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Macedonia's Media Law Lacks Media's Input

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Macedonia, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Law, Media & Journalism

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) explains [1] [en] why Macedonian journalists are demanding an open debate “on the scope and the contents” of the draft Law on the Media (via [2] @Macedonia_en):

[…] It was prepared, in its entirety, by the Government and is offered today to the public to give its comments and suggestions as a final and closed concept. […] we do need changes in the legislation to incorporate the EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive and we need improved and strengthened implementation of the existing legislation. Any expansion of the scope of the regulation needs to be preceded by a serious debate on the very need to introduce new regulation. […]