On the occasion of May 3, World Press Freedom Day, President Stevo Pendarovski sent the following message:
World Press Freedom Day, which this year is dedicated to freedom of expression as the driver of all other human rights, is being celebrated in the context of the multiple crises that occupy our present.
Politicians, the government, the opposition, the civil sector – we must all be united and vocal in ensuring greater rights, safety and working conditions for journalists and media workers so that they can professionally perform their responsible task. To inform promptly, accurately and without censorship, free from political or business pressures. Together with journalists, let us fight against fake news, because citizens have the right to accurate, timely and verified information.
Free media is a prerequisite for open and democratic society, where freedom of expression is a right and responsibility that each of us can exercise.