Last month we reported on turmoil in the Macedonian media. Some outlets were being closed down, reporters were being fired, the government was funneling its copious advertising funds to friendly media, etc. The culmination of this was a protest march in early July by journalists. Now one of the leaders of that march, the director of the national journalists union, has been fired. According to Balkan Insight, Tamara Causidis says she was fired for her activism. Her employer, Alsat M TV, says the decision was mutual. Causidis has said she will take the matter to court, and the country’s Labor Ministry says it is investigating.

Photo of Tamara Causidis from her Facebook page.

Barbara Frye

Barbara Frye is Transitions Onlineā€™s managing editor. Email: barbara.frye@tol.org

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