Delegation of the European Union to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Media Self-regulation and Ethical Challenges in the Media

Skopje, 16/05/2017 - 13:17, UNIQUE ID: 170516_24
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On Wednesday, 17 May 2017, at 11:00hrs, as part of EU-funded project: ReForMedia, a conference on media self-regulation and ethical challenges in media will be organised by the project sub-grantee, the Council of Media Ethics. The conference is taking place at the hotel Holiday Inn, Skopje.


Welcoming addresses will be delivered by:

H.E. Mr Samuel Žbogar, Head of EU Delegation

H.E. Ms Nina Suomalainen, Head of Mission, OSCE

Ms Marina Tuneva, Executive Director of the Council of Media Ethics (CMEM)

Mr Dragan Antonovski, President of the Managing Board, (CMEM)

Ms Biljana Petkovska, Director of the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM)


The aim of the conference is to initiate a discussion about the importance of self-regulation in fostering responsibility, accountability and professionalism in the work of media.

The event is also aimed at reflecting on the ongoing practice of the Council of Media Ethics, its challenges and results. In this context, the CMEM’s publication “Reporting in the Interest of the Public” will be promoted. Main findings of the Comparative Review on Challenges and Experiences of International Press Councils will be also discussed.

In the period October 2016-May 2017, the project activities of the Council of Media Ethics have been supported under the EU-funded project: ReForMedia, by providing a sub-grant amounting 10,000 EUR.

Please find enclosed the agenda of the conference and short summary of the project's activities.

Journalists and photographers are kindly invited to cover this event.

For information relating to this Press Release please contact Mr. Konstantin Jovanovski, Press and Information Officer. Tel: +389 (0)2 3248 500; e-mail: