EU for Freedom of Expression: Alignment of National Media Legislation with EU Acquis and Media Standards

Project Client

Ministry of Information Society and Administration of North Macedonia;


North Macedonia;

Origin Of Funding

European Commission;

Start Date


End Date



Eastern Europe and Balkans;

The overall objective of the project is to “enable a legal environment that will promote freedom of expression, competitiveness and sustainability of the media market, through the harmonization of the media legislation with the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (EU)2018/1808.”

In line with the overall objectives, specific objectives are being redefined or expanded to kickstart the stalled media reform processes in the country.

As part of this project, PMCG is conducting the following activities:

  • Assessing the legal, institutional, and operational framework;
  • Conducting a content/gap analysis with regard to the EU acquis and international standards of media legislation;
  • Drafting amendments to the legal framework; and
  • Organizing a series of consultations, public debates, and/or working meetings with stakeholders to support the harmonization of laws and increase their understanding about proposed improvements of laws encompassing the work of the media.