Call for Safety for the Journalist Crews and Professional Reporting on Their Part

Skopje, 28.04.2017 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services condemns most strongly the violence against journalists and journalist crews during yesterday’s events in the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia.

At such times of tension, it is of immense importance to allow media professionals to do their work safely and without obstructions. They are there to inform the public about the current social and political developments and, hence, any violence against them is unacceptable and constitutes direct attack on the freedom of expression.

At the same time, the Agency wishes to underline that, at such situations, the media should be up to the weight of their role and take on the responsibility to report objectively and without bias, not to convey speculations or unverified information, nor hide facts or fuel tensions.