Today’s incident where media workers were again prevented from covering an event is another proof that it is finally time for someone to take responsibility for obstructing the work of journalists.
The event took place at the premises of the Medical Faculty in Skopje, during a public debate on the law on the legalization of cannabis. As reported by the journalist teams of “Utrinski briefing” and “Sloboden Pecat”, the organizer refused to start the debate until the media teams left the room.
AJM calls for clarification of the details regarding this incident by the competent institutions and demands respect for the right to information of citizens, especially when it comes to public hearings such as the above.
According to the Code of Journalists, the journalist has the right to free access to all sources of information that are of public interest. If the journalist is prevented from accessing the requested information, has the right to inform the public about it.