Projects

Project for establishment and basic activities of the Institute for Media and Analytics IMA

In June 2022, IMA started implementing an 18-month project (01 June 2022 – 30 November 2023) funded through a grant from European Endowment for Democracy (EED) from Brussels. The grant aims to support the establishment of the Institute for Media and Analytics IMA and the production of quality media content, while engaging in the promotion of media freedom. Project activities aimed at forming a team of external authors and producing high-quality analyses, building and launching IMA websites, profiles and pages on social networks, producing media content and promoting IMA in the public, producing quarterly publications, organizing public events, as well as building partnerships with other media, civil organizations and establishing cooperation with relevant state institutions

Project – TV show for debunking disinformation and false news

In September 2022, IMA signed a small grant agreement with the US Embassy in North Macedonia to implement a 9-month project (September 2022 – May 2023) to produce and broadcast 24 episodes of the weekly TV show “Polygraph” on debunking disinformation and false news, implemented in cooperation with national TV station Alsat. 24 episodes of the project were aired in prime time – every Monday at 19:45, right after the main news, and reruns were aired every Thursday within the morning program of TV Alsat. “Polygraph” ranked among the top three most successful shows on TV Alsat, with an average of about 80,000 viewers per show, which is a proof for the success of the project and shows that the mainstream audiences are interested in debunking disinformation. In addition, about 140 stories on “Polygraph” were republished by about 20 popular portals in Macedonian and Albanian language.

Project – Strengthening progressive and pro-democratic digital media in North Macedonia

In December 2022, IMA signed a cooperation agreement with the project “Strengthening progressive and pro-democratic digital media in North Macedonia (Promoting democracy and opposing nationalist propaganda)”, financed by the Foundation for Democracy and Pluralism from Sweden, and implemented by CIVIL – Center for Freedom. The project provides financial and technical support for a network of Macedonian online media that support the Euro-Atlantic integration of the country, opposing nationalism, anti-Western and anti-democratic propaganda and disinformation, promoting European values, tolerance, solidarity, anti-discrimination and critical thinking. The project involves publishing and exchanging content between members of the network.

Project – “Through Depolarization to Democratic, Stable and Inclusive Institutions: The Contribution of Civil Society”

IMA is part of the partner consortium led by the Institute of Social and Human Sciences (ISSHS), including the Citizens’ Association for Rare Diseases “Life with Challenges” and the Balkan Center for Regional Cooperation, which implements the 10-month project (January-October 2023): “Through Depolarization to Democratic, Stable and Inclusive Institutions: The Contribution of Civil Society”, financed through the Action Grants of the CIVICA Mobilitas program. The goal of the project is critical and informed dialogue, monitoring, analysis and advocacy of policies that will contribute to strengthening the capacities of the executive power for building democratic and inclusive institutions.