Monday, March 05, 2012

Macedonia: ‘Be a News Blogger’ Awards Announced

On Feb 29, 2012 in Skopje, Diversity Media Production, a non-profit organization which aims to advance journalism, freedom of speech and democracy in Macedonia, announced [en, mk, sq] the winners of their competition for young news bloggers:
  1. Novica Nakov
  2. Fatlume Dervishi, and 
  3. the authors of MK Demokratija blog - Monika Petrovska & Maja Peroska.
I served on the jury alongside notable professional journalists and the Diversity crew. It was interesting to read the various entries, and I hope the winners will continue writing. The first place winner is a seasoned blogger and well known member of the free and open source software community, while the others are recent arrivals to the blogging scene, and also students of journalism.

2nd place winner Fatlume Dervishi receiving a certificate from Filip Stojanovski on behalf of the jury,
with Vesna Kolovska and Nazim Rashidi of Diversity media,
and jury member Zoran Stevanovski on Skype from London in the background.