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.


Research and Analysis

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.

The paper deals with the most important issues related to the public interest in terms of enjoying the fundamental freedoms and rights of the citizens and legal entities in Macedonia. The purpose of the paper is to illustrate the different views on the role of the courts in balancing individual freedoms and rights and the public interest.

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.