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    Despite the declarations for guaranteeing editorial freedom, policies stipulated by the law and the bylaws of the media regulatory body prevent editorial freedom. Even though we do not think that citing article 16 from the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia, which refers to the freedom of speech, would be more than declarative, we still point out as symptomatic its absence from the laws that refer to the media.


    THE REAL PRICE OF THE CHEAP LABOUR FORCE: Policies for attracting foreign investment in Macedonia 2007- 2015


    It is our great pleasure to present the publication “Nationless” which came as a product from the collaborative initiative between the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje, the organization Dam Dash- Belgrade and the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies in Thessaloniki which brought together around 100 artists, theoreticians and activists in a series of exciting events in the three cities.


    A Look Back and a Glance Forward at the Occasion of the First Anniversary of the Special Public Prosecutor Office: The Urgency of the UBK Related Reforms


    The state capture in Macedonia has been ongoing for years. Under the guise of EU integration oriented reforms, since 2011 mechanisms of legalizing pretension toward absolute rule of the executive branch have been established in Macedonia. Along with Hungary and other post-communist countries, Macedonia has been at the forefront of the rising “illiberal democracies” in Europe.

  • Freedom of expression, association and entrepreneurship in a captured state: Macedonia in 2015

    We are presenting the study: ” Freedom of expression, association and entrepreneurship in a captured state: Macedonia in 2015.” This study is a segment from the project “Analyses of the policies and laws that affect the freedom of expression,” supported by USAID and FOSIM.

  • Results of the survey on civic activism

    The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje conducted a survey on public opinion from November- December, 2015 for the purposes of the project “Civil Society Organizations for Advocacy and Promotion of the Right to Free Expression and Free Association” as part of Civica Mobilitas’ project on supporting civil society.

  • Policy Memo

    Policy Memo -on the release of the EU Progress Report on Macedonia of November 2015 - “Legislation is good, implementation bad” is a mantra that needs to be checked Of the unexamined preconception about the “alignment with the Acquis”

  • TECHNOLOGY OF STATE CAPTURE Overregulation in Macedonian Media and Academia

    The policy brief “TECHNOLOGY OF STATE CAPTURE Overregulation in Macedonian Media and Academia” analyzes the laws relating to the media and education in the period between the years 1995 to 2014 and shows how the legal mechanisms enacted by the government exert a direct pressure on the media and academic freedom.