New Rules for the Price Lists for Paid Political Advertising

Skopje, 17 September 2021 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services informs the broadcasters that the newly adopted amendments to the Electoral Code (Official Gazette of the Republic of North Macedonia, No. 215, dated 16.09.2021) stipulate a new method of establishing the pricelists for broadcasting paid political advertising (PPA), which will be applied for the Local Elections 2021. Due to this, an additional deadline has been set for submitting the price lists[…]

First Monitoring Report Published on the Media Coverage of the 2021 Local Elections

Skopje, 9 September 2021 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services prepared the First Report on Monitoring the Media Coverage of the Local Elections in the period preceding the start of the election campaign (7-31 August 2021). The Report presents analyses of the 24-hour programmes aired by the first television me channel of the Public Broadcasting Service – MRT1 and by six commercial television stations at the state level that have an average weekly reach of above 10% – 24 Vesti TV, Alsat-M TV, Alfa TV, Kanal 5 TV, Sitel TV and Telma TV[…]

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.[…]

Expenditures Incurred by the Agency Director in the 1st Half of 2021

Skopje, 9 July 2021 – In accordance with its efforts to ensure transparency and accountability, and abiding by its own established practice to publish information about the expenditures incurred by Agency Director Zoran Trajchevski after each six-month period, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services hereby informs the public as follows[…]

Press Release

Skopje, 28 May 2021 – Referring to the statements by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview for the “Fokus” weekly, regarding episode 1, titled “Conspiracy Against the Air,” of the documentary series titled “Editorial Office”, made by the Investigative Reporting Laboratory (IRL), the Agency wishes to underline that the holders of public office should refrain from publicly conveying standpoints that express suspicion in the credibility of investigative journalistic stories[…]