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Weekly report

Dejan Georgievski
11/12/2012 - 16:03

The International Human Rights Day, December 10, was marked yesterday all over the world. Following is a brief overview of activities of observation of the Human Rights Day organized in the countries of the Western Balkans.

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
03/05/2012 - 09:39

The countries of the Western Balkans find themselves all ranked “partly free” in the Freedom of the Press 2012 Report, released by Freedom House two days ago (May 1). With the exception of Montenegro and Kosovo, which recorded modest advances, all other countries dropped down on the list.

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
04/04/2012 - 11:02

On April 2, 2012, the World Autism Day was marked in Albania and Kosovo. While Albania again finds itself without any official figures how many children are affected by autism, in Kosovo a new centre for children with autism was opened.

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.

Dejan Georgievski
06/03/2012 - 10:18

The International Social Entrepreneurship Conference, held last week, February 29-March 1, 2012, at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, gathered more than 150 practitioners of social entrepreneurship, scholars and academics, representatives of civil society organisations from the countries of Western Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine and Georgia, Germany and the UK, to discuss current and future trends in social entrepreneurship in the region, Europe and globally.