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Hüsamettin Gina

Husamettin Gina has more than ten years of experience in journalism but never as a professional journalist (receiving regular salary). He is “the eternal” freelancer, “a certified” fixed-term contract employee. He comes from the first generation of students at the One-Year School of Journalism at the Macedonian Institute for Media. He has gained work experience at Macedonian Radio Television in the Turkish Department, Birlik newspaper and Forum Plus weekly magazine. He was a field reporter for Turkish NTV for 6 months during the 2001 conflict. He loves sport and is a big fan of Besiktas FC from Istanbul. Awards: A UN Award for an article about poverty published in Vreme newspaper in 2006 “Jean Monnet” Award for Best Newspaper Article on EU in 2007 for “The EU and children” article published in INA information agency. One sentence that describes Husamettin: A mechanical engineer by vocation, a journalist at heart...

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It’s pepper time!

It’s pepper time!

From prehistoric times to the present, people have been on the quest for spices and condiments which add that special taste and smell to their food. A quest that contributed to the integration of man...

BOZA AND SALEP: BEST DRINKS FOR COLD WINTER NIGHTS

Boza and salep are traditional drinks with specific, familiar flavors. They do not require expensive advertisements and advertising agencies. Their customers are regular, and can’t wait for wintertime to come, especially in the Balkan countries....
Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Ramadan and 10 frequently asked questions about fasting

Before dawn I wait for the first smell of Suhoor from the kitchen. My mother is cooking. I can feel the smell, unusual, sweet, full of feelings. It is not just the smell of food,... Fasting is “forced poverty”
“SAKURA ZENSEN” –  JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN SKOPJE IN FULL BLOOM

“SAKURA ZENSEN” – JAPANESE CHERRY TREES IN SKOPJE IN FULL BLOOM

When cherry trees start blossoming they look like a scene from a fairy tale. They possess beauty so extraordinary that we can easily say they are a miracle of nature.Cherries have a special place in...
Cradles – comfort and tradition

Cradles – comfort and tradition

A baby, a mother and a cradle… The cradle is the link in the divine communication between a baby and his mother. The story of the cradle began in the 1st century AD and is... a century old cradle
Black belt for eternal love

Black belt for eternal love

Balkon3 interview with Aziz Ismail – five-time karate champion of the Republic of Macedonia He is only nineteen and already a “grandmaster” of martial arts, a karate master to be precise (karate – empty, unarmed... Karate is a boiling water
Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try it and regret it once; Don’t try it and regret it a thousand times

Try the magical Turkish cuisine that always has a little, fascinating surprise in store. This time it is a strange little pleasure with an even stranger name: pismaniye(regret). These lovely snow white, delicious cotton candywill... Recipe - Try it and you won’t regret it

An unusual orchestra of soul mates

Apparently, it was just an ordinary band that can be heard in busy places in different cities round the world. However, as you get closer to hear their music you see it is not quite... Music from an unusual band

Istanbul Sunset

Sunset, according to many, is the most romantic part of the day. A moment when dreams and colours intertwine, when sun rays refract and the sky shows a shade of a multitude of colours that... Set off on an amazing journey

I’m only happy when it rains

[portfolio_slideshow id=4615] Photo: Husamettin... Rainy day in Skopje