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.


ICS and media literacy

We understand the significance of media literacy in the digital age. Media literate individuals are able to follow the public life and participate in it using all media platforms in intelligent and critical manner. Those who do not have these skills are isolated and vulnerable.

Therefore, we use a number of tools to enhance media literacy and reduce the digital divide, including in the process a wide range of social stakeholders. To this end, we cooperate with high-school students, the schools, educational and other public institutions, but also with civil society organizations, the academic community and media professionals.

Stop Disinformation

Stop Disinformation is an educational and informative online platform for digital literacy and news literacy, aiming to highlight the importance of ethical behavior of citizens and journalists in the digital space. The website is rich with resources for helping civil society, social media users and media professionals to deal more effectively with fake news and with unethical media reporting. We administer the platform in the framework of the European project ``News and Digital Literacy – Where Fake News Fails``, implemented by the Macedonian Institute of Media in partnership with ICS, the Independent Union of Journalists and Media Workers and the Media Diversity Institute from London.


Medium is an online platform for encouraging media literacy, aimed primarily at high-school students and youth. The website provides information about the many media labs organized in the high-schools, info about media days, high-school competitions in media expression, summer camps on media literacy, the Media Literacy Coalition, as well as info about the cooperation done with the media in this area. In addition, we also publish the only high-school newspaper in Macedonia – “Medium”, which has been published since 2011.