Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia- JUFREX
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...
21 Feb 2022 15:06:00
Judges and public prosecutors in North Macedonia expand their knowledge on the freedom of expression and the internetOhrid 17 - 18 February 2022
Approximately 30 judges and public prosecutors attended the cascade training on freedom of...
14 Feb 2022 10:58:00Skopje 9 February 2022
Focused Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North...
10 Jan 2022 14:31:00
Advancing freedom of expression in North Macedonia in line with European values and standards: challenges and achievementsSkopje, North Macedonia 28 December 2021
Interview with Ms Lejla Dervisagic, Head of Operations, Council of Europe Programme Office in...
17 Dec 2021 12:15:00
Students at the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” in Skopje enhance knowledge on freedom of expressionSkopje 10 December 2021
On the International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2021, within the framework of the EU and...
13 Dec 2021 10:29:00Mavrovo 7 - 8 December 2021
Lawyers from North Macedonia expanded their knowledge in the field of defamation, access to...
06 Dec 2021 14:22:00North Macedonia 6 December 2021
The publication “Media regulatory authorities and media pluralism” prepared under the regional...
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.