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VIDEO FROM PUBLIC SESSION OF THE COUNCIL FOR ETHICS IN THE MEDIA OF MACEDONIA

Within the framework of DMP 2022, on 28.10.2022 a public session of the Complaints Commission at the Media Ethics Council of Macedonia was held, at which all received complaints related to violations of professional and ethical standards in the written (press and news agencies), electronic (TV and radio) and internet were considered the media in…

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VIDEO FROM FREE FILM PROGRAMS FOR OU STUDENTS AND PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

There is a short video that talks about successfully implemented activities and achieved effects. We hope that we will put together a whole exhibition in which, for the first time, we will successfully network medium and film literacy under the motto of “diversity”.

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VIDEO FROM THE PANEL DISCUSSION “MEDIA LITERACY AND STUDENTS”

As part of Media Literacy Days 2022, “Blaze Koneski” Faculty of Philology – Skopje, Institute of Communication Studies and Media Literacy Project YouThink held the panel discussion “MEDIA LITERACY AND STUDENTS”, which is also part of USAID’s “Youth Think” media literacy program. The discussion covered numerous aspects of media literacy, its involvement in educational processes…

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Film Literacy, Although Important For Children’s Development, Remains Marginalized In The Educational System

Skopje, 13 November 2022 (MIA) – The film has a great impact on the development of creative, critical and cultural knowledge, skills and future competencies among children, and according to experts, it is an equally effective tool for strengthening the motivation to learn. However, this cultural art is trying to find its place within the…

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“IMMEDIATE ACCESSIBILITY” WORKSHOP HELD ON THE MEDIA NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

AAAVMS organized a workshop on the media needs of persons with disabilities, as part of the 2022 Media Literacy Days, titled “IMMEDIATE ACCESSIBILITY”. The workshop sought answers to the following questions: – How do people with disabilities perceive the way they are portrayed in the media? – What are their actual communication needs? – What…

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A SHORT SUMMARY OF THE ” LOUD AND CLEAR” ONLINE DISCUSSION ON “HOW MEDIA COVER YOUTH WITH ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT”

How are persons with atypical development, i.e. young people with different conditions and disabilities, portrayed in the public and the media? How to improve their visibility in public life, and not marginalize them? Watch a summarized video of the Loud and Clear online discussion on “How Media Cover Youth with Atypical Development.” The discussion was…

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UKLO RADIO DEDICATES SPECIAL SHOW TO MLD

Wishing to contribute to the 2022 Media Literacy Days event, the UKLO FM-Bitola University Radio, of “Sv. Kliment Ohridski” University in Bitola, which is part of the Media Literacy Network, aired its latest, 37th, edition of the children’s radio show, “Hear Us Out!”, he worked under the motto “Think critically, Gather the Whole Story”. The…

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HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS MOST OFTEN RECOGNIZE DISINFORMATION IN AREAS OF HEALTHCARE AND POLITICS

High-school students most often recognize disinformation in the areas of healthcare and politics. Disinformation is usually perceived in breaking and bombastic headlines on the social networks, said the students of the Gostivar High School of Medicine, at the workshop on the “Techniques of Journalistic Writing and Detection of Disinformation”. The workshop was organized by the…

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ACTIVITY SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED – FREE SCREENING OF THEMATIC FILMS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

MOVIES influence children and young people in a cultural, creative and critical way! A total of 2,139 students from 20 schools around Skopje joined in the activity that was successfully carried out – the free screening of thematic films for children from the elementary schools (6th to 9th graders). There were eight movie screenings in…

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MAX VAN DER STOEL INSTITUTE PODCAST: THE FUTURE GENERATION IN THE AGE OF DISINFORMATION

The Media Literacy and Disinformation Research Cluster (MeDisInfo) of the Max van der Stoel Institute, University of Southeast Europe (USEE), will be broadcasting a Podcast titled “The Future Generation in the Age of Disinformation” on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 10 a.m. The guest speakers in this podcast are the USEE students Valon Dauti from…

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MINUTES OF THE MEDIA LITERACY NETWORK MEETING, HELD AS PART OF THE 2022 MEDIA LITERACY DAYS

This past Monday (31 October 2022, at 13:00 hrs), the Media Literacy Network held a meeting at the premises of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services. The meeting was attended by Emilija Petreska-Kamenjarova (AVMU), Sasho Bogdanovski (AVMU), Viktor Stojanov (AVMU), Marina Trajkova (AVMU), Ivana Stojanovska (AVMU), Marina Tuneva (media expert), Bojan Shashevski (MOF),…

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FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION ON MEDIA LITERACY HELD AT THE “BLAZHE KONESKI” FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, SKOPJE

The panel discussion on “Media Literacy and the Students” is the first public event that the “Blazhe Koneski Faculty of Philology, ICS and IREX have organized within the project on “Introducing Media Literacy to the Future Philologists,” with the support of the “YouThink” programme of the American Agency for International Development (USAID). Vice Dean for…

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ICS, “USE FACTS” PROJECT

We will be learning how to recognize disinformation, where to report it, and also how to create media content, at the media laboratory that the Institute of Communication Studies is organizing on 26 October (Wednesday), starting from 13:00 hrs, at the SOMU “Gostivar”, in Gostivar. The workshop is part of the “Use Facts” project of…

