The media should use ECHR’s judgement in protection of the human rights

на 20. 02. 2017 | | mk
How to use the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights? Photo: francois schnell/Wikipedia, 2011  

The judgements of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) are a powerful tool in the hands of media when they play their control role in the society, especially when they try to exercise their control over the government

  Author: Mirjana Najchevska, PhD, human rights expert   Informing the public when it

Desoroization, degülenization and similar forms of exorcism

на 26. 01. 2017 | | mk, sq
Zealots of exorcism against the NGOs. Photo: Jacob Davis, 2004  

The way we perceive (“see” and make sense of) things, determines our behavior a great deal. The media control what the public is going to see by dimensioning the strength of the stimulus, i.e. they focus the attention on only one part of what is being informed on, thereby limiting the size and quality of perception. If the information

Propaganda and informing are not the same – propaganda messages are paid for

на 27. 10. 2016 | | mk, sq
The propaganda is paid for – at least that’s how it’s supposed to be. Photo: Pixabay    

Informing signifies asking questions, analyzing, putting in context, following a certain development line, reassessing, searching for additional information…

  Author: Prof. Mirjana Najchevska PhD, human rights expert   According to the Article 2 in the Law on Media, Media are instruments for public informing, i.e. communication of any type, such as newspapers,

Santa Argirova: My idea is to open the MRT

на 13. 09. 2016 | | mk
Santa Argirova, editor in chief of MTV’s news program: “My ambition is not to turn the public broadcasting service into BBC or CNN”. Photo: Google/Flickr  

As my colleague professor Milan Kangrga, PhD, wrote in 2002 in his book “Nationalism or Democracy”, “ethics of journalism, as a form of professional ethics, is divine dimension of journalism because not only the term correctness while doing your job lays in the

Nobody took a look at what’s behind Stroytransgaz and Timchenko

на 10. 08. 2016 | | mk
Another signature for a deal with Russian company owned by people under Western sanctions. Photo: Ministry of Finance  

The absence of basic analysis in the Macedonian media (with rare exceptions) about the construction of the gas pipeline Klechovce – Negotino, carried out by a Russian company whose majority shareholder is under Western sanctions, leads to publishing only superlatives without digging under the surface and without making attempt to disclose

Nine indications why the Law on State Advertisements is just a tool for financing the pro-government media

на 2. 08. 2016 | | mk
Campaign of the government of Hong Kong for promotion of radiation/nuclear energy: “It’s all around us and part of life”. YouTube video  

Numerous serious indications in this law – from its structure through to the resource allocation criteria – reveal that the draft Law on Informative and Advertisement Campaigns of the Public Institutions has the objective to award money to media close to the government so they can return

Fitch credit ratings on Macedonia seem suddenly banished from the media

на 26. 07. 2016 | | mk
Fitch Ratings – another credit ratings agency becoming troublesome for the propaganda machinery

The downgrading of Macedonia’s credit rating by Fitch seemed inevitable since 2013, when Standard & Poor’s lowered their credit rating on the country from BB to BB-. This means Fitch’s BB+ grade and Standard & Poor’s BB- grade are two levels apart. Having in mind the current deep political crisis, country’s credit rating is on the way

The decimated media and the frantic corruption

на 30. 05. 2016 | | mk
Kitsch and corruption – the residency of the former president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, nowadays a Museum of corruption. Photo: hélène veilleux  

The cognizance that we are living in а world of information, in an IT and information society that is galloping in its progress with the speed of light, today is supplemented with the fact that the possession of information is a priority, because being in step with

How much are the media informing about the good governance

на 29. 05. 2016 | | mk, sq
  Мural in the US Library of Congress showing the fundamental principles of good governing in the USA. Photo: Cavalier92, 2007  

From the aspect of good governance and the media’s contribution to ensuring the citizens are informed about this topic, it is indispensable to find the answer to the following questions: why there is no municipality that meets all conditions to be proclaimed a municipality with “good governance”, whether

The fight against corruption is a common interest

на 27. 05. 2016 | | mk
The media must not be dithered during their research due to the arrogant behavior of some designated person, due to the absence of cooperation or due to the refusal for providing data.   Author: Mirjana Najchevska, PhD. human rights expert   According to the Law on Prevention of Corruption, “the governing, the performing of public authorizations, official duty and position as well as the things of public