Stories about Macedonia
Macedonia's former ruling party organized a trolling apparatus for spreading hate speech, threats
A former Macedonian government official revealed that the former ruling party created and is still actively running online "troll farms".
Macedonian propagandist calls for rape of female journalist, sparking outrage
The threat came from Cvetin Chilimanov, a well-known propagandist and dogged promoter of Macedonia's former ruling party.
Despite Regime Change, Macedonian Civil Society Is Still Reeling from Political Persecution and ‘De-Sorosization’
Will Macedonia's new government keep its promise to respect the role of civil society?
Macedonia's Former Government Tried to Cover Up Its Own Wiretapping Operation, With Help from a Foreign Company
New revelations show the depths of manipulation perpetrated by the populist propaganda machine of Macedonia's former government.
Macedonian Court Ruling Favors Formerly Jailed Journalist, Indicates Government Conspiracy
Kezarovski spent the better part of three years as political prisoner, under conditions tantamount to torture.
Macedonian Citizen Fined 400 Euro For Insulting Turkish President Erdoğan on Facebook
A Macedonian court ordered a person to pay 400 euros for writing "ironical statements and insulted a leader of a foreign country."
No More Jailed Journalists in Macedonia: Zoran Božinovski Free on Bail After 15-Month Detention
After spending around 3 years in jails in Serbia and Macedonia, the journalist Zoran Božinovski was released from detention on July 15.
When Journalists Are Attacked, Macedonian Authorities Are Dangerously Slow to Act
Some media workers who were targeted during mob violence at Macedonia's parliament in April haven't filed reports with police because they don't believe anything will come of them.
Macedonia’s Ruling Party Is Draining Civil Society Groups’ Time—and Money
Ruling partly leaders are calling for the "de-Sorosization" of Macedonian civil society, arguing that the country's civil sector should rely on the Macedonian government for financial support.
Netizen Report: Threats on Civil Society Reach New Heights in Macedonia, Egypt
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Macedonia's Ruling Party Lashes Out at Civil Society After Contested Elections
Flyers naming civil society members (so-called “traitors”) were distributed in the mailboxes and under windshield wipers throughout the capital, Skopje. Others were targeted on social media.
Macedonian Journalist Božinovski Continues Hunger Strike in Face of Trial Postponement
Božinovski runs the tabloid-style web portal Burevesnik.org, famous for publishing leaked information that implicated prominent members of the Macedonian political elite in a variety of misdeeds.
‘Spy’ Trial Against Macedonian Journalist Is Postponed Amid Calls for His Release
"Such cases are intended to punish the disobedient journalists and intimidate and discipline the others."
Macedonian Activists Suspect Ruling Party Used Emails to Impersonate Environmental Activists
Local media told OhridSOS, a citizen-led environmental protection initiative, that they received emails from someone claiming to represent the group. The emails expressed strong support for ruling party leaders.
A Blogger Exposes Personal Data Protection Flaw on Macedonia's Election Commission Website
"The mishap is at a very amateurish level from the perspective of professional principles of working with personal data on the open Web."
Why Did the Giant Ears Cross the Road? To Protest State Surveillance in Macedonia
The wiretap "bombshells" released by opposition party leaders almost one year ago revealed that the communications of more than 20,000 individuals in Macedonia had been secretly recorded.
In Sweeping Effort to Spy on Civil Society, Macedonia Broke Its Own Privacy Laws
"When such a government wiretaps you, it means that you are on the right track," says NGO worker Xhabir Deralla.
Macedonian Journalist Describes How it Feels to be Subject of State Surveillance
"I can clearly see that someone knew in advance what story I was working on. Enough for me to conclude that my sources of information were endangered."
Netizen Report: Macedonian Leak Scandal Reveals Mass Surveillance, Corruption
Protests are heating up both on and offline in Macedonia, Myanmar, and Paraguay.
Macedonia’s Massive Illegal Wiretapping Operation Allegedly Monitored Journalists and Diplomats
As a 4-year-long wiretapping scandal unravels in Macedonia, online users draw attention to the lack of media coverage and the history of the characters behind the story.