АЈМ welcomes the decision of the Basic Civil Court Skopje to pass a decision rejecting the request for an injunction (temporary court measure) for deleting media content online.
The rejected measure stipulated that the defendants, in this case, journalists, immediate removal of the published content with the title “Soiled Blood” by IRL together with posts on the documentary video on the public broadcaster (MRTV), IRL’s YouTube channel and IRL’s Facebook profile.
This follows the lawsuit filed against the IRL by Dr. Zhan Mitrev and the private health facility – Zhan Mitrev Clinical Hospital Skopje.
A lawsuit was filed with the IRL to determine civil liability for defamation and compensation for non-material damage of 1,200,000 denars (around 20.000 EUR).
About this, AJM previously reacted in defence of the right to freedom of expression and public reporting, that is, the request to delete “Soiled Blood” is absurd and dangerous. AJM informs its international partners, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), about this attempted censorship.