Tuesday, November 15, 2011

News about Macedonia in English, Ver 0.5

A friend from abroad interested in Macedonia asked me to recommend local Twitter users who write in English for him to follow.

I could not identify many users from Macedonia who tweet in English only. Locals mostly use a mix of their own native language and English - which can be confusing for those who don't speak their native language.

(There are some expats who live in Macedonia that I know of: @Balkanalysis, @SamVaknin, @hschenker, and Macedonians who live abroad like @UZI9mmmm.)

Therefore, I set up a group account to filter and share such content and invited some like-minded friends to contribute with their editing too: @Macedonia_en.

Web sources in English about Macedonia are pretty scarce too. I'll list several with short introductions bellow, please contribute with your information if there are more.

There are but a few media outlets based in Macedonia that provide news in English:
International civil society or nonprofit initiatives:
CSOs from Macedonia:
  • Metamorphosis Foundation's website is fully available in Macedonian, English and Albanian. News are divided into two parts: the activities of the CSO, and news related to its area of interest - development of information society: human rights online, privacy & security, freedom of expression, citizen participation in policy-making, capacity building of the civil sector, inclusion and protection of disadvantaged groups... in Macedonia, and abroad. (@fmeta)
Several other NGOs also run regularly updated versions of their websites in English.

Please use the comments option to inform on other sources who actively publish online or tweet about Macedonia in English.

9 comments:

Развигор said...

This post is about news sources. There are also some English language blogs from Macedonia, besides this one:


Jovan Petrov


Dejan Velkovski


Xhabir M. Deralla


Harald Schenker

Развигор said...

Another blogger
Jovana Tozija (@jovanatozija)

Sam Vaknin said...
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Sam Vaknin said...

Actually, these are two of the oldest
sources:

http://samvak.tripod.com/guide.html#Topic:_The_Republic_of_Macedonia (articles posted weekly)

http://www.ce-review.org/authorarchives/vaknin_archive/vaknin_main.html (archived)

Bobi said...

I haven't blog in a while, but I will soon :) http://boban.jovanoski.net

Tools For English said...
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Anonymous said...

Flippy, did you forget SouthEastern times by accident, or you just love Balkaninsight too much?

http://www.setimes.com/

Развигор said...

Hi everybody. I removed one superfluous comment and one spam comment.

Dear Anonymous, nice of you to remind me and the public about the SEE Times.

As you might have noticed the @Macedonia_en has already retweeted some of its links, along some by other news sources found on Twitter via #Macedonia hashtag.

No hard feelings, my love for Balkanalysis does not stop me for reading and promoting other sites. They will all be presented in the final version of this article - I consider this post and the comments a collaborative work in progress.

Развигор said...

One more:
MIC - Macedonian Information Centre