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.
Strengthening Professional Standards or Erosion of Free Speech: Regulating Online Media in Macedonia (policy paper)
The policy paper addresses the issue of regulating online media and the challenges and problems arising from this process.
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 purpose of the policy paper was to determine whether the information on the public individuals published in the media satisfies the so-called "public interest test", that is, whether the media properly balance the rights of those individuals to privacy with the "right to know" of the public.
Privacy, Information and the Public Interest: The Right of Privacy vs the Right of the Public “to Know” (policy paper)
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 Media in Macedonia: Protectors of the Public or Hostages of the Political Interests (policy paper)
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.
Deconstructing the Concept of Public Interest in the Republic of Macedonia: (Ab)use in the Name of the Citizens (policy paper)
The policy paper provides a comprehensive overview of what is considered a public interest, and how this notion is used in different legal and ethical contexts.