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PANEL DISCUSSION: “DIVERSITIES AND DISINFORMATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”

The “Metamorphosis” Foundation for Internet and Society is inviting you to a panel discussion titled “Diversities and Disinformation in the Western Balkans”, which will be held on October 31, 2022 in Skopje, starting at 14:00 hrs, on the Zoom video communication platform. The discussion is open to the public and to representatives of the media.…

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PRESENTATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY TITLED “MORAL PANIC AND PORTRAYAL OF THE LGBTI COMMUNITY IN THE MEDIA”

An online presentation of the results of the study titled “Moral Panic and Portrayal of the LGBTI Community in the Media” will be held on 1 November 2022 in the period from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., on the Zoom platform, organized by the “Margini” Coalition. You can join the event via the following link:…

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Workshop Held on the Media Needs of People with Disabilities

Skopje, 28 October 2022 – Today, as part of the 2022 Media Literacy Days, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services held a workshop titled “Accessibility without Undue Delay – Media Needs of People with Disabilities”. The workshop was aimed at helping broadcasters and providers of on-demand audiovisual media services to manage more easily their…

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RADIO MOF’S OPEN DAY

RADIO MOF’S OPEN DAY “What It’s Like to Be the Voice of Diversity” is the theme of the Open Day at MOF Radio, which will take place on Friday, 28 October 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., as part of the #MediaLiteracyDays All interested young people can come, enter and look around the offices…

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VIDEO DISCUSSION “LOUD AND CLEAR”: HOW MEDIA REPORT ON YOUTH ON THE MARGINS

On 27 October (Thursday) at 12:00 hrs, MOF Radio shall join in the #MediaLiteracyDays  with its “Loud and Clear” online video-discussion on the topic of “How Media Reports on Youth on the Margins”. The focus will be placed on persons with atypical development, i.e. young people with different conditions and disabilities. The discussion will raise…

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MOVIES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN – 2022 MEDIA LITERACY DAYS MOVIE PROGRAMME

The 2022 Media Literacy Days, dedicated to diversity and media literacy, under the motto “Think Critically, Gather the Whole Story,” also offer, as part of their programme, free access for the schools to movie screenings of thematic films intended for 6th-to-9th graders. The three thematic movies films will be shown in three movie theaters between…

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PANEL-DISCUSSION: “USING MEDIA LITERACY TO EDUCATE YOUNG GENERATIONS WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND STEREOTYPES”

The panel discussion titled “Using Media Literacy to Educate Young Generations without Prejudices and Stereotypes” will be held on 26 October (Wednesday), at the “Holiday Inn” hotel in Skopje, starting at 11:00 hrs. The panelists include teachers, professors, representatives of civil society organizations and journalists, who will discuss media literacy as one of the mechanisms…

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INCLUSIVE MOVIE THEATRES – FILM PROGRAMME AS PART OF THE 2022 MEDIA LITERACY DAYS

The 2022 Media Literacy Days, dedicated to diversity and media literacy, under the motto “Think Critically, Gather the Whole Story,” also offer free tickets, , as part of their programme, for movies from the regular repertoire, intended for people with disabilities in its program. This activity is carried out by the Film Literacy Working Group…

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2022 Media Literacy Days Opened

Skopje, 25 October 2022 – This year’s Media Literacy Days shall be held starting today until 1 November 2022, under the motto “Think Critically, Gather the Whole Story,”. The event is being organized by the Media Literacy Network. In this way, our country is joining in the UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week, for the…

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INVITATION TO A PRESS-CONFERENCE

Skopje, 21 October 2022 – The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services shall hold a press conference on 25 October 2022 (Tuesday), starting at 11:00 hrs, at which Agency Director Zoran Trajchevski will open the 2022 Media Literacy Days. In the period from 25 October until 1 November 2022, the Agency for AAVMS and…

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2022 MEDIA LITERACY DAYS AGENDA

The 2022 Media Literacy Days, fourth in a row, will be held in the week of 25 October – 1 November, under the motto “Think critically, Gather the Whole Story”. A larger number of the Network’s members and their supporters joined in the event’s organization this year: the Macedonian Institute for Media, IREX, the USAID…

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A HANDBOOK: GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING CORRUPTION AND PROMOTING ETHICS IN THE MEDIA

In June 2022, the Council for Ethics in the Media published GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTING CORRUPITON AND PROMOTING ETHICS IN THE MEDIA. The purpose of this Handbook, which is primarily intended for media workers and journalists, is to raise awareness about the risks of corruption in the media (both print and electronic ones), as well as…

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KAIROS Volume 1 | No 1 | June 2022

Kairos – Journal of Media and Communications Review is launched in 2022 by the Institute of Communication Studies from Skopje, Macedonia. Kairos is an open-access journal and a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between teachers, academics, researchers, students, and other professionals in the field of media and communications. The journal is intended…

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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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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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MAMIL Placed Among the 10 Best Projects on Media Literacy in Europe

The European Commission selected the MAMIL project of the School of Journalism and Public Relations as one of the 10 best projects on media literacy in Europe in 2019. On 19 March 2019, in Brussels, representatives of the School will present their activities that promoted media literacy, and will try to win one of the…

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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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