Femicide in Macedonian Media
The initial research query the analysis aims to answer is how does media coverage of cases of femicide, as the most severe form of gender-based violence, impact the perpetuation of gender stereotypes.
Report from research of citizens’ ability to discern and deal with disinformation
This report includes the findings of the public opinion research that refers to identification of citizens’ ability to discern and deal with disinformation.
Regulating water bodies or illegal business?
When the basic conditions for precise arrangement and maintenance of water bodies are not provided, a climate is created in which the motive for extraction of these mineral resources is of purely lucrative nature and is not carried out for achieving public interest which is protection of water from harmful effects. In this way, instead of regulating surface water bodies, the excavation of material becomes an illegal business for commercial purposes.
Better coordination and implementation of the inspection supervision: What will help?
The work of environmental inspection services is of great importance in the prevention and sanctioning of acts that lead to degradation of natural resources. The effective planning of regular inspection supervisions enables proper deployment of the monitoring and control resources where they are most needed.
Recording the pressures on the water resources: Who pollutes the waters in North Macedonia?
The existence of information system on water permits issued, the degree of water pollution and identification of pollutions sources should be the basis for the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) in pursuing a sustainable water policy. The degree of harmful impact cannot be determined in the absence of full records of users and water polluters, so each administrative measure adopted by the MoEPP is ad hoc. Anyone can discharge harmful and dangerous substances without a permit, can pollute and not be subject to sanctions for illegal actions.
Monitoring the water resources: How to establish the real situation?
The current monitoring of water quality and quantity in Macedonia is inadequate to give a realistic picture of the current state of the water resources. The reasons for this situation are the lack of monitoring programs and cartographic representations in accordance with the requirements of the Law on Waters, insufficient financial and human resources, poor condition of the state measuring stations and the failure to meet the internal monitoring obligations.
Report on the Survey on Sustainable Water Management and Oversight on the Use of Natural Resources
The survey covered two aspects: The perception of the functioning of public institutions in the aforementioned areas, primarily the opinions of citizens on the transparency, inclusiveness and accountability of public institutions. Citizens' views on specific measures in the areas in which the public campaign will be conducted (water resources management and inspection of the management of mineral resources, forests, soils and waters).
Challenges of Water Resource Management: How to Use and Protect Water
The public policy document serves as a tool in the advocacy and lobbying campaign „Clear it up“, which aims to influence the decision making process and calls the target audience to action in the area of water management. The document includes data and insights into the current water management problems that require immediate attention and offer alternative solutions and specific problem solving recommendations. The document is based on research and interviews with experts in the relevant area.
Effective Supervision as a Tool Against the Excessive Use of Natural Resources
This policy paper serves as a tool in the advocacy and lobbying campaign "Clear it up" of the Institute of Communication Studies, which aims to influence the decision making process and calls the target audience to action in the area of natural resources management. The document includes data and insights into the current natural resources management problems that require immediate attention and offer alternative solutions and specific problem solving recommendations. The document is based on research and interviews with experts in the relevant area.
Greater Responsibility or Enhanced Propaganda: Journalism Ethics in the Digital Age (policy paper)
The policy paper focuses on the challenges and issues the journalism is facing in the digital age. The document provides an overview of legislation in this area, a review of cases from practice and recommendations on how the media and journalists can report professionally and ethically.