We are Kezarovski! Freedom for Kezarovski!

We are Kezarovski! Freedom for Kezarovski!

Civil continues with its struggle for justice and freedom for the journalist Tomislav Kezarovski. This is an almost two years long Golgotha for a journalist who has conscientiously, professionally and honestly doing his job and delivered the truth in public. His “sins” are the courage and professionalism – to expose the dirty games of the power structures and the institutions. More than symptomatic is that his spectacular arrest was based […]

RSF condemns sentence for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski

RSF condemns sentence for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski

Civil – Center for Freedom, Reporters Without Borders and n-ost  condemn the prison sentence for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski. The Skopje Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence for Kezarovski on Thursday while reducing it to two years from the four and a half years issued by a lower court in October of 2013. Considering the jail time and house arrest served by Kezarovski until now, he will still have to […]

TERROR AGAINST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

TERROR AGAINST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

CIVIL – Center for Freedom expresses deep condolences and support to the people of France after yesterday’s terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo” killing 12 journalists and police officers. CIVIL sends condolences and support to members of families, colleagues and friends of the victims.

#JeSuisCharlie

#JeSuisCharlie

In these moments of sadness, grief and revolt against the horrific attack and murder of 10 cartoonists and journalists of Charlie Hebdo and two police officers, I am sending my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this barbaric act. I stand today, with my friends and colleagues, with all freedom loving people across the world and shout: I am Charlie!

2015: YEAR OF DEMOCRACY!

2015: YEAR OF DEMOCRACY!

CIVIL and other human rights organizations have recorded one more difficult year for the Republic of Macedonia. Human rights violations, discrimination and violence took place throughout the whole year. Electoral fraud, structural violence, ethnic tensions, and total media control may very well describe the passing year. The government continued its policies and practices that undermine human rights and freedoms, democracy and rule of law. There are dozens of political prisoners, […]

We are Kezarovski! Freedom for Kezarovski!

#freedom4kezarovski

Civil continues with its struggle for justice and freedom for the journalist Tomislav Kezarovski. This is an almost two years long Golgotha for a journalist who has conscientiously, professionally and honestly doing his job and delivered the truth in public. His “sins” are the courage and professionalism – to expose the dirty games of the power structures and the institutions.

More than symptomatic is that his spectacular arrest was based on charges about an article written in 2008, whilst being in the midst of an investigation on the suspicious death of the owner and editor of the weekly Fokus, Nikola Mladenov. The article upon which Kezarovski is arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned is about a supposedly protected witness, whose status in the verdict is mysteriously changed into an endangered witness, while being none of both.

RSF condemns sentence for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski

Kezarovski

Civil – Center for Freedom, Reporters Without Borders and n-ost  condemn the prison sentence for Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski. The Skopje Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence for Kezarovski on Thursday while reducing it to two years from the four and a half years issued by a lower court in October of 2013. Considering the jail time and house arrest served by Kezarovski until now, he will still have to serve four and a half more months. Whether he will have to spend these in jail or under house arrest was not immediately announced.

TERROR AGAINST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Je Souis Charlie

CIVIL – Center for Freedom expresses deep condolences and support to the people of France after yesterday’s terrorist attack on the French satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo” killing 12 journalists and police officers. CIVIL sends condolences and support to members of families, colleagues and friends of the victims.

#JeSuisCharlie

Je Souis Charlie

In these moments of sadness, grief and revolt against the horrific attack and murder of 10 cartoonists and journalists of Charlie Hebdo and two police officers, I am sending my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this barbaric act. I stand today, with my friends and colleagues, with all freedom loving people across the world and shout: I am Charlie!

2015: YEAR OF DEMOCRACY!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR DEMOCRACY! (2015)

CIVIL and other human rights organizations have recorded one more difficult year for the Republic of Macedonia. Human rights violations, discrimination and violence took place throughout the whole year. Electoral fraud, structural violence, ethnic tensions, and total media control may very well describe the passing year. The government continued its policies and practices that undermine human rights and freedoms, democracy and rule of law. There are dozens of political prisoners, including one journalist. The list goes on.

Civil won the second place for best website of non-government organizations

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Civil – Center for Freedom won the second place in the category for best website of non-government organization. Thank you for your votes and support.