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.


Gender equality in a time of gendered disinformation

The media have enabled anti-gender narratives to become widespread in the media space, thus contributing to the introduction and dissemination of gendered disinformation during the reporting on the events related to the Draft Law on Gender Equality and the amendments to the Law on Civil Registry.

This is shown by the analysis “Gender equality in a time of gendered disinformation”, prepared by the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS), covering the period from May to July of this year. The analysis included news reports on the events related to the Pride Parade (Skopje Pride 2023) and the protest organized by the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) and other conservative and religious organizations, which took place in June. More than 1,000 online reports and 7,000 comments to the news reports posted on Facebook were analysed.