North Macedonia

Relevant entities for the developing MIL in North Macedonia:

  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services
  • Council of Media Ethics in North Macedonia (CMEM)

Organisations implementing MIL projects:

  • United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
  • South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM)
  • CFI Canal France International
  • Media Diversity Institute (MDI)
  • Institute for Communication Studies (ICS)
  • IREX
  • Macedonian Institute for Media (MIM)
  • Youth Education Forum (YEF)

Piloting MIL in Formal Education:



The project components are:


1) increase media literacy and critical thinking skills of youth by enabling them to discern high-quality, fact-based information from that which is biased, poorly researched, false, or malign, and empower them to assess the value, authenticity, authority, and intention of the information they encounter by deepening their understanding of the relationships between media, audiences, and information;


2) enable youth to practice these new skills i.e. use information to form, present, and defend positions on issues of concern to them via constructive participation in decision-making processes that affect youth;


3) and enhance the quality, quantity, and relevance of information targeting youth in the media by strengthening training offered to journalists, both through the country’s journalism schools and via honing skills of young practicing journalists, as well as by enabling youth to develop media content that is fact-based and presented in ways to achieve the intended impact.

Piloting MIL in Informal Education:

Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2


✔️  MIL training material for youth organisations: developed

✔️  Strategy for implementing MIL actions for youth organisations: developed

✔️  6 youth organisations from North Macedonia signed the Memorandum of Understanding and joined the Regional Network of Youth Organisations

The youth organisations are: Roma Youth CentreYouth CanCoalition of youth organizations SEGANext GenerationCommunity Development Institute, and Center for Intercultural Dialogue


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Balkan Voices:


✔️ Establishment of TALMIL online educational platform on MIL: completed

✔️ Training of 2 trainers in North Macedonia on MIL: completed

✔️ 1300+ students across Western Balkans trained on MIL through 72 workshops

✔️ 400+ journalism students across Western Balkans trained on disinformation and source verification through 12 masterclasses

✔️ Trainings for teachers’ associations on MIL: planned for November 2021

✔️ Training for North Macedonia Youth Associations Network on MIL/TALMIL in order to help them introduce MIL education in their educational activities agenda: completed


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Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 (RDN):


Traditional and new media monitoring to uncover hate speech and divisive discourse and reacting to instances (exposing and countering them by partners using mechanisms like articles and blog posts, letters and meetings with editors, reports to social media platforms): in progress (


📆 Reporting Diversity Training of Trainers: A group of Network representatives as well as additional number of CSO and media representatives interested and/or experienced in the topic, will be selected in order to attend a training workshop aimed at equipping them to individually provide training and mentoring in the field of representation of diversity: planned for November 2021


📆 Sub-granting overall 30 projects across the region by providing programme and financial support : planned for 2022


📆 National and regional conferences aiming at countering hate speech and diversity advocacy with key stakeholders: planned for 2022


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RESILIENCE: Civil society action to reaffirm media freedom and counter disinformation and hateful propaganda in Western Balkans and Turkey

Sub-granting scheme aimed at capacity-building of grassroots organizations to engage in the promotion of MIL in small towns and rural areas that may be particularly vulnerable to disinformation and propaganda: in progress

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The ongoing projects on MIL:

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