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The center for investigative reporting in Macedonia – Scoop Macedonia – has now funding for investigations. The center is a child of the Danish-funded support structure  ”Scoop”. 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 »

You Have a Right to Ask, but Don’t Expect an Answer


More than half of the Macedonians do not know that they have the right to free access to information according to the law. But even if they did and sent a question according to this law, not much would probably happen, conclude Igor Ilievski and Aleksandra Filipovska here.
The two reporters sent questions to 40 institutions ... Read More »

National History Dug Up and Sold

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The cultural heritage located in about six thousand archaeological spots in Macedonia became a main target of illegal diggers and smugglers after the fall of Yugoslavia.
“Groups of illegal diggers have earned a fortune by selling Macedonian bronze materials excavated from these sites to Greeks and others buyers,” says a resident close to an Iron Age ... Read More »


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