Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia- JUFREX
31 Oct 2022 12:14:00
The achievements of regional co-operation on freedom of expression and freedom of the media discussed in MontenegroBudva, Montenegro 20 October 2022
The Closing Conference of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of...
17 Oct 2022 12:28:00
Latest developments in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights on freedom of expression in Bulletin No.4Western Balkans September 2022
The Bulletin on the “Latest developments in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on...
07 Oct 2022 16:15:00
European Union and Council of Europe support the 3rd Regional Conference under “Initiative 2020” on proactive transparency and the Tromsø ConventionStruga, North Macedonia 6 - 7 October 2022
The joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Freedom of Expression and...
29 Aug 2022 17:11:00
Judges, public prosecutors and police officers in North Macedonia strengthen their capacities on the European standards for protection and safety of journalistsMavrovo 24 - 26 August 2022
Judges, public prosecutors and police officers from North Macedonia attended the Cascade training...
27 Jun 2022 12:28:00Ohrid 24 - 25 June 2022
During the Fourth Cascade Training, 50 lawyers from North Macedonia were introduced to the...
25 May 2022 14:11:00Struga 17 - 21 May 2022
As part of the ongoing capacity building activities for legal professionals in North Macedonia, a...
12 May 2022 16:56:00
JUFREX Partners and beneficiaries in North Macedonia discuss results and future milestones to advance freedom of expression and mediaSkopje 10 May 2022
The Steering Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North...
20 Apr 2022 13:14:00Gevgelija 14 - 16 April 2022
An inter-professional seminar was conducted with journalists and lawyers from North Macedonia to...
17 Mar 2022 15:49:00
Improving co-operation between journalists and police in North Macedonia, for better accountability and transparencySkopje (hybrid event) 16 March 2022
The joint European Union and Council of Europe action on Freedom of expression and freedom of the...
25 Feb 2022 16:58:00Skopje 25 February 2022
SKOPJE, 25 February 2022 – By launching a JUFREX/HELP online course: “Training of legal...
The Action promotes freedom of expression (FoE) and freedom of the media (FoM) in North Macedonia and contributes in the improvement of the application of European standards in this domain. Building upon the results and experience of the previous phase, the Action will continue to work with a range of actors responsible for the applications of these standards, namely: judges, prosecutors, lawyers, police officers, representatives of media regulatory authorities, journalists, students and other media actors.
The Council of Europe intervention on freedom of expression and the media is based on a holistic approach that aims at involving and engaging all relevant actors and stakeholders in improving the application of freedom of expression, based on the European standards and best practices. To achieve this, the Action will closely work with (1) legal professionals: Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors and Macedonian Bar Association; (2) ) Media regulatory authorities – Agency for Audio and Audio Visual Media Services; (3) Media actors and Universities – Association of Journalists of Macedonia and Faculty of Law and Journalism ‘Iustinianus Primus’, building their capacities by adopting a dynamic methodology and using an inclusive approach in order to generate dialog between the different actors and relevant stakeholders.
This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union "Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II
Members of the judiciary, legal professionals and police officers will be more aware on improving the application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Court case-law on Freedom of Expression;
Media Regulatory authority's capacities will be further strengthened and consolidated in better exercising its authority in regards to human rights protection and freedom of expression;
Media actors and relevant stakeholders, including Universities and Civil Society cooperate and contribute to an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of the media.
Disinformation and electoral campaign (in Macedonian)
Duration: 36 months (May 2019 – May 2022)
Beneficiaries/Partners: North Macedonia
Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
Budget: 510 000 EUR
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.