RECOM Initiative !Voice - 4/2012
When a society reaches boiling point, the first thing to erupt from the surface is uncensored hate speech. Reporters and other participants in the public debate often do not even recognize the cultural and symbolic violence, or resort to justifying it by alleged freedom of artistic expression. Those in power practice the so-called ‘ostrich-strategy’, defining excesses as ‘isolated incidents’. The culture of impunity is widespread. Under such circumstances, the opposition is trying to profit at all costs, sometimes even by adding fuel to the fire. With rare exceptions, the NGO sector is similarly divided along political and ethnic lines...
(Excerption from Biljana Vankovska's piece in new edition of !Voice 4)