Sitel (TV channel)
Sitel Television is the second private television channel in North Macedonia. Sitel Television was founded on 22 January 1993, as the second private and independent TV station in Macedonia; the current number of employees is 150 and there are a large number of correspondents and external cooperators. Sitel TV airs many types of genres, including information, arts, entertainment and children's programs. However, the main output is "Informative programming", which includes central news bulletins aired at 19:00 and 23:00, short news aired at 16:00, as well as round tables and dialogues. Recent polls of Macedonian viewers suggest that Sitel TV is the most watched television broadcaster in Macedonia since the most popular A1 channel has slipped into insolvency. In the beginning of 2007, Sitel TV began broadcasting its program over a satellite that covers everywhere in the world, it broadcasts on Eutelsat W2 and Intelsat 901 to audiences in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. Official website Sitel Television at LyngSat Address Sitel Television live
TV Nova 12
TV Nova 12 is first private TV channel in North Macedonia, formed after the fall of communism in 1992 in Gevgelija. The first name of the television had been Channel 12, but since 2004 it has operated operate under the name Nova 12
Srgjan Kerim was born December 12, 1948 in Skopje, North Macedonia. He is a Macedonian diplomat, former Foreign Minister and President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, his term of office began on September 18, 2007 and ended on September 16, 2008. He is of Macedonian Turkish descent. Dr. Kerim’s academic career started in 1972 at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade as Assistant and as Professor in the Department for International Economic Relations, he was a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg and at New York University. In the course of the last decade he delivered over 100 lectures at international conferences on issues such as globalization, emerging markets, sustainable development, climate change etc. From 2011 until 2014 he was professor of International Economics and International Relations at FON University in Macedonia, he is teaching Development of Global Businesses at the South East European University in Macedonia. Srgjan Kerim holds a Ph.
D. in Economic Sciences from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade. Dr Kerim’s academic career started in 1972 at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade as Assistant and as Professor in the Department for International Economic Relations, he was a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg and at New York University. In the course of the last decade he delivered over 100 lectures at international conferences on issues such as globalization, emerging markets, sustainable development, climate change etc. From 2011 until 2014 he was professor of International Economics and International Relations at FON University in Macedonia, he is teaching Development of Global Businesses at the South East European University in Macedonia. Between 1976 and 1978 Dr Kerim was a member of the Presidency of the Youth Federation of Yugoslavia and President of the Foreign Policy Committee. In 1986 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Economic Relations in the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and served in this position until 1989.
Dr. Kerim represented the Republic of Macedonia as Ambassador to Germany, to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Dr Kerim’s first duty related to multilateral diplomacy was as Advisor to the President of the Sixth Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, held in 1983 in Belgrade. From 1988 to 1991 he served as Deputy Minister and Spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in charge of multilateral affairs. In 1990 he was part of the team responsible for preparation and participation at the first OSCE conference on economic cooperation, held in Bonn, he took part in the negotiations with EU on the Association Agreement between Yugoslavia and EU. During his mandate as Macedonian Ambassador to Germany, he served as Special Envoy of Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Kerim was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, he chaired the Southeastern European Cooperation Initiative. During this period the Republic of Macedonia signed the Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the EU.
He became Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Macedonia to the United Nations. He served as Vice-chairman both of the International Conference on Financing for Development and of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. In addition, he was a member of the group of facilitators to the President of the Fifty-sixth UN General Assembly, focusing on UN reform, was a co-organizer of the Regional Forum on Dialogue Among Civilizations. Between 2008 and 2009 he was Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General on Climate Change. Since 2008 Dr Kerim is a member of the Council of Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly. From 2007 to 2008 Dr Kerim was President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In his opening at the beginning of the 62nd Session, he outlined five priority issues: "I have identified: climate change. In July 2008, 10 years ago, Kerim declared that it had been estimated: "that there would be between 50 million and 200 million environmental migrants by 2010."
Between 1992 and 1994 Dr Kerim worked as Vice-President of “Copechim-France” in Paris. In 2003 he was appointed as Special Envoy of the WAZ Media Group for Southeastern Europe and General Manager of ‘Ost Holding GmbH,’ based in Vienna. From 2003 to 2012 he served as General Manager of the subsidiary ‘Media Print Macedonia.’ In 2004 he was appointed as Chairman of the Board at WAZ Media Group subsidiary ‘Politika Newspapers and Magazines’ in Belgrade and served until 2007. From 2004 until 2007 he was the President of the Macedonian-German Economic Association and since 2008 he is the Honorary President. Between 2008 and 2012 he served as member of the Croatian subsidiary ‘Europa Press Holding.’ Since 2012 Dr. Kerim is the President of the Board of Directors of ‘Media Print Macedonia.’ Srgjan Kerim was nominated on 17 September 2015 by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and was the first candidate to put forward his name to be the next UN Secretary-General. He has thus far proposed the following priorities for the UN: • Priority 1: Democratic Governance and Reform of the UN Democracy is the foundation of political stabilit
Macedonian Radio Television
Macedonian Radio Television is the public broadcasting organization of North Macedonia. It was founded in 1993 by the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, its defined service is the production and broadcasting of radio and television programmes of all genres, which should satisfy the public information, cultural and recreational needs of the people of North Macedonia. MRT is directed by Petar Karanakov. An industry outsider, Karanakov was selected for his independent politics and strong reputation for integrity and management. Karanakov supervises 1,200 MRT staffers. Macedonian Television broadcasts 73 hours of programmes daily on its three national terrestrial and two international satellite channels. TerrestrialMRT 1 broadcasts a continuous 24-hour programme. MRT 1 HD simulcasts the programme of MRT 1 in HD quality. MRT 2 broadcasts programmes for the national minorities in North Macedonia. Albanian, Turkish, as well as programmes in Serbian, Romany and Bosnian. MRT 2 HD simulcasts the programme of MRT 2 in HD quality.
