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Controversial comment causes Macedonian public outcry

by pavlovska Thu Mar 30th, 2006 at 08:09:00 AM EST

   In the wake of the negotiations over Kosovo's status and the oncoming parliamentary elections in Macedonia any kind of official statements which refers to "Greater Albania" can cause a major crisis not just in Macedonia, but in the region as well. The recent comment by the Albanian minister for Foreign Affairs Besnik Mustafaj immediately caused a major negative reaction in Macedonia. His controversial comment bluntly states the possible reorganization of the borders between the Albania and Macedonia once the negotiations over Kosovo continue.

From the diaries - whataboutbob

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On the Macedonian Society, the Journalists and the Freedom of Speech

by pavlovska Mon Feb 27th, 2006 at 10:55:50 PM EST

The heated debate over the "freedom of speech" in the past few weeks made me think of why the "freedom of speech" is so often abused by the Macedonian journalists. In order to explain this phenomenon of journalistic abuse of the "freedom of speech" I will first have to explain the functioning of the communities which are socially more closely tied. I will use some excerpts from Paul Sterling's article "Impartiality and Personal Morality", which mainly deal with the Traditional Italian society, but his theory is perfectly applicable to Macedonia as well.

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