Threats Against Journalists Are Absolutely Unacceptable

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Skopje, 24 July 2020 – Reacting to the threats made on the social network “Facebook” against the journalist of “Sloboden Pechat (Free Press)”, Miroslava Burns, the Agency expresses its condemnation and wishes to remind that such incidents are not only absolutely unacceptable, but they also pose a threat to the freedom of informing.

Attacks and threats against journalists, including those uttered on the social networks, constitute direct attacks on democracy and the freedom of speech in any society.

Journalists work for the public interest and are one of the key watchdogs and promoters of the democratic processes. This is why it is highly necessary to create conditions for the journalists to perform their job – informing the public – professionally and free from any pressure.

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