MRT 3 will broadcast a new category of programmes yet to be announced. MRT Sobraniski Kanal was formed in 1991 as an experimental channel, but now it broadcasts the activities from the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia. MRT Sobraniski Kanal HD simulcasts the programme of MRT Sobraniski Kanal in HD quality. SatelliteMRT Sat started in 2000 and broadcasts a continuous 24-hour programme, which are a selection of programmes from MRT, as well as its original programme of 5 hours; the station broadcasts to Australia & New Zealand through the Optus D2 Satellite via UBI World TV. MRT 2 Sat broadcasts a continuous 24-hour programme in Albanian language; the framework of the Macedonian Radio consists of three national channels, a satellite channel and a non-profit regional channel. It broadcasts 86.5 hours of programmes daily on satellite channels. The First channel, Radio Skopje, broadcasts a continuous 24-hour programme, it functions as a talk radio. The Second channel, Radio 2, broadcasts a continuous 24-hour programme, too.
It is focused on popular entertainment. The Third channel of Radio Skopje, broadcasts programmes in all the languages of the national minorities in North Macedonia, including Albanian; the satellite channel, Radio Macedonia, commenced in July 2003, broadcasts a 24-hour continual programme, a selection of programmes from Macedonian Radio and its original programme "Radio Macedonia" with a duration of 6 hours and 30 minutes. Kanal 103 provides FM broadcasting only for the region of Skopje with the mission of promoting avantgarde music and culture. Macedonian Radio broadcasts its programme over the Internet. Radio in Vardar Macedonia began in 1941, when Skopje was administrative capital of Vardar Banovina in Kingdom of Yugoslavia. On 27 January 1941 Radio Skoplje started broadcasting in Serbian and retransmitting some programs from Radio Belgrade. On 20 April 1941 Radio Skopje was relaunched under Bulgarian control as Radio Skopie, retransmitting some programs from Radio Sofia. Broadcasting in new Macedonian language began on 28 December 1944 as Radio Skopje with the live transmission of the Second Session of ASNOM.
Since 1991 Macedonian Radio and Television is television broadcaster. In July 1993, MRT was admitted as a full active member of the European Broadcasting Union. MRT uses the acronym: MKRTV. With the enactment of new broadcasting law on 24 April 1997, Macedonian Radio and Television was split into two parts: Macedonian radio-diffusion and Macedonian Radio-Television. According to article 77 of the broadcasting law, 61% of the collected broadcasting tax belongs to Macedonian Radio Television; the process of transformation of MRTV in a public service broadcaster is not yet completed. Editorial independence of MRTV is guaranteed by law but de facto lacking due to lack of independent funding and lack of independence of MRTV managerial bodies. MRTV executive directors in the last ten years remained close to the party in power; the network is funded by a license fee as well as by public budget contributions and advertising revenues. Budgetary needs, the practice of ad hoc state budgetary funding, has created a "culture of dependence" in MRTV.
MRTV is supervised by the MRTV Council, whose members are appointed by the Parliament upon proposal by "authorised nominators" from civil society. The Council elects the members of MRTV Management Board. Although formally only accountable to the legislature through its annual report and budget plan, MRTV remains informally accountable to the executive, undermining institutional autonomy. MRTV risks neglecting cultural pluralism obligations, in terms of programmes for minorities, as well as lacking impartiality and distance from government/majority politicians. MRT Center Official website Radio Skopje Radio Bitola
Tea Moderna (magazine)
Tea Moderna was a Macedonian woman's weekly magazine women. Magazine ceased to be published in 2017. Tea Moderna was founded by Mile Jovanovski in 2001; the magazine is part of Media Print Macedonia, formed by the WAZ group. It covers all topics related to women such as travel tips and social events. Official website
Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural and academic center; the territory of Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC. A Paeonian city, Scupi became the capital of Dardania in the second century BC. On the eve of the 1st century AD, the settlement was seized by the Romans and became a military camp; when the Roman Empire was divided into eastern and western halves in 395 AD, Scupi came under Byzantine rule from Constantinople. During much of the early medieval period, the town was contested between the Byzantines and the Bulgarian Empire, whose capital it was between 972 and 992. From 1282, the town was part of the Serbian Empire and acted as its capital city from 1346 to 1371. In 1392, Skopje was conquered by the Ottoman Turks who called it Üsküb, with this name being in use in English for a time; the town stayed under Ottoman control for over 500 years, serving as the capital of pashasanjak of Üsküp and the Vilayet of Kosovo.
