Skopje, May 10, 2022 – Yesterday, during the course of the day, several media outlets published false information that the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services would cover 50 percent of the 2022 license fee on behalf of the regional and local television stations.

Towards the end of last year, the Agency decided to reduce the television and radio broadcasting license fees for 2022 by 50%, in accordance with its financial possibilities. Following a presentation by the “Medium Objective” Association of Regional and Local TV Stations, the Agency discussed the difficult financial situation of the regional and local broadcasters again, and supported their request that the Government provide additional financial assistance to cover the costs of the 2022 broadcasting license fee in the amount of 50%, if possible.

In order to ensure that the public is informed correctly, and also to avoid misleading the broadcasters, kindly publish this correction.