Macedonia: Artists falling prey to censorship

12 November 2015

Critics claim there is a growing trend in Macedonia that artists who explore controversial issues calling into question the state or church are being censored and are practising self-censorship, Balkan Insight reported. A recent case in 2014 involved an artist, Irena Paskali, who created a billboard asking why so many …

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Macedonia: Work of art destroyed for offending religious feelings

28 June 2012

The organisers of a festival in Skopje allegedly destroyed a work of art which was already on display on a street-billboard, claiming that it hurt religious feelings, reported Harald Schenker of BalkanInsight The organisers of the festival which is held under the auspices of the City of Skopje decided to remove a …

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Macedonia: Political party attempts to ban broadcasting of Serbian music

7 June 2005

The leadership of the Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity has sent an appeal to all television and radio stations in Macedonia to ban the broadcasting of Serbian music for the next three months, reports SEEMO – a Vienna-based South East Europe media organisation    According to SEEMO, on Wednesday, 1 June, the …

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2 January 2000

Imagine the world without music. Or imagine a world where we are told what to play, what to sing and even what we may listen to in the privacy of our own homes. That world already exists. In more countries that you might imagine, musicians and composers are under threat. …

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