The attempt for an express adoption of the Media Law by the government came across some strong reactions by journalists, their larger Association (Association of Journalists of Macedonia) and several NGOs. There were numerous allegations for circumvention of the public debate, as well as reactions from the international community, resulting with a slowdown in the adoption of a comprehensive and complex legal text.

Several pro-government newsrooms – unsurprisingly – contributed to the defense of the government’s speediness and the content of the text, without analyzing the essence of the Media Law. (more…)