The DVD, titled “Information, Videos and other documents about Media Literacy” is the first project of part of the Network’s members. It is intended to be used in the primary schools in Macedonia. Its distribution was approved by the Office for Development of the Education, and is realized with the help of the Ministry of Education.

The leaflet “On Media Literacy”, was sent to the primary schools together with the DVD. The leaflet was prepared by the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services. Using simple language, it gives answers to the questions: “What is media literacy?”, “To whom is media literacy important?”, “Why is media literacy important?”, “Media literacy refers to which media?” and “How to critically assess media contents?”.

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Study Visit for Capacity Building of Macedonian Media Literacy Network

Exchange of knowledge, experience  and practices  between  representatives of  Macedonian and Irish Media Literacy  Networks was the purpose of the study visit to Dublin for a group of  stakeholders from Macedonia,  which was organized  by MIM during  November 13th and 14th,  in the frames of the project “Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX), funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe.  For more information please visit this link

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Bitola Marks Media Literacy Week 

Within the frameworks of the “Topic for a Dilemma” project, as part of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project, the Media Literacy Week was marked in Bitola for the first time, with a large number of activities. The main accent of this project, which was carried out by the “Ganimed” Association from Bitola, together with 21 TV as a media partner, was placed on freedom of the media, freedom of expression and media-related skills such as critical thinking among the youth.

The project began with workshops for the high-school students, continued with a quiz, while a competition was announced during the Media Literacy Week, on the topic “Media Literacy and Critical Thinking”, in two categories: a poster with the best slogan and a poser with the best quote. For more information please visit www.youtube.com

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November Competition for Bitola High-School Students on the Topic “Media Literacy and Critical Thinking” fgdgd

At the workshops held as part of the “Topic for a Dilemma” Project, a total of 140 high school students will receive relevant training and education.

The students had an opportunity to learn more details about medial literacy and critical thinking. This project is realized by the GANIMED Association from Bitola and the TV21 media partner, as part of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project, which is conducted by the “Metamorphosis” Internet and Society Foundation and the “EuroThink” Centre for European Strategies.

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Grant-receivers of the “CriThink” Project Pay Visit to the Agency 

The grant-receivers of the small-grant programme as part of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project, organized by the “Metamorphosis” Foundation and the “EuroThink” Centre for European Strategies, paid a visit to the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services on 2 November 2018. 

The representatives of the civil society organizations had an opportunity to learn about the competences of the Agency and its everyday operations, the projects of broader public interests and the possibility to submit complaints against the work of the broadcasters, print media and cable operators. A special accent was placed on the activities aimed at promoting media literacy in the Republic of Macedonia, the functions and activities of the Media Literacy Network and the guidelines on how civil society organizations may become a part of it.

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ICS announces the Week against Fake News from 12 until 18 November  

The Institute for Communication Studies (ICS) is preparing a series of trainings, debates, online quizzes and videos, as part of the Week against Fake News, which will be held in the period between 12 and 18 November 2018, within the frameworks of the News and Digital Literacy Project, conducted by the Macedonian Institute for Media, the Institute for Communication Studies, the Independent Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers and the Media Diversity Institute from London. 

The activities are aimed at promoting critical thinking and raising the awareness about the damage that fake news, manipulations and misinformation inflict upon the entire society.

For more details, please visit this link

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Workshops Held for the Students of Seven Bitola High Schools as part of the “Topic for a Dilemma” Project 

On 22 October 2018, as part of the “Topic for a Dilemma” Project, the holding of began for the students of seven high schools in Bitola. The workshops envisage to provide media literacy knowledge for some 140 high school students from Bitola, expansion of their formal education and, most importantly, increase in their awareness with regard to critical thinking and selection of the media contents.

The project is being carried out by the GANIMED Association from Bitola and the TV21 media partner. It is part of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project, which is conducted by the “Metamorphosis” Internet and Society Foundation and the “EuroThink” Centre for European Strategies. The project is financed by the European Union.

