Momiroski: Financial independence is needed for freeing the media

Source/Author: Civilmedia
Source/Photo: civilmedia

SKOPJE, 13.03.2018 – Zoran Momiroski, a journalist from Prilep, with a long experience behind him, in a conversation with CIVIL Media shared his views in terms of what freedom of the media means, what is needed for free media, the challenges of journalism as a profession and how much politics have an influence on the freeing of the media.

From personal experience, Momiroski shared examples of pressures and threats by the political centers of power.

“Media freedom is complex. Above of all, it means financial independence so that journalists can think freely and not be burdened”, says Momiroski, highlighting that the moral values of a person, who at the same time is also a journalist, are also very important.

Momiroski also said that the crime and hate speech that journalists often face are difficult to prove, and that they face being accused of the same, or being victims of hate speech at any moment.

Biljana Jordanovska

Camera: Dehran Muratov

 This project is financed by the European Union through the small grants program “Protecting Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in the Western Balkans”, implemented by the Croatian Journalists Association, as part of the regional project “Western Balkan’s Regional Platform for Advocating Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety”, implemented through a partnership of six regional journalist associations – Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia, Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina Journalists, Croatian Journalists’ Association, Association of Journalists of Kosovo, Association of Journalists of Macedonia and the Trade Union of Media of Montenegro.