“We need real reforms to the media and the signatories of the Pržino Agreement delivered a political farce. Once again I repeat, we will not participate in a game without borders by the parties”, wrote the president of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia Naser Selmani, on his Facebook profile.
Otherwise, news organizations at yesterday’s meeting with the leadership of the opposition party, the SDSM, flatly refused to participate in consultations regarding the ad hoc body or to consider the position as chief editor of MTV “Meta” has learned.
Vice President of the SDSM Radmila Sekerinska, talked with representatives of the Council of Ethics in the Media (CEM), the Union of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) about the way and the concept a member should be selected for the ad hoc body and the chief editor of the public broadcasting service. At the talks, representatives from the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) were invited but were not present at the meeting.
“My colleagues have been asking me about yesterday’s consultations with the SDSM with journalists and media organizations for the ad hoc body of the Agency for Media. I am on vacation, but even if I was in Skopje, I would not go”, wrote Selmani.