For more details, please visit this link

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Introductory Meeting with the Grant Receivers of the Small-Grant Programme of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project

 

Within the frameworks of the small-grant programme, as part of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project, an introductory meeting was held at the Citizen Resource Centre in Skopje, on 19 October 2018. At this meeting, through the presentations they held, the six grant-receivers from six different plan regions in Macedonia had an opportunity to acquaint the pubic with their projects and exchange ideas for further implementation of the activities.

Additionally, the meeting was used to also hold a training session, at which the grant receivers were given instructions on managing their projects, on the plan for monitoring and evaluation of the implemented activities, and on the way in which they could make their projects visible to the broader public.

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Workshop Held on “Strengthening the Media Literacy Network of the Republic of Macedonia through Exchange of Experiences”

On 21 September 2018, the Macedonian Institute for Media, in cooperation with the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, held a workshop dedicated on “Strengthening the Media Literacy Network of the Republic of Macedonia through Exchange of Experiences”. The event was aimed at conveying experiences regarding the strategies and activities needed when planning media literacy projects, as well as good practices that have resulted from the relevant stakeholders’ cooperation. In this, an overview was presented of examples from the Republic of Ireland, which has an operational media literacy network and this concept enjoys the institutions and society’s significant support. For more information on the Workshop, please visit this link

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The CriThink Media Literacy Project Calls for Small Grant Applications

The launch event of the “Critical Thinking for Mediawise Citizens – CriThink” Project was held on 1 June 2018. The project will be implemented in the course of the following three years by the Metamorphoses Foundation in partnership with Eurothink, supported by the European Union. Its goal is to promote cooperation towards developing critical thinking and media literacy in the spirit of openness and cooperation among all stakeholders.  On this occasion, a call for applications was announced for 16 small grants, in the amount of Euro 5,000-7,000 евра per grant, to be awarded to civil society organizations. The application deadline is 6 July 2018, 17:00 hrs, solely by using the project’s standard online application form, available at its official website, http://crithink.mk.

 

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Students from Macedonia, Croatia and Lithuania Raise Funds through Silent Auction of Photos with Philanthropic Messages

A STRET (“Students Today-Responsible Entrepreneurs Tomorrow”) Gala Event was held on 4 May 2018, at Telecom’s Innovation Centre, to raise funds through silent auction of photographs taken by students from Skopje, Rijeka and Radvilishkis, as part of the campaign “Show Some Love, Do Some Good, Join the STRET Neighbourhood”. The students from Macedonia, Croatia, Lithuania and Belgium will decide independently on donating or re-using the collected funds, by applying the principles of sustainability and strategic donation, which they have studied about in the previous stages of the project. For more information on this event, please visit this link.

 

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Efficient Self-Regulation and Media-Literate Citizens – For Responsible Online Communication

Promotion of critical thinking and media literacy among the users of social networks, raising of the political culture of communication, efficient and independent self-regulation online and consistent implementation of the laws, were some of the proposals for resolving the problems of Internet communication underlined at the Conference on the “Rights and Responsibilities of Internet Communication”, held on 26 April 2018.

The event was organized by the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM), as part of the joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, titled “Enhancing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and Media in Southeast Europe” (JUFREX). For more information, visit this link

 

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“Express Yourself through Media” Best Media Product Competition Launched for High-School Students

The School of Journalism and Public Relations has recently announced a contest for the best media products (photo-story, poster or one-minute video) created by high school students, on the topic “I wish my municipality would…”

The contest is open until 29 April 2018. The three best products will be awarded (a tablet, a mobile phone, a GoPro camera), while the authors of the 10 best products will take part in the one-week summer camp on media literacy this coming June.

The contest is part of the activities for promoting media literacy in Macedonia’s secondary education. For more details about the terms of participation and the application form, please visit: http://medium.edu.mk/srednoskolski-medium/izrazi-se-preku-mediumite.

