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.[…]

MEDIA LITERACY NETWORK LAUNCHES ONLINE CAMPAIGN

Skopje, 26.04.2021 – Why do you need media literacy?; How does media literacy relates to education, media, movies, libraries?; What does it mean to be a journalist?; Responsibility on the Internet; Hate Speech; Rumours; Intercultural Communications…The Media Literacy Network will make an effort to answer all these questions and bring light to many other related topics and issues through its latest online campaign that is being launched today.[…]

AAAVMS AND FOOD AND VETERINARY AGENCY SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION

Skopje, 14 April 2021 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services and the Food and Veterinary Agency signed a Memorandum of Cooperation today, regarding advertising, teleshopping, product placement and sponsorship of food and nutritional supplements as part of the radio and television programmes, especially in relation to claims concerning health and nutrition, claims about reduced risks of illness, and food-related frauds.[…]

Public Hearing Opened on the Draft-Amendment to the Plan for Allocating and Distributing the Digital Terrestrial Multiplex Capacities to the Operators of PECNs

Skopje13 April 2021 – At its 10th session held on 12 April 2021, the Agency Council adopted a Draft-Amendment to the Plan for Allocating and Distributing Digital Terrestrial Multiplex Capacities to Operators of Public Electronic Communication Networks Obligated to Air Broadcasters’ Programme Services. A 30-day public hearing has been opened on the text of the Draft-Amendment to the Plan.[…]

Gender in the 2020 Election Campaign in the Spotlight of AAAVMS’ First Public Meeting in 2021

Skopje, 25 March 2021 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services held a public meeting today. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was held using video conference connection. At the meeting, the Director of the Agency, Dr. Zoran Trajchevski, presented a summary of the activities implemented in the past three months in line with the Agency’s Annual Work Programme.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO COMPENSATE FUNDS PAID AS RA AND TV BROADCASTING LICENSE FEES

Skopje, 2 March 2021 – Based on the Decision of the Government under the fifth package of economic measures providing financial assistance to broadcasters in the amount of MKD 50,000,000.00, at yesterday’s session, the Council of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services decided to suspend all initiated procedures for revoking licenses due to failures to pay the annual radio and television broadcasting fees. At the same time, it was decided not to initiate new revocing procedures for non-payment of the 2021 license fees.[…]



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