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.


Femicide in Macedonian Media

The main focus of this analysis is media coverage of femicides, as the most severe form of gender-based violence. The research was conducted using a qualitative analysis of news reports on cases of femicide, published in the period from September 2022 to January 2023. The initial research query the analysis aims to answer is how does media coverage of cases of femicide, as the most severe form of gender-based violence, impact the perpetuation of gender stereotypes.

In order to make an in-depth analysis of the impact of media reporting on femicide cases over the perpetuation of gender stereotypes in society, the Institute of Communication Studies made this analysis titled “Femicide in Macedonian Media”, as part of the “Fact-Based Journalism for Raising Awareness and Countering Disinformation in the Media Space in North Macedonia”, project, which is implemented with the support of the British Embassy in Skopje.