Marco Stojanovik


About Marco Stojanovik

Marco has a bechelor's degree in International and Global studies and is currently doing postgraduate studies in Media Practice. He has a strong interest and experience in advocating for human rights and humanitarian and social justice issues.

Human Rights Watch Report Reveals Excessive Use Of Force By Chilean Police

Serious human rights violations have been committed by Chile’s national police, Cabineros, during weeks of civilian protests that have killed at least 23 people, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report calling for urgent reform. On November 26th, HRW released the findings of its investigations that took place […]


Indigenous Australian Imprisonment Rates Are The Highest In The World: A Justice Reinvestment Approach is Needed

Indigenous Australians are the most imprisoned people in the world as the country enters “a second convict age”, a federal parliamentarian has revealed in a paper published on August 26. Labor Frontbencher and economist Dr. Andrew Leigh’s analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows that the rate of indigenous […]


A Revised Approach Is Needed To Implement Peace In Mali

Despite international peace efforts, the crisis in Mali continues to linger and transform. Spiralling violence is moving southward towards the capital Bamako, and has already spilled over to neighbouring countries. A weakened state is proving unable to meet the needs and demands of its people. Meanwhile, the United Nations peacekeeping […]


Sudan’s Power Sharing Deal An Important Step Towards Democratic Governance

Sudan’s ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups have concluded two days of talks on July 5 in the capital, Khartoum, with an agreement to share power in a transition period before elections. African Union (AU) mediator, Mohamed Hassan Lebatt, announced at a news conference that […]


Ethiopia’s Coup Attempt Shows The Fragility Of Democratic Reform Plans

Nearly 250 people have been arrested in Ethiopia following a failed coup attempt in the northern Amhara region, the state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Thursday. According to a party based in the region – the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA) – 56 party members and sympathizers had been detained […]


Retaliatory Ethnic Violence Is Destabilizing Central Mali

Dozens of people have been reportedly killed in attacks on two villages in central Mali amid rapidly deteriorating security conditions. A local mayor told Reuters News Agency that unidentified gunmen arrived on motorbikes before attacking the villages of Yoro and Gangafani. According to Malian military officials, 41 mostly ethnic Dogons […]


Ending The War In Yemen – The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

Peaceful solutions are direly needed in Yemen as the Civil War stretches into its fifth year. Since March 2015 the country has deteriorated into what the United Nations (UN) has labelled the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Figures released by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) […]


Refugee Suicide Attempts Spike On Manus Island Following Australian Election Results

At least 14 refugees on the island of Manus, Papua New Guinea (P.N.G.), have attempted suicide or committed self-harm. This comes amidst growing desperation following the surprise re-election of Australia’s conservative government on May 18th. The victory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition defied months of opinion polling  indicating […]


A Peaceful Solution Is Needed For The Crisis In Libya

The Crisis Prolonged military fighting in Libya’s capital Tripoli is threatening to destabilize the United Nations (UN) peace process between rival governments. Initiated by General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the offensive has been successfully held off by forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).  […]


Will Rising US-Iran Tensions Lead To Violent Conflict?

Four commercial ships have been damaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), heightening existing regional tensions between the United States (U.S.) and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear programme. Emirati officials reported the attacks on Sunday, May 12th, and had occurred near the port of Fujairah, one of the […]