The representatives from the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) in cooperation with the section of cameramen and media workers within the АЈМ, in Skopje held a working meeting with over 30 participants present.
At the meeting, the President of AJM, Chadikovski, in his his speeches, pointed out that: “The active work of the cameramen’s section is of great importance, because only through this type of contacts, including fellow journalists and joint networking, the problems with which they face but also to react in a timely manner. With such mutual consultations and meetings, we will contribute to the creation of a suitable environment for the significant participation of media workers as influential actors in society,” emphasized Chadikovski.
The representative of the section, Trajce Ilievski, shared his satisfaction with the work of the section so far and made an appeal that: “Only in solidarity and coordination with clearly defined goals can we overcome the challenges and make certain changes that will be in benefit of fellow cameraman, media workers and journalists in the future,” emphasized Ilievski.
This meeting was organized to share the challenges that fellow cameramen and journalists face in their daily work, as well as for networking to determine activities that can be useful for improving the situation and conditions in which cameramen, journalists and media workers are perform their duties.
Among other things, at the meeting were presented the increasing number of attacks on female journalists and media workers and the threats they received, especially online, for which AJM took a series of actions and alerted the regional institutions. Such information and situations will serve in the future for the preparation of a Protocol for the safety of female journalists, which will be prepared in cooperation between the AJM and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).
The meeting was held on 18.03.2022 in the premises of the Youth Cultural Center MKC in Skopje.
The event is part of the project “Trade Unions for Fair Recovery”, funded by the European Union through the European Trade Union Confederation and the European Federation of Journalists.