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Macedonian language media in neighboring countries face problems; Swine flu has taken the first victim
It is hard to print Macedonian newspapers in neighboring countries, the daily writes. The newspaper conveys the experiences of Macedonians involved in producing the small newspapers ‘New Dawn’ in Greece and ‘People’s Will’ in Bulgaria. While in Greece, Macedonians complain they face problems distributing the newspaper that is often disregarded as “propaganda from Skopje”, in Bulgaria they say that the police is still unable to find out who last year seized an entire edition of the newspaper. Both countries officialy do not recognize Macedonian minorities living there.
The swine flu influenza has taken the first victim in Macedonia. A 62 year-old male has died in a Skopje clinic from complications. In addition, one four year old girl is fighting for her life. She was admitted three days ago with symptoms of the flu that has caused meningitis.
Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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