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RESEARCH: THE EFFECT OF DISINFORMATION AND FOREIGN INFLUENCES ON THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES IN NORTH MACEDONIA

Knowledge from research and journalism is the basis for an advocacy initiative that brings together relevant stakeholders (government institutions, media associations, individual media, civil society organizations, the scientific and educational community, and the private sector) to counter the toxic effects of disinformation by creating an effective model with the inclusion of all stakeholders. Empirical data…

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Conference announcement: “Dealing with Disinformation in the Republic of North Macedonia”

The conference “Dealing with Disinformation in the Republic of North Macedonia” will be held on May 31, 2022, in Skopje, starting at 12:00. It is dedicated to building a multi-sectoral approach to solving this important problem through the joint engagement of state institutions, independent media, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector. The event…

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Privacy Talks #8 – How should we protect the personal data of vulnerable categories of citizens?

Metamorphosis Foundation invites representatives of civil society organizations, institutions, media and all others interested in discussing and learning more about “How should we protect the personal data of vulnerable categories?” at the eighth “Privacy Talk”, which will begin at 3 p.m. on May 31st, in Public Room. The meeting’s attendees will have the opportunity to…

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Networking of the Relevant Stakeholders is Inevitable for Better Understanding of Media Literacy

Media and IT Literacy is a dynamic concept of life-long learning, and its definition changes along with the changes in the technology. However, the power of cooperation among the different stakeholders – both institutional and non-institutional – is key to the development in this sphere, i.e. to the understanding of its very concept and its…

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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…

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

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…

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Alsat-M TV Places Media Literacy on Pedestal

Alsat-M TV hosted a workshop on media literacy for its own employees, as part of the “CriThink” project, financed by the European Union. The “in-house” training that was conducted by a team of Diversity Media, involved journalists and show hosts, and tackled topics such as caution with regard to hate speech, particularly when it comes…

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MLN response to covid 19

Crithink website with overview of misinformation and manipulations for the new coronavirus Kovid-19

Within the project “Critical Thinking to Citizens with Media Skills – CreTink” implemented by the Metamorphosis Foundation in partnership with Eurothink, a special website has been developed, which indicates the primary sources and various types of misinformation related to pandemic of the new Covid-19 corona virus. This page can be accessed through the link https://crithink.mk/dezinformaczii-i-manipulaczii-za-noviot-korona-virus-kovid-19/,…

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International Higher Education Symposium organized by the Institute of Communication Studies and IREX “Keeping Up the Pace: Media Literacy Education in an Accelerating Age”

New technologies and digital media shape today’s world, and affect our democracies and our societies. As much as they have created opportunities, they have also caused threats to the way we think about information, politics, and relationships. In previous decades, media literacy and media education mostly emphasized critical thinking, the need to understand how information…

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UKLO FM-Bitola: Dedicated its 18th edition of the children’s radio show titled “Listen to Us!”

Wanting to contribute to the Media Literacy Days 2021, the UKLO FM-Bitola University Radio – a radio service of “St. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola – which is a member of the Media Literacy Network, dedicated its 18th edition of the children’s radio show titled “Listen to Us!”, aired on 26 November 2021, to media…

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Focus Pocus Films: Animation аs аn Inclusion Tool for Children with Disabilities

In the period from 7 to 20 October 2021, the “Focus Pocus Films” Production held a workshop titled “Inclusive Animation” at the premises of “Europe House” in Skopje and the Cinematheque of NorthMacedonia. The project was supported by the EU Delegation in Skopje and was implemented in cooperation with the Cinematheque of North Macedonia and…

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Notes from the Meeting of the Media Literacy Network held as part of 2021 Media Literacy Days

The Media Literacy Network held its annual meeting, which traditionally takes place as part of the  Media Literacy Days, on 29 November 2021. The meeting was held online, using the Zoom platform.  Attending the meeting were: Emilija Petreska-Kamenjarova (AAAVMS), Sasho Bogdanovski (AAAVMS), Viktor Stojanov (AAAVMS), Marina Trajkova (AAAVMS), Snezhana Trpevska (RESIS Institute), Bojan Shashevski (MOF),…

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Recommendations for ethical reporting on children and youth issued

Within the Media Literacy Days 2021, on November 26th, the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) presented the “Recommendations for Professional Reporting for Children and Youth” and held a public session of the Press Complaints Commission. In partnership with the First Children’s Embassy in the World “Megjashi“, throughout consultations with the professional media and…

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Youth Educational Forum and Radio MOF – “In class”

