The sixth edition of the Media Festival Skopje occured from September 22 to 24 in the Cinematheque of Macedonia as well as online, with a focus on the environment.
At this edition we looked at the current issues that surround us, from the climate emergency that affects everyone on the planet, to the occupation of green areas in our cities, journalism dedicated to environment and other important “green” topics.
PINA, like every year, gave space at the festival to the topics dedicated to the dangers in the journalistic working environment. A significant part of the program was also dedicated to the online harassment targeted towards women journalists in our country, through the presentation of the results of the last analysis we made in which we surveyed over 100 female journalists from the domestic media scene, together with the latest short documentary dedicated to the topic.
Numerous speakers were part of this edition, including the journalists and experts in their fields like Daniel Evrosimoski, Jugoslava Dukovska, Kiril Arsovski, Ivana Nasteska, Milka Smilevska, Hristina Gjorgievska, Sunai Sabrioski, Sara Schurmann, Bojana Jovanovska, Silvana Zezova, Iskra Korovesovska, Nina Springer, Tiana Ivanovska, Katerina Topalova, Divna Pencikj, Pejo Kirovski, Darko Blinkov, Silvia Jonjic, Dimitar Samardziev, Robert Tomic Zuber, Marina Lazarevska, and Kristina Ozimec.
Alongside the discussions, several workshops and presentations were held, focused on many topics.
The film program included 9 films that dealt with themes related to the environment, statelesness, and online harassment of journalists.