New Grants for Cross Border Investigations

Funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Berlin School of Journalism has launched a new program for cross border journalism: ‘Reporters in the Field’.
It’s open to investigative reporters from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Hungary , Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic ... Read More »

Campaign to Help Macedonian Investigator

The Macedonian investigative reporter Tomislav Kezarovski was  arrested in May 2013 and has now been sentenced to 4,5 years in prison after an article where he uncovered misuse of police autorithy. N-Ost, the Network for East Europe reporting, encourages all to protest the sentence before it becomes legally binding,
Kezarovski is accused of revealing the identity ... Read More »

Call For Tomislav Kezarovski’s Immediate and Unconditional Release

(Berlin/Belgrade/Skopje/Kopenhagen) July 2nd, 2013 – The international journalist organisations n-ost, BIRN and Scoop condemn the detention of the Macedonian investigative journalist Tomislav Kezarovski. We ask the authorities in charge to release Tomislav Kezarovski immediately. We also call to the EU delegation in Skopje to draw the Macedonian government’s attention to his case and publicly call ... Read More »

Drug-Addicted Children Die in the Streets


Erhan, Sali and Femi are no longer alive. They all died of a heroin overdose during the last few months. They were 10, 11 and 13 years old. In Skopje, Macedonia, no institution gives help to children between 5 and 14 years, who are addicted to heroin and glue sniffing. These youngsters need medical and ... Read More »

Pulling out of the Balkans Media Market


The German media company WAZ is one of the strongest in Europe. But its entry in the Balkans was not so easy.
The work of WAZ in Serbia and Croatia is marked with media companies in debts, nontransparent business practice, ties to tycoons close to the state, tight connection with the governments, obsolete editorial policies and ... Read More »

Corruption Finds New Ways


Million’s of euros are transferred from the Macedonian state budget to marketing agencies which are close to government parties or are owned by state officials or their family. This investigation shows, that the Macedonian vice-premier is directly connected with a marketing agency, which constantly receive money from his cabinet or entire government institutions. Experts says ... Read More »

Dressed Up in Stolen Feathers


Dolce&Gabbana, Cavalli, Gucci… you find the brands in fancy malls, but also in Macedonian garages. Inspectors from Macedonian customs entered there, disguised as buyers, and went out with the arrested owners of the improvised shops.
Smugglers manage to get in the pieces of Trussardi, Dior and Armani and other well known brands. Most often they bring ... Read More »

Kidney Patients Get Hepatitis in Hospital


Kidney patients in Macedonia become infected with Hepatitis C, when they go to clinics and hospitals for dialysis. Patients as well as nephrologists (kidney specialists) confirm this. The reason is that the safety standards are not put into practice, and there is no control of the patients’ safety.
Economic analysts say that dialysis is carried out in substandard conditions ... Read More »

Child Prostitution Continues in Macedonia


Again, Macedonian public has been astounded by the news that two 14-year-old girls had become victims of a chain of juvenile prostitution. Six years ago in a similar case, twelve men were sentenced to a total of 65 years’ imprisonment for а child sexual abuse. Now another network was detected also in the same city, ... Read More »

Your Phone Company is Looking Out for the Pennies


If your telephone bill was charged a couple of cents more, you wouldn’t even notice. It doesn’t really mean much to the customer, but on the company’s side it means millions. This was the case with the “mailbox”, when mobile operators earned millions and then they were punished with serious fines.
“It was about services which ... Read More »


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