The Association of Journalists of Macedonia sent copies of the Code Journalists of Macedonia to all the media registered in the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services.
“The AJM Code of Ethics was adopted in 2001 and was first distributed to all media in the country. Due to recent developments and upcoming local elections, the need for its re-representation emerged. As in other professions, as well as in journalism, ethical principles based on the organization’s core values and the standards to which the professional is held. By respecting these 17 principles and ethical values, journalists take responsibility for the information they transmit, regardless of which medium they work for”, the AJM statement read.
They added that by promoting ethical standards in reporting, they contribute to the fight against false news and media propaganda.
“The Code of Journalists of Macedonia was developed in six languages (Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Vlach, Romani and English) and will be delivered to all media according to the language in which they operate”, added the AJM.
The Association says that this activity is part of the project titled “Network of Journalists for Media Freedom”, which is funded by the European Union.
Disclaimer: The text was prepared within the framework of the project “Media Reform Observatory”, implemented by the Foundation for Internet and Society – Metamorphosis, Agora – Center for Promoting Civil Values and the Platform for Investigative Journalism and Analysis (PINA), with financial support from the “Open Society Foundation – Macedonia” Foundation.
The content of the text is the sole responsibility of the authors and can in no way be considered to reflect the views of the “Open Society Foundation – Macedonia”.