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The media in EC’s Country Report: There is no progress

There is no progress – the media are still trapped in the claws of politics. Photo: Google/Pixabay
“There was no progress in this area over most of the past year”, is noted in the European Commission’s Country Report, in the section dedicated to freedom of expression, which covers the situation of the media in Macedonia. The Ambassador of the European Union, Samuel Zbogar, thinks that freedom of media remains a serious challenge.


VMRO-DPMNE received support from Kurz on an event that hasn’t even taken place yet

  [Review of the text titled: “International support for VMRO-DPMNE”]   This is a textbook example of a solicited article published in a medium to promote one political party. Typical propaganda that aims to impress the public that VMRO-DPMNE receives international support. The article is neither commentarial, nor sensationalistic, nor one-sided, yet it looks like an ordinary news from a rally. However, its main flaw is that it is published three hours prior the event’s onset. This represents total manipulation and misinforming of the public.   Link to the original article: Меѓународна поддршка за ВМРО-ДПМНЕ Date and time of publishing: 27


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