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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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Research and Analysis

The School for Journalism and Public Relations carried out the research "Media literacy in Macedonia: the missing link for active citizenship". In addition to explaining the concept of "media literacy" and how it is defined in international regulation, the Report analyzed the situation in this area through a local perspective, namely how media literacy is understood and practiced in the secondary education, the civil sector and the media in Macedonia. The research was conducted with support of the European Union.

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the balance between the right to privacy and the right of the public to be informed. The document looks at European and Macedonian privacy legislation, examples from practice of the media reporting in Macedonia in this regard, and provides recommendations for improving privacy and information policies.

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.