By David Edenden
An old article about how the Toronto Star pushed for Macedonian recognition circa 1993. Nice to know who are the friends of justice and human rights.
Ryerson Review of Journalism
Under (Haroon ) Siddiqui, the Star became an opinion leader on many issues. With quiet pride, he says, "We were the first newspaper in Canada, if not the whole Western world, who called for the recognition of Macedonia as a separate state, despite huge opposition from Greek-Canadian readers. We were among the first, if not the first, to call for humanitarian international intervention in Bosnia. We were among the first to write for international intervention in Kosovo. We were among the first to call editorially for humanitarian intervention in Somalia. And all these things came about."