Vienna, 24 July 2019
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is surprised by methods used by the police in Skopje. Today, upon a previous invitation from the Ministry of Interior, journalist Ljupce Zlatev had a conversation with officials from the Department of Cyber-crime and Digital Forensics at the Ministry of Interior. According to Zlatev, they discussed about his previous posts on the online media where he works as an editor, related to suspected crimes by the Secretary General of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, Dragi Rashkovski.
During the conversation at the Ministry of Interior, Zlatev was asked to confirm whether he was the author of these reports as well as to reveal the source of the published information. Zlatev refused to provide information about his source.
The Constitution of Republic of North Macedonia guarantees the right to protect the source of information in the media and this right is enshrined in the Law for Media.