AJM condemns attacks and threats against journalists and demands a speedy investigation


The Association of Journalists of Macedonia strongly condemned the physical attack in a Skopje bar on journalist and editor of Lider.mk LjupcoZlatev, as well as the threats against journalist of the daily newspaper SlobodenPecatMiroslavaByrns.

Zlatev, as previously reported, was physically assaulted and insulted by a person from the personal security of the family of a current Macedonian businessman, a former senior state official, following a series of articles about scandals related to this family. He reported the case to the police immediately after the incident, after which a report was made by the police officers.

Journalist Byrns also received a series of threats on her personal Facebook account on Thursday, due to the publication of a text concerning a wedding that took place in Tetovo, pointing out that it was contrary to the legislation regarding the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

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