Press 24

The online medium "Press 24" was launched on November 1, 2010. It was introduced as an independent online medium funded by the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia. The company "New Media Communications," which is fully owned by Slavica Arsova Spasovski, an editor in the news program of "Sitel" Television, has been the owner of the medium from the beginning. Part of the editorial team at "Press 24" includes Arsova Spasovski's spouse, Aleksandar Spasovski, who works as a journalist at "Sitel" Television.

The editorial policy of "Press 24" followed the work of the Arsova-Spasovski couple in their parent medium, "Sitel" Television. They incorporated "Press 24" into the group of media openly supporting the government led by the center-right VMRO-DPMNE and by Nikola Gruevski. They were closely aligned with pro-government media and were seen as adversaries of the then-ruling authorities.

After the fall of VMRO-DPMNE from power in 2017, following the lead of the Arsova-Spasovski couple at "Sitel", the website "toned down" its reporting. Today, it mainly adheres exclusively to an agency approach in its publications. Although the names of six journalists are listed in the imprint of "Press 24", it is rare to see a text signed by an author. The majority of the posts consist of daily news on political and social life in the country, disseminated through statements from institutions, parties, non-governmental organizations, Facebook posts, or Twitter posts from politicians or public figures.

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Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

International

Content Type

Free content

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Media Companies / Groups

New Media Communication

Ownership

Ownership Structure

"Press 24" is owned by the company "New Media Communication" which is wholly owned by Slavica Arsova Spasovski.

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General Information

Founding Year

2010

Affiliated Interests Founder

Slavica Arsova Spasovski

Is a journalist and editor of the newsroom at the most watched national television "Sitel". She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the "Press 24" online portal. She is the daughter of the long-time journalist and presenter at "MRT", Rozeta Arsova, who was an editor of the Educational Program of MRT. Slavica Arsova Spasovski is the wife of Aleksandar Spasovski, who is a journalist at the "Press 24" portal and at TV "Sitel". She became editor-in-chief of "Sitel" in 2019, where she previously worked.
Since 2013, Arsova Spasovski, together with other journalists, was the founder of the now inactive non-governmental organization Association for the Development and Promotion of Internet Media, Association of Internet Portals.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Slavica Arsova Spasovski

See above

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Slavica Arsova Spasovski

See above

Affiliated Interests other important people

Aleksandar Spasovski

Spasovski is a journalist at "Sitel" TV and Press 24, and the husband of editor-in-chief Slavica Arsova Spasovski. He was one of the journalists who were considered to be crucial for the editorial policy of Sitel TV, at the time when the center-right VMRO-DPMNE was in power. Spasovski founded the marketing agency "New Media Team LLC" in 2013.

Contact

Address: Partizanski odredi boulevard 155-1/88 Karposh, 1000, Skopje

phone: +38972 222 042

email: contact@press24.mk

website: press24.mk

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

36.519 $ / 2.14 Mln. MKD

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

3.975 $ / 232.927 MKD

Advertising (in % of total funding)

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The ownership structure and the financial reports are based on data recived from Central registry of the Republic of North Macedonia. The documents were received on 16.08.2023 based on a government decision from 2017 for free access for investigative journalists. The financial information is for 2022. For the calculation of the amounts in US dollars, the average exchange rate for 2022 from the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia was used.

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