THE FREE SPEECH: HOW GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED IT?

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Blerim Ramadani

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The data show that the media in the Republic of Macedonia became associates of government propaganda, circumventing the professional and democratic principles of informing. The Government is one of the biggest advertisers in the country and there is concern that the funds are allocated to the television channels which support the Government. The collected data will be illustrated through analysis and comparison of the annual reports of the Organization “Reporters without Borders” and the annual reports of the European Commission, but this does not mean that other academic research will be excluded. The survey results show that in Macedonia the media freedom is not achieved, but on the contrary, we have drastic deterioration of the freedom of expression.  Because of this, the media lose its mission to inform and educate their audience, regardless of any political pressure.

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Ramadani, B. (2021). THE FREE SPEECH: HOW GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED IT?. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 2(2), 9-19. Retrieved from https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/article/view/66
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Blerim Ramadani, Law Faculty, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, Macedonia

Blerim Ramadani graduated from the South East European University in Tetovo , Department Public Administration (2005), where in the same university and completed his studies in the second cycle direction Comparative Public Administration in the European Union and successfully defended the theme "The political criterion for EU integration and he acquired (received) the title of Masters of Science (2011). He is currently a doctoral student at the University ‘St. Clemens of Ohrid’, Faculty of Law - International Law and Policy. He worked in several state institutions. He worked also as an assistant at the University of Tetovo. He is currently president of the Center for Democracy and European value. It has published more than 30 political and economic analyses and opinions in a various newspapers within and outside the country. He participated in many international seminars and scientific conferences like; Scientific magazine “Albaniogical reviews”, Skopje; Topic: “The use of administrative terms in everyday communication” (2005); University ‘Aleksander Moisiu’, Durres; Topic: “Government Control Over the Media and the Freedom of Expression and the Status of the Albanian Media in the Republic of Macedonia After the Fall of the Socialistic Regime” 2015; International magazine for social sciences “VIZIONE“- Skopje; Topic; “Politicisation of Public Administration and (not) Representation of Ethnic Communities in Administration: Republic of Macedonia (2015); Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, Bitola; Topic; The European Union Military Power: The new challenges with old dilemmas; (2015).

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