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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Public Interest

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.

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.

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 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.