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.

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Media

The School for Journalism and Public Relations, with the support of the Bureau for Development of Education, carried out the research "Media Literacy in Macedonia: Efforts for Implementation in the Elementary Education", in order to determine how this concept is treated in the curricula and programs, what forms of acquiring media literacy are used (didactic materials, teaching means, spatial conditions, etc.) and what is the education of media literacy teachers.

MODEM focused on monitoring media content and preparing analysis that aimed to prove whether there is corroded media reporting that endangers the political pluralism in the pre-election and election process in the country. The analysis and data obtained served to benefit the citizens, the civil sector, the media organizations, decision makers and the international community in creating substantiated attitudes and arguments for policy initiation.

The paper analyzes the role of the media in protecting the public interest in Macedonia, and how the Macedonian media treat the public interest in reporting. The document analyzes media legislation of Macedonia and offers recommendations for strengthening the role of the media in protecting the public interest in Macedonia.

This publication includes the most important documents deriving from the project "Measuring the economic contribution of the audiovisual industries in Macedonia". The guidelines for development of the audiovisual industry include the ideas and measures proposed by the representatives of this sector in a number of discussions and meetings, together with an Operational Plan for their implementation.