Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia- JUFREX
14 Sep 2021 11:34:00Budva, Online 9 - 10 September 2021
In order to discuss and exchange views on the role of the media regulatory authorities in the new...
20 Jul 2021 18:46:00Western Balkans 12 - 16 July 2021
An online Regional Summer School on European standards: freedom of expression and freedom of the...
31 May 2021 16:27:00
2nd Bulletin on the latest developments of European Court of Human Rights case-law on freedom of expression publishedWestern Balkans 31 May 2021
In order to advance cooperation with the legal professionals in Western Balkans and contribute to...
28 May 2021 17:49:00
North Macedonia towards the European standards on Media Regulation – Workshop on the latest developments of the EU Audiovisual Media Services DirectiveSkopje 26 - 27 May 2021
Considering the constant developments in the field of media regulation in line with Europen...
03 May 2021 11:43:00Skopje 3 May 2021
A free, diverse and responsible press is a core element of any functioning democracy. 3 May, the...
14 Apr 2021 13:49:00Western Balkans 12 April 2021
New online course on Protection and Safety of Journalists is now available in Albanian, Bosnian,...
30 Mar 2021 15:23:00Skopje 25 - 26 March 2021
The safety of journalists is a central field of interest in the Council of Europe, as evidenced...
26 Mar 2021 16:21:00Western Balkans 26 March 2021
The second edition of the online course on Freedom of expression is now available in Albanian,...
05 Mar 2021 11:43:00
Judges and public prosecutors in North Macedonia trained on freedom of expression and freedom of the mediaSkopje 3 - 4 March 2021
More than 20 judges and public prosecutors attended the cascade training on freedom of expression...
25 Feb 2021 16:34:00Skopje 25 February 2021
More than 20 lawyers attended the cascade training on freedom of expression and freedom of the...
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.