 

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Conference Held on “Media Literacy in the Macedonian Formal  Education: In or Out”

On 22 February 2018, in Skopje, a conference was held on “Media Literacy in the Macedonian Formal Education: In or Out”. At this event, the need was stressed for continuous trainings of the teaching staff in the primary and secondary schools. The event was organized by the School of Journalism and Public Relations, in partnership with the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) and the “Nova Makedonija” daily. More information about the conference are available at the following link: http://medium.edu.mk

LAUNCHED A DVD ON MEDIA LITERACY INTENDED FOR THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS

 Skopje, 24 January 2018 – As part of its efforts to promote the development of media literacy, the Agency launched today the first project of the Media Literacy Network, prepared by several of its members – a DVD intended for the primary schools in the Republic of Macedonia. The project was financed by the Agency, and supported by the Bureau for the Development of Education and by the Ministry of Education, which will be disseminating the DVD to all primary schools around the Republic of Macedonia in the forthcoming period.

The DVD contains materials, video spots, the Convention on Children’s Rights and a leaflet from the Ombudsman explaining children’s rights, as well as the way in which they can be exercised. The materials will be used by the teachers when elaborating on the topics related to the media. Their purpose is to teach students how to receive information, how to determine the latter’s origin and build a critical approach to media contents.

 “The importance of this project is two-fold: on one hand, teachers will receive concrete written and video materials that they can use to inspire themselves or as classroom resources and thus introduce media literacy into the primary schools in a more substantial fashion, while, on the other, cooperation both in and outside the Media Literacy Network is slowly but surely starting to function,” stressed the Agency Director Zoran Trajchevski at the launch.

Also addressing the present at the event were representatives of the School of Journalism and Public Relations, KonEdu Global, the Eurothink Centre for European Strategies and the Ombudsman, who spoke about the content of the materials with which they had contributed to the project, and expressed their pleasure with the mutual cooperation so far. The materials for the DVD had been provided by the Agency, the Macedonian Media Institute, Metamorphosis, the Infocentar NGO, Transparency Macedonia and the Helsinki Community for Human Rights.

Youth Forum

Youth Media Literacy” is focused on young people whose awareness of the media literacy is non-existing or on a low level, but who are interested to participate in qualitative sharing of their views and ideas, as well as to report about events and happenings whose end goal is to cause social change. “Youth Media Literacy” project will conduct three weekend trainings for 60 young people from Skopje, Veles and Tetovo, and one training for civil organizations resulting with production of educational contents for freedom of expression of young people from marginalized communities, regardless of the sex, ethnicity, social status and sexual and gender identity. Once the trainings are completed, the participants will work on creating media products through the process of mentorship.

 

Links

http://www.nms.org.mk/mk/neevest-povik-za-uchestvo-na-rabotilnici-za-mediumska-pismenost/

http://www.medium.edu.mk/inicijativi-vesti/490-semm-uvazhi-sedum-zhalbi-za-neetichko-novinarstvo-inicirano-od-srednoshkolci

http://www.medium.edu.mk/inicijativi-vesti/489-mladinska-mediumska-pismenost-vo-skopje

http://medium.edu.mk/inicijativi-vesti/487-video-mladinska-mediumska-pismenost-vo-veles

http://www.mladi.mk/kategorii/obrazovanie/neevest-povik-za-uchestvo-na-rabotilnici-za-mediumska-pismenost/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBTCQnCPATI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49wwlVQYxhs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaVuyZQrlvA&t=139s

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Conference on Media Literacy as a Premise for Active Citizenship

The Conference on Media Literacy as a Premise for Active Citizenship was held on 27 October 2017. Presented on this occasion was the report on the research into “Media Literacy in Macedonia: the Missing Link for Active Citizenship”.The event was organized by the School of Journalism and Public Relations, in partnership with the Media Diversity Institute from London and the “Nova Makedonija” daily, with the support of the European Union. More information on the publication, the conference and other activities and information of the School of Journalism regarding media literacy are available at http://www.medium.edu.mk/.