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.



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.

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.