Concerning the occurrence of a coronavirus case in the country, the Council of Macedonia Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) calls on media to report in professional manner and avoid spreading of fake news.

Reporting in such cases, according to the Code of Journalists (Article 8), must be free of sensationalism. Media should act in a way that distinguishes them from ordinary transmitters of information and facts, and to exercise their role as moderators of anxiety among people.

In addition, media should carefully access information containing estimates of possible escalation of events.