Skopje, 10 March 2020 – In tune with the Government’s Recommendation not to hold any public mass gatherings, with the aim of preventing the occurrence and spread of COVID-19 (the Corona Virus), the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services has cancelled all public events scheduled in March.

Thus, it is cancelling the Conference on “Media and Elections: Regulations and Practice – Impact of Disinformation on the Election Results,” which was to be held on 23 March 2020. It is also cancelling the planned workshops for the broadcasters, including the one on media coverage of the election campaign. However, the Agency will continue, as before, to be available for all inquiries, be they by phone or by e-mail (the list of employees and their contact details are published on the Agency’s website: https://avmu.mk/contakti/ . At different stages of the election process, press releases will be issued containing reminders about the broadcasters’ obligations. All materials related to the 2002 Early Parliamentary Elections will be published on the website www.avmu.mk under the banner titled “Elections 2020”.

The first public meeting in 2020, scheduled to take place at the end of this month, is being postponed as well. The Agency will duly inform the public and the stakeholders about the new date and time in a timely manner.

The Agency Council’s sessions will be available for watching live on the Agency’s YouTube channel, as before.