Aliti: We are thinking about a model for continuous support of print media

Skopje, June 24th, 2022

Today, the Minister of Information Society and Administration (MISA), Admirim Aliti, attended the public debate on print media, organized by the General Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration and the Association for National Print Media Protection (АЗНПМ).

 
 
“In this regard, the development of new technologies has also changed the reality of the media space, which has reflected the quality of information and especially the financial sustainability of print media. Precisely because of this, as he underlined, the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia has been providing financial support for the print media through annual programs since 2018, and is already thinking about a model for continuous systemic support," said Minister Aliti and added:

In a democratic society, citizens should contribute to the processes that affect them.

 
 

Freedom of speech is the basis for democracy development.

Free and independent media enable monitoring of political and public policies, provide comments and opinions, contribute to the establishment of the political agenda and the shaping of public opinion.