Skopje, 18 June 2018 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services condemns yesterday’s attacks on certain media workers, the violent apprehension of journalists, as well as the unprofessional conduct of certain reporters.
Media workers must be free from any form of pressure so as to be able to perform their tasks without any hindrances, especially when it comes to topics of particular public interest.
For their part, journalists must keep their professional distance when reporting and provide unbiased and balanced coverage. In this context, the Agency appeals not to implement any form of inappropriate communication with the public, let alone stir violence on any grounds whatsoever.
Only by media’s professional reporting can one initiate broader public debates and contribute to the public’s free formation of their opinions and critical standpoints.