Press release


Skopje, 17 August 2021 – With reference to the public protest, organized by a group of citizens against the new measures for preventing the spread of the Coronavirus, at which the participants chanted insults and vulgar messages against the journalists, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services wishes to underline that this attitude constitutes a direct attack on media freedom and the right of the public to be informed.

The Agency condemns all forms of denigrating and verbally insulting journalists and urges to respect the dignity of the journalistic profession, as well as media professionals’ personal dignity.

At the same time, the Agency wishes to point out that providing conditions for unhindered functioning of media workers is the sine qua non of freedom of information.