- Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:00 PM
Skopje, 14 November 2017 (MIA) - OSCE hails the Macedonian government's decision to put an end to the mechanism of the former cabinet to spend budget funds for advertising in private media. The government should finance the public broadcasting service and seeks for instruments to support the private media, especially printed ones, OSCE Representative on Media Freedom Harlem Desir said Tuesday after a meeting with Minister of Information Society and Administration Damjan Mancevski.
The new law should push out subsidies used in the past to control media and enable free working room to the regulatory agency and media, Desir said.
Ensuring stabile financing of the public broadcasting service along with advancing the quality and professionalism of its four channels in several languages is rather significant, Desir said.
'We should take care for the public broadcasting service to preserve its and the independence of the editorial policy and journalists,' Desir said.
Desir, who is paying a two-day visit to Macedonia, will also meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, MPs and media representatives. lk/18:00
All Rights Reserved.This material may not be stored, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form, except with the prior express permission of Macedonian Information Agency.
- 8:55 PM | VMRO-DPMNE leader Gruevski meets Albanian President Meta
VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski met Monday with Albanian President Ilir Meta, referring to bilater...
- 8:32 PM | Zaev-Meta: Macedonia and Albania to boost cooperation
Macedonia and Albania are faced witth similar challenges and their cooperation is just a confirmatio...
- 7:50 PM | Albania premier asks EU for help seizing gang crime profits
Albania’s prime minister wants European Union countries for support in cracking down on criminal gan...
- 7:01 PM | U.S. designates North Korea a state sponsor of terror, triggering sanctions
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, allowing the U...
- 6:58 PM | Serbia: Police arrest 93 suspects in series of raids
Serbia's Interior Ministry (MUP) said on Monday that 93 people were arrested in a large-scale operat...