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 “Reclaiming the Digital Information Space”

The Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and IREX have the honor of inviting you to attend the second annual international symposium, “Reclaiming the Digital Information Space,” organized within the USAID Media Literacy project “YouThink.” The event will be held on February 23 (Thursday), 2023 starting at 09:30 am (CEST) in Hotel Aleksandar Palace, Skopje.

ICS organizes the symposium to investigate how media and information literacy can help youth not only to trust media but also learn to use new media tools to influence positive societal changes.

The event will bring together academics, practitioners, social activists, and researchers from the USA, EU, and the Western Balkans, to discuss different approaches to studying key media literacy issues, how media literacy impacts society, as well as the role of media literacy in promoting civic engagement and digital citizenship.



Register at the following link no later than February 20 (Monday):

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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