Established in 1946, the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) represents the majority of the journalists in North Macedonia. AJM is an independent national, civil society organisation that aims to defend freedom of expression and to advance professional standards in the media. It has for a long time supported journalists in crisis especially those that have been physically or verbally attacked and also provided legal support in particular to those facing defamation suits. AJM continues to play a key role in advocating for journalists’ safety and media reform domestically and regionally. AJM is a member of the European Federation of Journalists.