Skopje, 16 July 2020 – The Agency’s monitoring of the media coverage of the elections by Telma TV, Alsat-M TV and the First Programme Service of the Macedonian Radio – MRA1, established violations of the rules that apply during the election silence.
The monitoring over Telma TV and Alsat-M TV on 13 and 14 July showed that, in several daily news editions, these media outlets aired items about the situation in the country relating to the corona virus pandemic and the activities of the healthcare authorities against the pandemic, in which there were statements made by a public office holder, i.e. the Minister of Health.
The monitoring of the First Programme Service of the Macedonian Radio – MRA1 on 14 July, detected that several daily news editions of this media outlet contained news items about the activities of the Ministry of Interior taken to prevent potential crime related to the election process, in which a statement was aired by a holder of public office, i.e. the Minister of Interior.
The reports on the monitoring of the media coverage of the elections are available at the following links: