MAMIL Gathers Macedonian CSOs and the Media Print

Dates:  19 – 21 May 2017

Country: Macedonia, Bitola

MAMIL_Final_Training_4_May_2017Civil society activists gathered with their media partners in order to discuss their communications and social media strategies in the projects raising media literacy in Macedonia. Eight CSOs together with their media partners, within the three years programme Media Literacy in the Age of News Overabundance: Macedonian Coalition of Media and Information Literacy (MAMIL), will implement different projects targeting different audience in a local level.

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) joined the School of Journalism and Public Relations (SJPR) in Bitola on 19 – 21 May 2017 in reviewing and discussing strategies for a successful implementation of the local projects. CSOs activists and journalists from the media organisations, debated whether and to what extend to use the social media networks and what is the most appropriate target audience for their media literacy projects.

Some of the projects presented at the meeting in May include topics such as Macedonian youth fighting propaganda and fake news, students advocating for media literacy within the educational system, as well as promoting LGBT rights in the Macedonian media. Each project will be presented at the website Medium, a part of MAMIL coalition.

MAMIL_Final_Training_1_May_2017The gathering in Bitola was held as part of the three years programme Media Literacy in the Age of News Overabundance: Macedonian Coalition of Media and Information Literacy (MAMIL). The Media Diversity Institute is one of the partners in the project.

One of the objectives of the MAMIL project is to create a coalition of media, CSOs, and citizens for promoting MIL, empower citizens and civil society with MIL skills and knowledge as a precondition for active citizenry and introduce public journalism by creating meaningful and diverse news content as imperative for achieving media pluralism, diversification of sources and human-oriented stories. Before implementing their own MIL initiatives CSO and media representatives are going through the series of training to improve their own knowledge about the subject.