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Macedonia 31.03.21 | 20:05

State Department human rights report notes the persecution of journalists critical of the Zaev regime

The annual State Department report on human rights in Macedonia notes the persecution of two critical journalists by the Zaev regime. Both Aleksandar Mitovski from the Infomax news site and Ljupco Zlatev from Lider.mk were charged after publishing leaked, confidential reports that pointed to abuse of...

Macedonia 26.10.20 | 22:55

Nikoloski: The Zaev regime is cracking down on the free press

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski accused the Zaev regime of ramping up the crackdown on critical journalists, especially those investigating the numerous corruption scandals plaguing Zoran Zaev. Journalists who publish evidence about crimes of the Government are under pressure. The least...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 15:36

Media associations react as journalist faces charges for reporting on the politization of the secret police

The ZNM and SSNM associations of journalists called on the state prosecutors to drop their case against Ljupco Zlatev, the editor of the Lider news site, who is being charged with revealing a classified document. The document showed how the powerful ANB secret police service is being politicized by rejecting...

Macedonia 30.07.20 | 15:45

Prosecutors go after journalist who revealed a case of political abuse of the secret police

State prosecutors announced charges against journalist Ljupco Zlatev, after his Lider news site published a document proving that the state security agency ANB is selecting its staff based on partisan loyalty. ANB was formed by the SDSM party led Government out of the notorious UBK secret police that...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 19:17

Saso Mijalkov says he was not behind the attack on journalist Ljupco Zlatev

Former state security chief Saso Mijalkov denied any involvement in the attack on journalist Ljupco Zlatev yesterday evening. Zlatev, who frequently reports on corruption scandals involving Zoran Zaev, and his apparently current associate Mijalkov, was attacked in the Tribeca cafe by a person who he...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 18:54

President Pendarovski condemns attack on journalist Ljupco Zlatev

President Stevo Pendarovski condemned yesterday’s attack on investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev, who said that he was targeted in a cafe by a person affiliated with former state security chief Saso Mijalkov. Journalists need to be free from fear and to be allowed to do their work unobstructed....

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 16:53

Journalist Ljupco Zlatev attacked by a person allegedly linked to Saso Mijalkov

Outspoken investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev was attacked on Thursday evening, apparently by people from a detail associated with the powerful former head of state security Saso Mijalkov. Zlatev, who edits the Lider.mk news site, said that he was in a cafe when an unknown man began to punch him in...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:33

Jasmin Rexhepi denies reports of his terrorist ties, claims that the Gaza flotilla he participated in was a humanitarian operation

Jasmin Rexhepi, the husband of SDSM activist Mersiha Smailovic, confirmed that he was part of the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident, but still announced that he will sue journalist Ljupco Zlatev who revealed this. VIDEO: Anti-Semitic SDSM official married to Gaza flotilla terrorist In an interview with a...

Macedonia 29.10.19 | 11:34

Victim of the brutal Shuto Orizari attack speaks out

Senat Jasar, the municipal employee who was attacked by Mayor Kurto Dudus, spoke with Alfa TV about the ordeal he endured. The interview comes on the day when state prosecutors interrogated investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev – for publishing the audio tape which revealed the brutal attack on...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 15:50

Investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev refused police request to reveal the source of an audio tape revealing the brutal attack carried out by an SDSM Mayor

Ljupco Zlatev, editor in chief of the Lider investigative news site, informed today that he was pressured by state prosecutors to reveal who leaked him the audio recording of the brutal torture and beating of a man by an SDSM party appointed Mayor. Shuto Orizari Mayor Kurto Dudus is heard on the tape...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 18:32

Drummed up outrage and social media insults

Another day full of outrage on the Macedonian social media. Faced with the major racketeering scandal, the left is perfecting the art of pressuring conservative commentators to apologize for their posts. Meanwhile, the left remains silent when those on their side use threats and insults against the right. The...

Macedonia 24.07.19 | 15:34

Investigative journalist Zlatev says the police questioned him about the whistleblower who reported corruption by a top Zaev official

Investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev held an impromptu press conference in front of a police station in Skopje, where he was summoned today to be questioned about the publication of an audio tape that raised suspicions of corruption against Dragi Raskovski, Secretary General in the Zoran Zaev Government. The...

Macedonia 23.07.19 | 17:06

Police tries to harass investigative journalist who published the tape revealing an attempt to rig an EBRD procurement contract

Investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev informed the public that he has been called up by the police to be investigated over his reporting into a major corruption scandal affecting Dragi Raskovski, the Secretary General of Zoran Zaev’s Government. Zlatev, from the Lider news site, was one of the...

Macedonia 11.07.19 | 18:54

SDSM asked to call off its social media trolls who published the home address of a critical journalist

The Macedonian Association of Journalists (MAN) called on the police to immediately identify the anonymous Facebook commentators who directly threatened a group of investigative journalists. The incident occurred as several news outlets, such as Lider and Infomax, are publishing revelations of corruption...

Macedonia 02.07.19 | 14:02

Raskovski threatens to sue the journalists who reported on his corruption scandal

Zoran Zaev’s Secretary General Dragi Raskovski threatened to sue the media outlets who reported on the leaked audio tape which revealed him discussing a public procurement contract and using racist slurs. Raskovski held a press conference today to explain his side of the story, which has quickly...

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