During the celebration of the Ilinden holiday on August 2nd at Mechkin Kamen in Krushevo, according to the information from TV Alfa, their team was initially stopped from broadcasting the event by explaining that they don’t have accreditation for it. After more than an hour of explanation with government services, they were allowed to proceed with the event.
Journalist teams have the right and obligation to inform about events that are of public interest, and not to be hindered in performing their work. For AJM, it is impermissible for government services to prevent journalists from doing their work professionally, especially when it comes to events of open nature.
We demand responsibility for this behavior and that in the future they refrain from such actions with one goal, and that is to ensure that the citizens’ right to information is not violated.