NEWSPAPERS TO PROMOTE MACEDONIA
Several journalists from France and Portugal stay in the country these days,
followed by representatives from the most known newspapers from Germany and the Netherlands.
They will promote Macedonia by publishing articles about the cultural heritage, flora and fauna and customs in Europe's most known newspapers.
The main goal of the project is to get the attention of the common individual from the European countries, who will read something about Macedonia, cultural protection and the tradition, provoking them to visit the country.
Journalists Ann Marie Romero of the French newspaper “Le Figaro” and Luis Mayo of the Portuguese “Publico” visited the churches “St. Spas” at the Old Skopje Bazaar, “St. Pantelejmon” in Nerezi, Mustafa-Pasa mosque at Kale, followed by the Sarena Dzamija in Tetovo, Bigorski monastery, as well as many churches in Ohrid.
Romero is thrilled by the merger of cultural traits from different historic periods, united in the contemporary way of living. She recommends that authentic materials should be used for the protection of cultural heritage, conservation and restoration. Moreover, her colleague Mayo was much impressed from his meeting with singer Esma Redzepova after attending several of her concerts in Portugal.
MD: Great! Macedonia needs these things, after the release of the Alexander movie and the CNN commercial of last year, Macedonia is often seen in newspapers, magazines, travel brochures and websites all across Europe. (btw, the pic is a shot of a Macedonian promoting article in the dutch newspaper, the telegraph)