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Dejan Georgievski
21/04/2013 - 17:35

The countries of Western Balkans didn't escape the global trends noted in the latest “Democracy Index 2012: Democracy is at a standstill” report prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit and released last week.

Dejan Georgievski
22/02/2013 - 20:41

The public pressure and the accusations against the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RAK) that it introduced censorship of the  internet resulted in the decision yesterday, February 21, by RAK to retract its ban on access to foreign online betting website it adopted on January 15, 2013.

Dejan Georgievski
26/10/2012 - 11:06

The activists and advocates of the initiative for creation of regional commission for truth and reconciliation in the countries of former Yugoslavia – RECOM, continued the collection of signatures on the petition to form RECOM on October 24, 2012, in Sarajevo, Belgrade, Priština/Prishtina, Zagreb, Skopje, Podgorica and Ljubljana.

Dejan Georgievski
09/05/2012 - 12:23

According to the Freedom of the Press 2012 Report released by U.S. organisation Freedom House, all countries of the Western Balkans found themselves, on May 3, World Press Freedom Day, in the category of “partly free” countries. (Our report on the Freedom of the Press 2012 Report is available...

Dejan Georgievski
24/04/2012 - 14:42

The “Bringing Civil Society in Western Balkans” regional conference, organized by the Centre for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Relations (SAIS), in partnership with TACSO and the American-Bosnian Foundation, was held...

Dejan Georgievski
13/04/2012 - 07:07

On Sunday, April 8, the International Roma Day was marked in Serbia with a gathering held at the Serbian Parliament (Skupština), which concluded that the state has worked hard to improve the status of the Roma over the past several years, with the emphasis on the need to terminate sub-standards Roma slums and secure proper accommodation for the residents.

Dejan Georgievski
13/03/2012 - 09:48

Last week, the women all over the world celebrated and marked the International Women’s Day (more about the day and its significant in the Wikipedia article). The women in the region also marked March 8, most of them with parties and shopping tours, but increasing numbers of women took to the streets to demand their rights and equality.