Journalist's jailing casts spotlight on media freedom in Macedonia

January 17, 2015 2:43 PM

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SKOPJE (Reuters) - A Macedonian journalist has been jailed after being convicted of revealing the identity of a protected witness in a murder trial, a ruling condemned by rights groups concerned over deteriorating media freedoms in the ex-Yugoslav republic.

Tomislav Kezarovski was taken from his home by police late on Friday and jailed hours after Macedonia's Court of Appeals upheld his conviction and reduced his sentence from four and half years to two years.

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