Transparency Macedonia and NGO Info-centre, within the project “CSOs and Media against Corruption: Coalition for zero tolerance”, organized two workshops for journalists and civic organizations for their better information, effective cooperation, as well as on current issues related to the fight against corruption in the country.
The one-day workshop “Two years (non) application of the Law for the whistlerblowers” was held on June 18. Lecturers were state counsellor Vladimir Georgiev from the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) and the “whistle-blower “ Gorgi Lazarevski. The workshop discussed issues related to the application of the Law: Whether and how the Law works in practice; Whether and how the internal mechanisms in the SCPC are functioning, the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Ombudsman; Do the state institutions and private companies apply the law; What are the key issues / weaknesses in implementing the Law; What changes are needed for the Law to be effective?
On June 19th, the workshop “Civil Activists and Journalists: Let’s tear together corruption together! ” was held. At the meeting, representatives of civil society organizations, led by journalists Vasko Maglešov and Kristina Ozimec, had the opportunity to exchange skills, information and experiences. The workshop was held in order to enable better communication and cooperation between CSOs and journalists in the fight against corruption.
The project “Civic Organizations and Media Against Corruption: Coalition for zero tolerance” is implemented with the support of the European Union.