Political parties at today’s meeting with the working group agreed a framework where they can make reforms in the media and have agreed to achieve this by the 20th of this month.
The working groups have said that they’ll discuss the issues for the Media Agency, MRTV, the Law on the Media and the Macedonian Information Agency. (MIA)
“We will explain our position to the working group, but with the fulfilment of this obligation under the agreement, I expect the media will report in accordance with the legal structure and based on journalistic ethics and standards. This must be achieved as the basis for free and fair elections”, said Robert Popovski, a member of the working group from the SDSM.
Political parties are expected to agree on a new structure for the Council of the Media Agency, to change the management of MRTV, as well as the MIA, because with these bodies they will be free from the influence of the ruling party, and probably one of the hot topics will be the ban on political advertising.