The Government of North Macedonia condemned the attacks with hate speech on journalist Tanja Milevska, MIA’s correspondent from Brussels, or any other journalist and citizen.

“The Government strongly supports the freedom of speech and free press and has a zero-tolerance for intimidation and threats directed at journalists. Safe reporting and freedom of thought, speech, and action in the media are our essential, current, and long-standing commitments, on which we are working diligently. Gender-based violence is another, but an equally important social problem to which we all have to jointly oppose and fight against” said the Government’s press release.

IT called on MOI and the Public Prosecution to act immediately in order to clear out the brutal threats and the gender-based calls for violence on the journalist.

The European Commission also condemned the verbal attacks and the hate speech on social media towards Tanja Milevska.

“Every attack on any journalist is unacceptable and should be condemned, The journalists need to be able to do their work freed from violence, intimidation and threats” reacts the EC.

Previously, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), the Macedonian Independent Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (MISJM), and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) condemned the attacks strongly and demanded that the institutions clear out the case.

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