The Trainer's Guide for Encouraging Creativity Through Critical Media Literacy is designed to help trainers and educators encourage students to "think outside the box" when they consume various media content. The Guide combines theory with practice and can be applied in different educational settings, all to enrich the knowledge and skills of students to be responsible and critical media consumers and producers.
The dominance of daily political events, the limited resources in the newsrooms, the lack of specialized journalists, the absence of sources and the perception that topics related to gender-based violence are not of primary importance contribute to the under-reporting of gender-based violence.
The analysis states that, by providing space for spreading gendered disinformation, the media contribute to dehumanization and demonization, as well as direct verbal attacks and threats to supporters of gender equality and the LGBTI+ community, most of whom are women.
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.
The guide Rocks of Reliability: Journalist’s Tools for Tackling Disinformation is intended primarily for journalists and media workers who are faced with a surge of disinformation, misinformation or malinformation, or various other manipulative techniques.
The research "Vulnerability to disinformation of diverse groups of citizens in North Macedonia" aims to determine the individual factors, motives, and barriers for recognizing and dealing with disinformation of vulnerable groups of citizens.
The study "Role of Institutional Transparency in Tackling Disinformation and Speculation in North Macedonia" aims to identify how transparency can help counter the spread of disinformation that undermines trust in state institutions.
ICS conducted research on the dominant hate speech narratives in Macedonia and the most frequent perpetrators (and victims) of such speech in the country. Read the document in which we outline the most obvious such cases in the past few years.
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.