19 Nov 09

Macedonia Journalist Beaten

Macedonia’s Journalist Association strongly condemned the physical attack on the journalist and editor of the local weekly trivia magazine Krema, Zoran Vasilevski.
Sinisa-Jakov Marusic
“This is yet another proof showing to what extent Macedonia’s society has fallen into darkness. Journalists here are continuously being treated as gun fodder,” the head of the journalists’ association Robert Popovski told media.

Zoran Vasilevski was attacked on Tuesday around midnight when he stepped out of his car on his way home. Two masked people carrying metal poles approached him and started beating him, the police said yesterday.

Vaslievski was admitted to hospital with head and body injuries. He was later released.

“We will see whether he knows the two attackers. We want to solve this case as soon as possible, because violence is not to be tolerated,” Interior Minister Gordan Jankuloska told media.

Macedonia’s Journalist Association is urging the police to complete its investigation and submit criminal charges against the perpetrators. It says the state institutions should react as fast as they do when journalists are being charged with slander.

Endangering the journalist’s life and health is unacceptable in a society that strives to become part of civilized Europe, the Association added.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

uk-paper-kremlin-plotted-montenegro-pm-s-death--02-19-2017-1
19 Feb 17

UK Paper: ‘Kremlin Plotted Montenegro PM’s Death’

Sunday Telegraph says top UK officials have told it they believe the Kremlin had a direct hand in a plot to kill Milo Djukanovic and stop Montenegro from joining NATO.

17 Feb 17

A Family Feud

Premium Selection

serbian-ruling-party-faces-vucic-nikolic-showdown-02-16-2017
17 Feb 17

Serbian Ruling Party Faces Vucic-Nikolic Showdown

Media reports that the Serbian prime minister and president might run against each other in presidential elections could lead to public divisions within the ruling Progressive Party.

balkan-kafana-plants-slice-of-belgrade-in-berlin-02-15-2017
16 Feb 17

Balkan Kafana Plants Slice of Belgrade in Berlin

Ex-Yugoslavs and Germans are flocking to Vlado Kostic’s ‘Kafana Berlin’, which brings the sights, scents, tastes and sounds of a regular Belgrade ‘kafana’ to the heart of the German capital.

13 Feb 17

Macedonia Pays Dear to Lure Foreign Investors