The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX 2) held in Skopje -…

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX2) has been successfully organized in Skopje, on October 8, 2019.

The meeting brought together representatives of Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors, Association of Journalists of Macedonia, Ministry of Interior, Bar Association, Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, Faculty of Law Lustinianus Primus Skopje, Centre for SEELS, Secretariat for European Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to North Macedonia and the Action team. Steering Committee outlined the key activities, timelines and intended results of the Action, implemented with aim to promote freedom of expression and freedom of the media in line with Council of Europe standards. Participants emphasized the importance of promotion of freedom of expression standards and measurement of the project impacts, especially in regard to the capacity development of beneficiary institutions. Due to the success in the first phase of the project and the good cooperation between the Action team and the beneficiary institutions, all participants expressed their willingness to cooperate in the second phase as well and work together toward promotion of freedom of expression standards in the following three years.

This Action is part of the Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, a co-operation initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, which aims at assisting Beneficiaries in the Western Balkans region and Turkey to comply with the Council of Europe standards and European Union acquis in the framework of the enlargement process.

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The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX 2) held in Skopje -...

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