CMEM: Media in FYROM report by using a language of hatred

CMEM: Media in FYROM report by using a language of hatred

Skopje, 29 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) has raised the alarm that the media in the country continue to use a language of hate and a language lacking professionalism while reporting news.

Marina Tuneva, general directress of this council, said that in the past two years, since the establishment of this institution which monitors media, they have received 121 complaints by citizens, politicians and public individuals, who express their concern in relation to media reporting.

“We have acted on 98 complaints and the media have been criticized in relation to the incorrect and unfair way that they report by threatening the rights and liberties of the citizens, but also their privacy”, Tuneva said. According to her, there’s still a lot of work to do on how the media should report by respecting code of ethics.

Dragan Antonovski says that CMEM recommends to journalists that they should get used to professional rules, by respecting the code of ethics.

CMEM is an NGO which promotes opinions and incentives and participates in the consolidation and improvement of professions standards and media ethics in FYROM. /