The rapid development of digital technologies, as well as the growing use of artificial intelligence for creating media content, the rapid spread of disinformation, the development of citizen journalism, and the ever-increasing reliance on digital media compared to traditional media, increasingly highlight the need for robust media literacy skills across the population.
Sexist hate speech against young girls is spread through comments on news reports on social media, which are fertile ground for the development of gender-based malicious and disturbing content. Such content is usually created in response to the news reports, so the role of the media and their reporting is significant for their prevention, and especially the regulation of comments on news reports on social media.
A group of 84 students from different countries embarked on a mission to raise awareness and mobilize people for World Cleanup Day. Students prepared campaigns for social marketing, advocacy and communication within the Environmental Communication Programme's 24-hour hackathon.
Waste dump hazards, EU integration, drinking water and food quality, and the spreading of disinformation about these and many other issues—these shared concerns transcend borders.
The Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) published the guide Rocks of Reliability: Journalist’s Tools for Tackling Disinformation which aims to help journalists, editors and media workers tackle more easily the inevitable surge of disinformation, misinformation, malinformation and other manipulative techniques.
ICS organized a meeting with several high school professors from Skopje, and representatives of IREX, Youth Educational Forum, and the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, who provided their feedback on the Macedonian model for promoting active citizenry through media literacy developed by ICS within the Inclusive and Creative Media Education (ICME) project.
ICS’s documentary "The Other Side of Tourism" has been awarded at the International Nature and Environmental Protection Film Festival, one of the largest thematic events related to environmental protection and nature films in Hungary and the region, which was held for the ninth time in Budapest from 19 to 21 May.