Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia- JUFREX
19 Oct 2020 14:01:00
Pluralism of media ownership in the new media environment – online workshop with the media regulatory authority in North MacedoniaSkopje 16 October 2020
The concentration of media ownership has been a growing concern for the media pluralism and a...
09 Oct 2020 13:52:00Western Balkans 8 October 2020
Freedom of expression as guaranteed by Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights is...
22 Sep 2020 15:23:00Skopje 21 September 2020
Freedom of expression and information and freedom of the media are crucial for the functioning of...
02 Sep 2020 14:36:00Skopje 2 September 2020
Automated data processing techniques, such as algorithms, do not only enable users to seek and...
29 Jul 2020 13:16:00Skopje 29 July 2020
In the evolving technological world automated data processing techniques, such as algorithms, do...
24 Jul 2020 15:00:00Skopje 24 July 2020
Freedom of expression and freedom of the media are one of the priorities of the European Union...
23 Jul 2020 15:01:00Skopje 23 July 2020
Concentration of media ownership has been one of the main regulatory issues since the...
21 Jul 2020 14:59:00Strasbourg 21 July 2020
The new HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Protection and Safety of...
09 Jul 2020 11:06:00Skopje 09 July 2020
“False stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually...
06 Jul 2020 20:49:00Skopje 6 July 2020
In these difficult and uncertain times, the European Union and the Council of Europe are...
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: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey
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.