeals to the court not to succumb to pressure and threats

The opposition party VMRO-DPMNE has issued an appeal to the court not to succumb to threats and pressure that are made regarding the charges that were filed by the Special Public Prosecution against high-ranking party officials and former ministers, among which is VMRO-DPMNE’s party leader and former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski. The party stresses that with the work of the...

AJM: Steep fall of media freedom and worsening of the journalists’ status

“In 2016, the government has used all of the government’s available instruments to limit the freedom of speech and to control the media. It is awarding the docile media with public assets while the critical journalists are constantly attacked and are exposed to various types of pressure said Naser Selmani, the president of the Association of Journalists in Macedonia...

SDSM: The institutions not to succumb to Gruevski’s violent scenarios

Nikola Gruevski must not threaten with violence because that is unconstitutional and an act that is punishable by law, said SDSM in its morning announcement. The party stresses that the new president of the Parliament will be elected very quickly, and then “a new reformatory government of Unitarian Macedonia, in accordance with the Rulebook, the Constitution and the laws...

VMRO-DPMNE: SDSM are ordering attacks on journalists they can not control

Today, VMRO-DPMNE in a statement accused SDSM and "criminals" from the ranks of the party of ordering attacks on the media and threatening all journalists who are not under the control of SDSM and Soros. "Ivona Talevska a journalist from "Sitel" TV was attacked, journalist Janko Ilkovski was attacked, Dejan Nikolovski was attacked, Antonio Dimitrievski, Boban Nonkovic, the news crew...

US Embassy: All threats are reported to the Ministry of Interior, but we do not demand criminal prosecution

The US Embassy in Skopje regularly informs the Macedonian authorities about the threats that are issued from different sources, but it has not requested that the perpetrators be legally prosecuted as that is left up to the state’s institutions in charge, said the U.S. Embassy when asked by “Meta” regarding the criminal charges filed by the Ministry of Internal...