Five journalists and media organisations, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, the Independent trade union of journalists, the Council of Ethics, the Macedonian Institute of Media and the Institute of Communication Studies, today to the Assembly submitted the proposal of the European mediator Peter Vanhoutten amending the Law on audio and audio-visual services, as a good basis for under
Five journalists and media organizations, including the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, the Independent Union of journalists and media workers, the Macedonian Institute for Media, Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia and the Institute of Communication Studies, in the upcoming period will work together to convince all the responsible authorities to undertake reforms in the media before
SDSM presented proposals and changes to the Law on Audio and Audio-visual Media Services, in which they propose the abolition of the broadcasting fee and finance MRT directly from the budget. For us, as Association of Journalists, this proposal from SDSM is absolutely unacceptable for different reasons.
Blocking the bank account of the Macedonian Radio and Television (MRT) by the Public Revenue Office (PRO) is a serious intrusion of the government in the institutional autonomy of the public service broadcaster.
Enclosed is the letter of the European Federation of Journalists, which was addressed to the Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Mr. Johannes Hann
February 29, 2016, Brussels