Regarding the first case of corona virus in Macedonia, The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia(CMEM) has called upon the media to act professionally and ethically, and not to contribute in the widespread of untruths and creating panic among the general public.

“The informing in cases such as this, according to the Journalist Code (Article 8), has to be devoid of sensationalism. The media have to act in a way that will differentiate them from ordinary content and facts providers and to apply their role to calm the citizens’ upset. Apart from that, they should access information carefully where a probable escalation of the occurrences are elaborated” states the CMEM’s press release.