At that time the city was famous for its oriental architecture. In 1912, it was annexed by the Kingdom of Serbia during the Balkan Wars. During the First World War the city was seized by the Bulgarian Kingdom, after this war, it became part of the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs and Slovenes becoming the capital of the Vardarska banovina. In the Second World War the city was conquered by the Bulgarian Army, part of the Axis powers. In 1944, it became the capital city of Democratic Macedonia, a federal state, part of Democratic Federal Yugoslavia; the city developed after World War II, but this trend was interrupted in 1963 when it was hit by a disastrous earthquake. In 1991, it became the capital city of an independent Macedonia. Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River, is located on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens, it is a center for metal-processing, timber, textile and printing industries. Industrial development of the city has been accompanied by development of the trade and banking sectors, as well as an emphasis on the fields of transportation and sport.
According to the last official count from 2002, Skopje had a population of 506,926 inhabitants. Skopje is located in the north of the country, in the center of the Balkan peninsula, halfway between Belgrade and Athens; the city was built in the Skopje valley, oriented on a west-east axis, along the course of the Vardar river, which flows into the Aegean Sea in Greece. The valley is 20 kilometres wide and it is limited by several mountain ranges to the North and South; these ranges limit the urban expansion of Skopje, which spreads along the Vardar and the Serava, a small river which comes from the North. In its administrative boundaries, the City of Skopje stretches for more than 33 kilometres, but it is only 10 kilometres wide. Skopje is 245 m above sea level and covers 571.46 km2. The urbanised area only covers 337 km2, with a density of 65 inhabitants per hectare. Skopje, in its administrative limits, encompasses many villages and other settlements, including Dračevo, Gorno Nerezi and Bardovci.
According to the 2002 census, the City of Skopje comprised 506,926 inhabitants. The City of Skopje reaches the Kosovo border to the North-East. Clockwise, it is bordered by the Macedonian municipalities of Čučer-Sandevo, Aračinovo, Studeničani, Sopište, Želino and Jegunovce; the Vardar river, which flows through Skopje, is at 60 kilometres from its source near Gostivar. In Skopje, its average discharge is 51 m3/s, with a wide amplitude depending on seasons, between 99.6 m3/s in May and 18.7 m3/s in July. The water temperature is comprised between 18.1 °C in July. Several rivers meet the Vardar within the city boundaries; the largest is the Treska, 130 kilometres long. It crosses the Matka Canyon before reaching the Vardar on the western extremity of the City of Skopje; the Lepenec, coming from Kosovo, flows into the Vardar on the northwestern end of the urban area. The Serava coming from the North, had flowed through the Old Bazaar until the 1960s, when it was diverted towards the West because its waters were polluted.
It met the Vardar close to the seat of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Nowadays, it flows into the Vardar near the ruins of Scupi; the Markova Reka, the source of, on Mount Vodno, meets the Vardar at the eastern extremity of the city. These three rivers are less than 70 kilometres long; the city of Skopje comprises two artificial lakes, located on the Treska. The lake Matka is the result of the construction of a dam in the Matka Canyon in the 1930s, the Treska lake was dug for leisure purpose in 1978. Three small natural lakes can be found on the northeastern edge of the urban area; the river Vardar caused many floods, such as in 1962, when its outflow reached 1110 m3/s−1. Several works have been carried since Byzantine times to limit the risks, since the construction of the Kozjak dam on the Treska in 1994, the flood risk is close to zero; the subsoil contains a large water table, alimented by
Kanal 5 (North Macedonia)
Kanal 5 is a national owned, television channel in the Republic of North Macedonia. It was founded in its current form in 1998; the network's main office is in Skopje, has smaller studios in other bigger cities all around North Macedonia. The network began broadcasting to the coverage area of Skopje with fifty employees before expanding reach to the rest of the country. Kanal 5 has publicly had a strong aim of being a part of every household. Kanal 5 TV has an audience reach of 96% of the Macedonian population. However, its new "sister" channel Kanal 5 plus has an audience reach of 76% of the Macedonian population. From August 2009 until June 2012, Kanal 5 TV is the exclusive Macedonian broadcaster of all football matches from the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. In May 2010, Kanal 5 started its own HD programme, called "Kanal 5 HD", on the national IPTV operator, T-Home's Max TV. Канал 5 Вести is the stations news division. The networks flagship evening and latenight news bulletins are presented by Tatjana Stojanovska, Borislav Tnokovski, Elizabeta Galevska or Maja Damjanovska.
Morning shows are presented by Robert Jankov, Milena Antovska, Biljana Debarlieva, Ljubica Janevska, Vane Markovski, Jelena Spendzarska and Anastasija Bogdanska. Morning news bulletins are presented by Aleksandar Petreski; the networks Chief News Editor is Lidija Bogatinova. Official website Kanal 5 at LyngSat Address