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Truthmeter.mk: National media do not cover two thirds of the citizens with correspondents from their places of residence

Meta.mk, under the cooperation agreement, republishes Truthmeter.mk's analysis: The number of correspondents from the interior of the country is reduced to a minimum. Macedonian Radio and Television has barely employed a few journalists from the interior, while private televisions receive information from part-time journalists   Author: Goran Lefkov   Uninsured, without employment contracts, with their own vehicle and equipment, few correspondents and media workers...

Suspended sentence for man who wrote comment with hate speech on AJM’s Facebook page

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) informs of a court judgement in its favor. Namely, a profile on Facebook named "Sasho Mitev" posted a comment with obscenities and hate speech under a post on AJM's Facebook page. According to the judgment of the Basic Criminal Court, Sasho Mitev is guilty under the article 394 - G of the Criminal...

Macedonian journalist associations call on institutions to stop ignoring the calls for lynching of Metamorphosis Foundation’s journalists

Journalist associations Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM), Independent Union of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) and Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) are demanding urgent action on part of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and the Public Prosecutor's Office after the continuous open calls for lynching of journalists and other employees...

EFJ supports ZNM/AJM’s protest against the court judgments for the 27th of April

The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), and its member, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), challenge the interpretation of the Macedonian court and call on it to review its decision, after the lawsuit before the Civil Court in Skopje by the journalist Goran Trpenoski was overthrown yesterday, as the court did not recognize his status as a journalist. Goran...

Macedonian journalist associations against a law that will allow state advertising in the media

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), and the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) voiced their opposition to the possible amendments of Article 102 of the Law for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, that would allow public institutions to advertise...

Macedonian Journalist Associations urge the Ministry of Interior and the Public Prosecution to act upon hate speech towards journalists and civil society organizations

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), the Macedonian Independent Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (ISJMW), and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM), most strongly condemned the hate speech that we were witnessing in the past several days against a number of journalists and one civil society organization. They called upon the state authorities and institutions,...

Journalist associations in North Macedonia react against Lidija Dimova

The Independent Labor Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (ISSMW), the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) condemned, as they say, the inappropriate statements that were aimed at discrediting and which were followed by lawsuit threats towards the colleagues from the online medium "A1On" by the Director of the National...

Al Jazeera Balkan’s crew attacked during VMRO-DPMNE’s protest in Skopje, one suspect detained by police

During yesterday's protest organized by VMRO-DPMNE, journalist Milka Smilevska and cameramen Jorde Angelovik were attacked and were prevented from doing their work. While they were taking a statement from one of the protesters, the attacker firstly asked Smilevska whether she reports for Al Jazeera Balkans and then pushed her microphone. "The police have detained the perpetrator and will press charges....

Macedonian Radio and Television should employ more journalists and open more news correspondent bureaus in the country and abroad

The Association of Journalists in Macedonia (AJM) and the Independent Syndicate of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) aren't surprised by the data from the latest Rule book on internal organization and systematization of job positions at the Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) which indicates that the national broadcasting service lacks 469 employees out of which 202 journalists. According to the data...

The coronavirus crisis postpones the drafting of new Law on Civil Liability for Insult and Defamation until September

Instead of at end of May, as previously planned, United Nations' Office for Project Services (UNOPS) informed that the release of the analysis on the implementation of  the Law on Civil Liability for Insult and Defamation shall be postponed for late September, Justice Ministry informs. After the release of the analysis by the expert author, in autumn, working group will...

AJM reacts to advertising in the private media by the Government paid with party money

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia has responded to advertisements in private media outlets regarding the work of the Government in the last two years, commissioned and paid for with money from political parties. "In the last few days, in the media we have seen videos promoting Government projects, and these advertisements are paid from the SDSM party account. According...

AJM: Parliament to speed up reforms at MRT and the government to withhold itself from evaluating its work

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) will be investigating 36 employments at the Public Revenue Office (UJP) through employment agencies for temporary employments dating from 2017 until now due to suspicions of party employments. Among the employees are the spouse of the Director of the Shutka, Gjoko Kotevski and the sister of an SDSM MP, Tanja Kovachev. Simultaneously,...

Network for the Fight Against Hate Speech receives new member

The Association for the Protection of Printed Media has joined the Network for the Fight against Hate Speech in the Media, initiated and coordinated by the Council of Ethics in the Media of Macedonia (CEMM). President of the CEMM Management Board, Katerina Sinadinovska, stressed that when dealing with hate speech in the media, it is particularly important to continue the...

AJM condemns attack on crew from TV21 by relatives of mayor of Aracinovo

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia has strongly condemned the attack on a journalist and cameraman from TV21 by close relatives of the mayor of Aracinovo Milikije Halimi from SDSM. "Yesterday, after the TV21 team recorded a segment about  complaints of the inhabitants of this municipality over the poor infrastructure, relatives of Mayor Halimi sent verbal threats to the television...

Council of Europe warn of restrictive changes to the media in the Electoral Code

Yesterday, the Council of Europe issued a public warning on its platform for the protection of journalism and the safety of journalists, regarding several amendments to the Electoral Code which could jeopardize the work and freedom of the media in Macedonia. The warning says that the Macedonian state is the source of such a threat to the freedom of...

AJM: Referendum is being abused in order to restore government financed campaigns in the media

A delegation of the Macedonian Journalists Association met with representatives of the OSCE/ODIHR observation mission to discuss changes to the Electoral Code and the referendum, which have a direct impact on the media, the AJM informs. AJM President Naser Selmani stressed that the government and the opposition are abusing the referendum to secure funding for their own political propaganda purposes...

The SEC has no right to impose media presentation on the referendum

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), the Independent Union of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM), the Council for Ethics in the Media of Macedonia (SEMM), the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM) and the Institute for Communication Studies (ICS) have condemned the way in which the State Election Commission interpreted the latest amendments and additions to the Electoral Code...

Selmani: Police must learn that journalists are not the enemy

The police must learn that journalists reporting from protests are not the enemy, but are also professionals on official duty, who need to be protected if attacked by participants at protests. They deserve protection, in accordance with domestic and international law, said the President of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM), Naser Selmani, at a workshop in Skopje...

Selmani to Popovski: Put your dogs on a leash before its too late

Today, several dozen journalists protested outside the government to demand that measures be taken on threats and insults that DUI official, Bekir Asani sent to the president of the association of journalists, Naser Selmani. At the protest, Selmani said that journalists were constantly exposed to threats and pressure and demanded that measures be taken to put an end to the...

Journalist organizations react: Threats against journalists are an attack on democracy

The Macedonian Media Institute (MIM), the Media Ethics Council of Macedonia (CEMM), the Independent Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers (SSNM) and the Institute for Communication Studies (ICS) today categorically denounced the threats directed against the President of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) Naser Selmani. Yesterday, Selmani revealed that he had received death threats from people from...