Tag: avmu
Macedonia 17.08.21 | 17:20

Media Agency condemns rude conduct toward journalists during the protest on Sunday

The AVMU news agency condemned the conduct of protesters on Sunday, when news crews were shouted at. We condemn all forms of denigration and verbal attacks on the press and we ask that the dignity of the journalist profession is honored, the agency said. The protest was held to resist the expanding vaccine...

Macedonia 31.01.21 | 19:01

SDSM wants to throw out media rules whose adoption it vehemently demanded while it was in opposition

The ruling SDSM party is now trying to reverse changes made on the media law in 2018, to make it easier to appoint board members to the AVMU media agency and the MRTV public television on a purely partisan vote. After years of pressure from activist groups, but mainly SDSM itself, the law was amended...

Macedonia 23.11.20 | 15:45

AVMU reacts to Telma’s censorship on VMRO-DPMNE: The media must report in a balanced way

Regarding the publicly expressed reactions that the daily news program of the national television Telma TV lack information on the activities and views of the largest opposition party on current social and political issues, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (AVMU) reminds that one of...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 21:02

Media watchdog says he was pressured by SDSM and the Government to break the law

The AVMU Media Agency accused the Government of abusing its position to alter the rules for media representation ahead of the elections. AVMU, which is an independent watchdog, divided the equal representation time between the parties, but the Government took it upon itself to reduce the media time allocated...

Macedonia 05.03.20 | 14:50

Media regulator AVMU condemns the sentencing of journalist Aleksandar Mitovski

The AVMU media regulator expressed its concern after Infomax editor Aleksandar Mitovski was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended over two years, for publishing a testimony that proves that SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev was involved in the Racket scandal. Sentencing journalists who report on issues...

Economy 04.11.19 | 21:34

AVMU takes away 1TV’s license to operate

The Agency for Audio and Audio-Visual Media Services (AVMU) has taken away 1TV’s license to operate. The Agency’s council closed the procedure against the TV station late in the afternoon, after its representative didn’t appeared earlier. The basis for taking away the license is failure...

Macedonia 06.09.19 | 11:58

News sites overtake TV stations to become primary source of information for Macedonian citizens

A poll conducted by the Makfax news agency and research from the AVMU Media Agency show that news sites have pushed out television as the main source of information for Macedonian citizens. While the TV stations were dominant just a few years ago, AVMU found that since 2016, a majority of citizens list...

Macedonia 13.08.19 | 22:59

MAN association of journalists, AVMU media regulator call on Zaev to withdraw his threat against a critical journalist

The Macedonian Association of Journalist (MAN) called on Zoran Zaev to apologize for the threatening statement he made about journalist Branko Geroski, who was instrumental in publishing the initial reports about the major corruption scandal which is dragging down the Government. In a shocking statement...

Macedonia 02.07.19 | 15:49

Media regulator AVMU condemns Raskovski’s threat of lawsuits against journalists

Macedonia’s media regulator AVMU condemned the threat with law suits issued by Dragi Raskovski, the Government Secretary General, against media outlets who reported on the corruption allegations raised against him. Public officials need to accept that they are subject to public oversight and criticism,...

Macedonia 18.04.19 | 22:13

Zaev celebrates freedom of media report even after journalists were detained in the office of his political ally

The AVMU Media Agency joined in with political parties and journalists in condemnation of Tuesday’s attack on a crew from the TV21 television station, which was intimidated and briefly detained in the Aracinovo town hall by thugs apparently affiliated with Mayor Milkie Halimi. The crew from the...

Economy 01.03.19 | 12:24

Kanal 5+ shuts down – AVMU takes away its broadcasting license

Due to unpaid annual fee for the TV broadcasting license within the legally determined deadline, 30 days from the receipt of the invoice, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (AVMU) has taken away the broadcasting license of satellite television, Kanal 5+, it has been published in the...

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 16:00

Allegations of horse trading in the ZNM association of journalists reveal attempt to influence the powerful Media Agency

Mladen Cadikovski, the recently appointed head of the Macedonian Association of Journalists (ZNM) repaid the favor by nominating his predecessor Naser Selmani as the next ZNM member to the board of the powerful Media Agency (AVMU). The move reveals attempts by this journalist association seen as close...

Macedonia 24.01.19 | 17:20

After racketeering allegations, Media Agency will examine ownership structure of Boki 13’s TV station

The Media Agency (AVMU) announced today that it is going to investigate the ownership structure of 1TV, a recently opened, strongly pro-Government TV station ran by Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13. We are operating under Article 34 of the law which treats media ownership, or whether the station has...

Macedonia 10.01.19 | 16:20

Media Agency employee pulled a knife on a female colleague

An male employee at the Media Agency (AVMU) threatened a female colleague with a knife on Wednesday. Netpress news site reports that the attacked employee identified as Sh.T. reported the attack in the afternoon. She said that the attacker N.Z. at first harassed her verbally, and then pulled the knife...

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