Sharing of previous field experiences between media workers and employees of private security agencies, opportunities for improving cooperation and increasing mutual understanding, upgrading the strategic plans of both organizations, and signing a joint memorandum of cooperation, were some of the topics covered. discussed at the meeting between the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) and the Chamber for Private Security of the Republic of North Macedonia.
The president of the Chamber welcomed the initiative of AJM for the meeting and highlighted challenges faced by the security agencies when performing their work where the media are involved, as well as their interest and willingness for cooperation and promotion of communication with journalists and media workers.
AJM representatives shared experiences such as dissatisfaction on the part of AJM members during fieldwork and direct meetings with employees of security agencies. They indicated the need for both sides to find a common point of understanding that will help facilitate the process of future cooperation. In addition to the topics mentioned above, future activities were discussed, such as the implementation of joint training and campaigns that would raise awareness of the importance of the work of both parties and contribute to the realization of the ultimate goal, which is the improvement of mutual communication.
Cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, the Public Prosecutor Office, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Medical Chamber of RSM were highlighted as positive examples from previous practice. From the Chamber, there were Verica Mileska Stefanovska, president, and Sanja Kermetchieva, general secretary, while from AJM there were Mladen Chadikovski, president of AJM, Dragan Sekulovski, director of AJM, Biljana Nasteska – Kalanoska, communications officer of AJM, Risto Mishev, coordinator of the Section of cameramen and Aslan Vishko, member of the management board at AJM.