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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Unprecedented Mass Extinction Threat

In the most comprehensive report of its kind to date, the United Nations has detailed the unprecedented current rate of decline in biodiversity –  tens to hundreds of times higher than in the past 10 million years. Compiled over the last three years by more than 450 scientists and diplomats, and […]


General Haftar Continues Advance On Tripoli

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces will continue their advance on the capital of Libya, general Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-proclaimed eastern parliament, has said. Haftar launched the offensive on April 4 in order to capture the capital and west of Libya from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), […]


Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments Threaten To Entrench Sisi’s Dictatorship

Egyptians have overwhelmingly voted to overhaul the 2014 constitution, granting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi greater control over the judiciary and parliament. Almost 27 million votes were cast, or 44.33 per cent of 61 million eligible voters, with 88.83 per cent voting yes, according to the commission’s chairman Lasheen Ibrahim. The […]