How would the new project “Young People Think” help in introducing the media literacy in the curriculum and in the education of the young people, from first grade to university students? Do teachers in the educational system need additional training? What do young people seek, what skills do they need to improve media literacy and…

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Campain: Check Twice Trust Once

Findings of Survey “Mapping the level of media literacy in the Republic of North Macedonia 2019” Age of respondents: 16+ Survey 2019Survey (data) 2019 [.CSV format]Survey (data) 2019 [.XLSX format]Survey 2016 The safety key is rarely used! Prior knowledge on a certain topic serves as the most common ‘filter’ that readers (51.7%) use to check…

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PUBLICATION ON “DISINFORMATION AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS” TRANSLATED

With the ongoing election campaign for the 2020 Early Parliamentary Elections in mind, the publication on “Disinformation and Election Campaigns” has been translated into Macedonian for the needs of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, as part of the JUFREX project. The publication contains an overview of the current situation regarding disinformation from…

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COMPETITION FOR SELECTING SECONDARY SCHOOL JOURNALISTIC TEAMS TO MARK THE EUROPEAN MEDIA LITERACY WEEK 2020 “Be Media Active”

The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia and the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) hereby invite secondary school students in the country to apply for the #BeMediActive competition and jointly celebrate European Media Literacy Week 2020. Secondary school students should submit proposals for creating journalistic stories that they would produce…

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Publications AJM

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) continuously provides recommendations, manuals, instructions, analyses and research referring to the professional and responsible media reporting. Among all of them, important tools used by the media in the process of expanding the media literacy are the following ones:   Recommendations for responsible online media Recommendations towards increased integrity…

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Analysis of Media Literacy among Youth as part of the Project “A Media Literate Citizen – for Honour with No Stress, Find the Right News” –

The Media Plus – Association from Shtip published an Analysis, based on the surveys conducted in a number of towns in the eastern part of the country, in cooperation with Kanal 77 Radio, as part of the Media Literacy Project that carried out with the support of “Metamorphosis”. Although media literacy is something that is…

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Second competition of small grants

The “Metamorphosis” Foundation and the “Eurothink” Centre for European Strategies are inviting all interested local civil society organizations and media to take part in the informative sessions regarding the Small Grants Programme as part of the “Critical Thinking for Media-wise Citizens –CriThink” Project. The small grants competition is the second of the two cycles within…

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Research: “Media Literacy in Macedonia: An Attempt at Implementing it in Primary Education”

The School of Journalism and Public Relations conducted a research into “Media Literacy in Macedonia: An Attempt at Implementing it in Primary Education,” with the support from the Bureau for Development of Education, with the aim of establishing how this concept is treated in the curricula and study programmes, which forms of acquiring knowledge on…

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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”…

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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…

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Connecting Citizens: Digital Communications in the Civil Society Sector in Macedonia

The analysis “Connecting Citizens: Digital Communications in the Civil Society Sector in Macedonia” addresses the benefits and the need for efficient and effective communication of civil society organizations with their target groups and the general public using modern communication tools and techniques. In addition, it explores the capacities and resources available to CSOs that address…

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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,…

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MAPPING OF GENDER IN ICT SPHERE IN MACEDONIA

This mapping document of gender in IT sphere in Macedonia is developed within Metamorphosis’ project “Promoting, Shaping and Upholding Internet Freedoms”. Main objectives of the project are increasing the understanding of the current situation related to implementation of basic rights and freedoms on the internet in Macedonia, capacity building of NGOs and media, and facilitating…

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Conference on “Media Literacy as a Premise for Active Citizenship“

The regional conference „Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public“, was held on 28 and 29 March in Skopje organized by the Macedonian Institute for Media. The conference was organized within the regional project „South-East European Partnership for Media Development“, implemented by the Center for Independent Journalism from Romania in cooperation with…

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Research into Journalists’ Educational Needs and Media Literacy of the Audience

On 1 December 2016, at the Macedonian Media Institute (MIM) a panel-discussion was held, at which a report was presented on the “Research into Journalists’ Educational Needs and Media Literacy of the Audience”, conducted by the MIM team as part of the regional project titled “Southeast European Partnership for Media Development”. The “Research into Journalists’…

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STRENGTHENING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OR FREE SPEECH EROSION: REGULATION OF ONLINE MEDIA IN MACEDONIA

The document “Strengthening professional standards or free speech erosion: regulation of online media in Macedonia” addresses issues related to online media regulation and the challenges and problems arising from this process. The document analyzes domestic and European legislation in the field, and offers recommendations for improvement in the area, applicable to different stakeholders in Macedonian…

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