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Freedom of Expression and the Media Reality in Republic of Macedonia

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Tools for mass communication influence on creating and channeling of public opinion for every segment of social life; in era of globalization they erase the borders of events in sphere of information. Freedom of expression is in tight connection with media culture in a country, even there are national law provisions, European and international letters and declarations, which is an expression of democratization of her institutions. Pluralism of interests is in danger if there is a partisanship of media, concentration of power from financial oligarchy, selective approach to topics selection and to sources of information and ideologization of media content, especially in countries in transition like Republic of Macedonia is. Then, that influences on decreasing of the awareness of the critical opinion, and media expression can- through reduced, transformed and unilateral approach- to manipulate public opinion. This media reality is pushed to be the ideology of a new collective single- mindedness and is in conflict with the system of values which is the conflict of old and new European values and with no creative approach. Reform of media sphere in Republic of Macedonia in the process of Euro- integration should move towards the democratization of organizational placement, better independency of the editorial policy, elimination of the influence of business oligarchies and political influences, and in the same time standardization of the quality and diversity of media contents.

DOI 10.11648/j.ss.20130203.11
Published in Social Sciences (Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2013)
Page(s) 97-104
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Freedom of Expression, Media Reality, Pluralism of Interests, Media Conformism, Idelologization of European Values

References
[1] Siljanovska, Liljana (2007), The impact of media on the formation of European values in Republic of Macedonia, Arberia Design, Tetovo, pp.16
[2] Fransis,Bal (1997), The power of media, Clio, Beograd,pp15
[3] First amendment, Bill of Rights, US Constitution, 1791.
[4] Kuncih M, Astrid Cipfel (1998), Introduction to publication and communication sciences, Fondation "Fridrix Ebert", Skopje,pp 101
[5] Ibid:130
[6] Dnevnik, October, 25, 2012
[7] BBC radio, March19, 2004
[8] Dnevnik, June 19, 2005,pp4
[9] Interview with expert from Macedonian Media Institute, august5, 2010.
[10] Interview with a TV editor,august,18, 2011
[11] From the interviews with the journalists, mart- march 2012
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