Metamorphosis, Foundation for Internet and Society

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North Macedonia journalist organizations condemn verbal attack against female journalist

Journalist Ilinka Iljoska was threatened by employees of a state enterprise for public cleaning, after she photographed some of the garbage in a park near her home.

Women journalists are the most common target of anti-press attacks in North Macedonia, journalist association warns

The AJM found that the frequency of attacks and threats against media workers increases in turbulent political situations, especially during elections. Moreover, impunity for attacks on journalists is prevalent, an issue that requires more serious commitment from law enforcement and judicial authorities:

Unity and cooperation needed to tackle threats to press freedom in the Western Balkans

“In times of war and global polarization the Western Balkans region is divided along the lines of current polarizing forces. Disinformation campaigns, hate speech, physical attacks, threats, low income, poor economic status, divisions, self-censorship, and job insecurity are the main challenges that the regional independent media are facing” – Metamorphosis

A prop symbolizes the PBS as a propaganda tool during a protest in front of the PBS building, 28 February 2015, Vanco Dzambaski/Flickr

Macedonia: Political developments put media reform on the backburner

The political tension in the Republic of Macedonia has increased in recent months ahead of the referendum, scheduled for 30 September 2018, on the agreement signed with Greece to solve the long-standing name dispute.

Protesters gather in front of the parliament as part of the "We Decide" campaign in October 2016. The sign on the truck says "We can do better", Vančo Džambaski via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Despite regime change, Macedonia still reeling from persecution

A campaign to frame civil society as criminals and traitors has severely affected the work, resources and reputation of activists in Macedonia.

Kem Ley, 4 June, 2016, AP/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pressure mounts on Cambodia a year after Kem Ley’s killing

On the one-year anniversary of the death of popular Cambodian activist Kem Ley, civil society organisations from around the world reiterated their call for an independent inquiry.

REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Hungary’s academic freedom and expression at risk due to changes to education law

IFEX members call on EU officials to condemn Hungary’s attack on the Central European University as a threat to academic freedom and free expression.

Zulkiflee ‘Zunar’ Anwar Haque

Ahead of cartoonist’s trial, NGOs call on Malaysian government to drop charges

Charged under the Sedition Act in Malaysia, internationally known political cartoonist Zunar could face 43 years in jail for a tweet.