Press Apathy Over Macedonia Wiretaps is Symptom of Failing Democracy

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by: Tanja Milevska | CPJ

Journalists and professional press organizations were given just one day’s warning on February 25 that Zoran Zaev, leader of Macedonia’s opposition party the Social Democrats, would be revealing what he described as a “bomb”–conversations of journalists allegedly wiretapped by the government–at his weekly press conference.


Claims by the Social Democrats (SDSM) that 100 journalists had been under government surveillance appeared to confirm long-held suspicions of many of the country’s independent media.

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