Fighting SLAPPs in North Macedonia

Fighting slapps in north macedonia

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project published this video item, entitled “Fighting SLAPPs in North Macedonia” – below is their description.

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OCCRP’s member center, Investigative Reporting Lab, got SLAPPed for reporting on a scheme that had been putting thousands of North Macedonian babies and children at risk. The man behind the SLAPP is a powerful Balkan mogul and former deputy prime minister.

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In This Story: North Macedonia

North Macedonia (Macedonia until February 2019), officially the Republic of North Macedonia, is a country in Southeast Europe. It gained independence in 1991 as one of the successor states of Yugoslavia. It constitutes approximately the northern third of the larger geographical region of Macedonia. Skopje, the capital and largest city, is home to a quarter of the country’s 2.06 million population. The majority of the residents are ethnic Macedonians, a South Slavic people. Albanians form a significant minority at around 25%, followed by Turks, Romani, Serbs, Bosniaks, and Aromanians.

The country became a member of the United Nations in April 1993, but as a result of a dispute with Greece over the name “Macedonia”, it was admitted under the provisional description “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (abbreviated as “FYR Macedonia” or “FYROM”). In June 2018, Macedonia and Greece resolved the dispute with an agreement that the country should rename itself “Republic of North Macedonia”. This renaming came into effect in February 2019.

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