European Commission condemns threats to the “Kurir” journalist by activist of SDSM

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The European Commission today condemned threats to the life of journalist from the Macedonian web portal “Kurir” and her 5-year-old son by pposition SDSM, reported MIA.

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Referring to the remarks about media freedom in the last progress report, spokeswoman of the informal government of the European Union, Maja Kocijanchich, said that “Brussels condemns intimidation and harassment of journalists, regardless of which circles they come.”

– The European Commission gives great importance to the respect for freedom of expression and media freedom. As noted in the progress report, especially that of your country, the European Commission condemns the intimidation and harassment of journalists, regardless of which circles they come. This is something on which is dedicated the recommendation for FYR Macedonia where European Commission encourages all, especially the Government and media to work harder to improve the media culture in the country, said spokeswoman Kocijanchich at the press conference in the building of the European Commission in Brussels.

As it is known, the Report on Macedonia and part for the media that caused reactions by the journalists’ associations and circles of Macedonia, because was allocated selectively attacks and threats to “journalists” from pro-opposition media, but not attacks on opposition activists on journalists because of their public statements.