Reporters Without Borders, n-ost and Civil-Center for Freedom demand the immediate release of Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski. Although Kezarovski was released from his questionable imprisonment last year after a few months, he is right now under house-arrest. There will be an appeal verdict on Friday, October 24, which could lead to Kezarovski`s renewed imprisonment.
CIVIL and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organize a discussion on Freedom of Speech and Media in Macedonia: Challenges and Solutions on Wednesday, October 15 at GEM Club (Skopje Old Town), beginning at 11:30 AM.
Special guest at this event is Mr. Christian Mihr, Executive Director of the Reporters Without Borders Germany who will present findings and standpoints on this topic.
We appeal to all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to put an immediate end of hate speech on social networks and to abstain from ethnically motivated violence and vandalism.
Parents must talk to their children and influence them not to engage in bullying and vandalism during civil protests.
Escalation of ethnic tensions in the country is a consequence of wrong policies and practices of the ruling parties. Therefore, we demand from them, VMRO-DPMNE and DUI, to take immediate measures to prevent violence and defuse tensions that could lead to security crisis.
The publication “Elections 2014: Disqualified Democracy” published by Civil will be promoted today (July 8) at the GEM club (Old Town) starting at 12 o’clock. Sasho Ordanoski, Xhabir Derala, Sandra Gavrilovska, Meri Jordanovska, Petar Stojkovikj are the authors of the publication, while co-authors are the project team members from Civil, Frosina Mitrusheva, Biljana Jordanovska, Arbana Qerimi, Dzelal Hodzic, Stefan Urdzanovski, Bunjamin Kamberi, Kate Hristovska, Sonja Eftovska and Goran Naumovski.
In a cozy atmosphere, carried along on the tide of the World Cup euphoria, the promotion and exhibit of artifacts in organisation of Civil – the Center for Freedom as a closing event of the project “Free elections 2014″ will take place in less than 24 hours.
The publication “Elections 2014: Disqualified Democracy” is a thorough and serious analysis of the elections and the political atmosphere in the Republic of Macedonia.
Observers of Civil reported about escalation of the situation and shootings at the protest near the courts of justice in Skopje. After the court’s buildings were stoned, protesters the crowd was headed towards the government after it was stopped by armed police units intervened with smoke bombs and heavy armored vehicles.
Protest “against mounted cases”, organized through social networks in fines to life imprisonment for the six accused in the case, “Monster”.