Skopje, 28 March 2020 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services condemns the inappropriate and vulgar conduct of the President of the GROM political party against the journalist of 24 TV, Gorazd Chomovski.
The media are guardians of the public interest and creators of public awareness and, as such, should be freed from threats and pressures. They must be allowed to carry out their work smoothly. Everyone, politicians in particular, should be aware of the weight of the publicly uttered word and should show utmost respect for the journalistic profession and the freedom of information.
The Agency calls for a halt to all forms of humiliation and verbal insults against journalists and appeals to respect the dignity of the journalist profession and the personal dignity of media professionals.