Skopje, 4 October 2018 – Today, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services published its Second Monitoring Report on the Media Coverage of the 2018 Referendum, which covers the period 19-29 September 2018.
The results of the monitoring showed that, in general, the media covered by the monitoring strove to provide information on the diverse aspects of the referendum process in the second reporting period as well. With most of the broadcasters, one could notice greater presence of the standpoints “IN FAVOUR” of the Referendum, whereas none of the media outlets aired items favouring the stance “AGAINST”, which was a result of the fact that there was no agitation in favour of this option. The information on the activities and standpoints favouring “BOYCOTT” od the Referendum were less present and referred mainly to the statements of President Gjorgje Ivanov, the Crisis Headquarters of “Macedonia Boycotts”, the World Macedonian Congress and The Left.
Unlike the daily information shows, the majority of broadcasters strove to provide versatility of standpoints in their special information programmes.
For more details, please see the Second Monitoring Report on the Media Coverage of the 2018 Referendum (covering the period 19-29 September 2018).