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.


International Symposium “Media Literacy in the Age of AI: Redefining the Possible”

The Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and IREX have the honor of inviting you to attend the third annual international symposium, “Media Literacy in the Age of AI: Redefining the Possible,” organized within the USAID Media Literacy project “YouThink.” The event will be held on February 29 (Thursday), 2024 starting at 09:30 am (CEST) in Hotel Limak, Skopje.

The symposium is centered on the crucial convergence of media and information literacy with the fast-evolving domain of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It aims to examine how improved media literacy, particularly within the framework of AI technologies, can enable the youth to not only develop trust and critical assessment skills towards media content but also to effectively employ AI-powered media tools for driving positive changes in society.

The symposium is set to host a series of talks and discussions, focusing on establishing a solid understanding of AI, its current state-of-the-art developments, its implications in the media landscape, and the critical need for educational systems to adapt and stay abreast with the rapid pace of AI advancements.

Register at the following link no later than February 23 (Friday):

In case you cannot attend the event live, you can register for online participation on the following Zoom link.

The symposium is held as part of the USAID’s project on media literacy YouThink, implemented by IREX together with the Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM), the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), and the Youth Educational Forum (YEF). YouThink activities are made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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