INTERVJU S SONJO BEZJAK

Marec 2021 – Portal LetsgoSlovenia je objavil intervju s Sonjo Bezjak, borko za prosto reko Muro.

Intervju v angleškem jeziku je dosegljiv na povezavi: (INTERVIEW) SONJA BEZJAK: GUARDIAN OF THE RIVER MURA

Izsek o aktivnostih za zaščito reke Mure:

WHAT’S THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE CAMPAIGN AND ITS LATEST ACTIVITIES?  

As I already mentioned, people were fighting against HPP already in Yugoslavia. In only a year and a half, they succeeded to convince the politicians that the river is too precious and they will not get much energy from it. So, the decision makers cancelled the project.  In 2005 a new project appeared with the plan to build 8 big HPP’s on the Mura river, but the investors were not so active in the beginning. In 2014 we joined the campaign, in that time the official procedure for the first HPP was already going on.
As Museum of Madness, we organized several walking tours on the river bank, and taught locals about the importance of the river, we opened the fish exhibition, organized several lectures and concerts. In 2018 we opened the exhibition about the battle for the river in the 1980’s.  
It is so important to know the past. In our case we learnt that the first battlers used the same arguments as we use! In the campaign we were part of the bigger family of individuals and NGO’s joint in the ‘My Mura campaign, which was run by the remarkable Andreja Slameršek, president of Slovenian Native Fish Society. She took care about all legal procedures, organized the locals in the strong network, talked to media, she was the real charismatic lead! The battle took us years and it is not finished yet!