About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.



The prevailing opinion among the Macedonian population is that political parties and the media are the main disinformation propagators. The majority of people believe they can recognize disinformation, but admit that, on occasion, they have shared false information themselves. Their main source of information is television, Facebook and websites, but they have very little trust in the media.