The Attacks on Media Representatives Are Unacceptable

Skopje, 18 April 2019 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services condemns the attack on the TV 21 journalist and camera man in the village of Arachinovo, in front of and inside the municipality building.

Media work in the citizens’ interest and are an important pillar of democracy, due to which any interference in their work constitutes jeopardizing and violation of the freedom of expression and information.

Media workers must be free from any form of pressure or threats, so that they can perform their job – informing the public – uninterruptedly. Preserving the dignity of the journalist profession and the safety of media workers is of great importance and, for these reasons, the attacks on media representatives are unacceptable.