Activists from 14 civic organizations, members of the online community medium Lokal Aktiv, attended a one-day training session to generate new local topics and write analytical reports that will then be published on their community online platform.

Us, the professional journalist associations and civic organizations from the media sector are categorically opposed to recent attempts to return to state advertising in the media. Our position comes from expert assessments that the proposed changes will be extremely harmful to media pluralism, the independence of media and the freedom of journalists and media workers in Macedonia.

At the online debate held as part of Media Literacy Days, civic organizations working at the local level debated about the factors that prevent the inclusion of citizens with various forms of disabilities in the public sphere. The impetus for the debate was found in the latest research conducted by civil organizations from the Eastern and Southeastern regions, in cooperation with the RESIS Institute.

On October 5, the RESIS Institute, together with activists from civil organizations from the East and South-Eastern regions and professional journalists, held the first meeting of the editorial board of the online community media - LokalAktiv.

A meeting with civic organizations from the Vardar region in the Youth Center in Kavadarci, the initiative of the RESIS Institute for the formation of an online community medium - LokalAktiv for the Vardar region, was presented.

On April 25, the RESIS Institute held an online debate on the growing importance of community media in fostering civic engagement in local governance.

On February 4th, activists from a group of civil society organizations from the Eastern and Southeastern regions, at a workshop in Shtip, began their training for the production of media content for the Local Community Media.

The study "Journalists' Views and Perceptions of Judicial Transparency: A Comparative Study in Three Western Balkan Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia" presents the findings from the regional research project conducted among journalists from three Western Balkans countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia. The author of this study is Dr Snežana Trpevska, from the Research Institute on Social Development – RESIS.

The RESIS Institute started the Mapping of communication habits, knowledge, needs and interests of vulnerable groups of citizens in the Eastern and Southeastern regions of RNM. The mapping includes citizens who live with a certain degree of physical disability, intellectual disability or visual and hearing impairment, as vulnerable categories of citizens whose communication rights are most threatened. This is the first Mapping of the communication habits of vulnerable citizens in RNM and will serve as a basis for a thorough research that will assess the needs and communication habits of groups in the local community.


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