Tanja Milevska, verbal threats, july 2020


    Tanja Milevska, journalist and correspondent in MIA (Media Information Agency), received death
    threats and sexist insults on Twitter and later on Facebook, because of her public stands
    expressed on social networks. The case was reported to the police, but no charges have been
    raised so far.
    On July, 11 th Milevska received dozens of verbal abuses, hate speech, death and rape threats on
    social network after she tweeted asking whether Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and the
    European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament recognize the constitutional change
    of 2019 making “North Macedonia” the country’s official name.
    Following the tweets, trolls and active political figures have been fuelling threats to discredit the journalist in the context of parliamentary election to be held on Wednesday 15 July.