PRESS RELEASES

The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia strongly condemns the physical attack by the Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Pesevski on the owner and editor of the web portal Maktel, Sase Ivanovski.

The bodies for self-regulation in the media from Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina are finally united. Under the auspices and upon an initiative by the Council of Europe, the MEDIA NEThics network – Network of the bodies for self-regulation in the media in South East Europe - was established.

Self-regulation in the media as a principle that leads to greater professionalism and ethical standards in journalism is the main topic of the presentation of the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM), scheduled for June 12, in Kumanovo.

The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia, taking into account the latest developments in the security and political turmoil in the country, appeals to all media to inform in a professional and balanced way, respecting the principle of reporting through facts and observing the public interest.

Self-regulation in the media as a principle that leads to greater professionalism and ethical standards in journalism and greater trust among the public, is the main topic of the presentation of the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM), scheduled for May 11, in Stip.

Self-regulation in the media as a principle that leads to greater professionalism and ethical standards in journalism and greater trust among the public, is the main topic of the presentation of the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM), scheduled for May 12, in Strumica.

The Press Complaints Commission at the Council of Media Ethics expresses serious concern about the ambiguity of the press release by the Public Prosecution Office dating from 03:02.2015 which asks the media to immediately stop publishing and broadcasting video and audio materials on the action "Coup".

The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) discredits speculations that yesterday and today appeared in some media about the reasons for dismissal of Lidija Bogatinova from being a member of the Press Complaints Commission of the Council.

The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) works on several cases of violation of the ethical standards in the media reporting, among which the recent statement of Milenko Nedelkovski for Sitel TV, given in the city of Kavadarci, as well as his show broadcasted at Kanal 5 TV on February 15th.The CMEM condemns all violations of ethical and professional standards in the journalistic reporting and particularly in cases where hate speech is used.

The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia expresses serious concern over the information on the wiretapping of journalists, arguing that it inflicts a severe damage and consequences on the work and the reputation of journalists and on the work of the media in general.

The Council of Media Ethics in Macedonia is concerned and condemns the decision of the Appeal Court and the immediate imprisonment of the journalist Tomislav Kezharovski. We believe that this decision sends a message of self-censorship to all journalists in the country. The ethical principles of journalism can be defended and maintained only when the journalists are guaranteed freedom of informing.

The Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) condemns the brutal murder of journalists of the French magazine „Charlie Hebdo“.