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The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) presented, in a ceremony held on February 10, 2015, at the Journalists’ Club in Skopje, the winners of journalistic awards for lifetime achievement “Krste Misirkov” and the “Jashar Erebara” award for annual achievement in the area of investigative report. Erol Rizaov got AJM's lifetime achievement award (Photo Dejan GeorgievskiThe lifetime...
Macedonia remains the worst ranked of all countries of Europea and Western Balkans in the World Press Freedom Index 2015, the annual report prepared by the Reporters without Borders, in spite of the fact that it advanced seven places compared to its 2014 ranking. In the latest report, published earlier this week, Macedonia is ranked 117th out of 180 countries covered by the survey, compared to...
The Freedom in the World 2015, Freedom House’s annual report on the condition of political rights and civil liberties, that of the 195 countries assessed, 89 (46 percent) were rated Free, 55 (28 percent) Partly Free, and 51 (26 percent) Not Free. Freedom in the World 2015 Map (Illustration taken from the website of Freedomhouse.org) More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge...
Last Tuesday, December 23, 2014, the citizens gathered in the Platform for Civic Politics AJDE sat in 123 chairs that they put between the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia and the monument to ASNOM across the street and sent a message to the MPs and the government that the citizens are the source of sovereignty and that democracy is more than just voting in elections. AJDE Platform's...
Organisations for women human rights from the region of Western Balkans again joined the international 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign. The start of the campaign, which is implemented from November 25, the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women to December 10, the Human Rights Day, was marked with actions organized by women organisations, activist...
The European Dialogue on Internet Governance - EuroDIG opened its call for proposals on topics and issues to contribute to EuroDIG's 2015 agenda. The Call is open until 31st of December 2014. In addition to the opportunity to propose any topic that members of the public would like to see discussed, the applicants can also propose a topic that might fit in one of the key topics proposed by...
The Association for Social Research and Communications UDIK from Sarajevo and the Centre for Women Victims of War ROSA from Zagreb, organized actions in front of Sarajevo Cathedral on November 17 and on the Ban Jelačić Square in Zagreb on November 18, respectively, to mark the 23rd anniversary of the suffering of victims of crimes in Vukovar. UDIK Activists in front of the Sarajevo Cathedral (...
Several thousands of university students joined the protest march through the streets of Skopje held last Monday, November 11, 2014, and demanded from the Ministry of Education to cancel the idea to introduce external testing at the universities. Thousands of students protested plans to introduce external testing for university students (Photo Vančo Džambaski) In an open letter to the Minister of...
Zelena akcija (Friends of the Earth Croatia) and Parkticipacija initiative demanded, in a performance held on August 28, 2014 in front of Zagreb City Hall, changes of the proposed Waste Management Plan (WMP) of the City of Zagreb. They believe that the existing proposal pushes Zagreb to economic ruin and health and environmental catastrophe. Activists of Zelena Akcija and Parkticipacija in front...
The “Medica“ Zenica non-governmental organization will launch tomorrow, August 15, 2014, an information campaign for victims of reape and sexual violence during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Medica’s” experience collected in the 22 years of work with victims of rape and sexual violence shows that women lack proper information and knowledge where and how to exercise their rights. The NGO...

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