Archive for 2011

  • Handbook for strategic planning of communications

    on Dec 30, 11 • in Publications


    This handbook for strategic planning of communications is simple and easily understood guide through the process of creating and implementation of the communication process of each local government with the citizens

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  • Media Mirror: Quality of Reporting on EU Dropped Dramatically in 2011

    on Oct 10, 11 • in Media Monitoring

    Unlike previous years, the journalists and the media have neglected their pro-active role and report little on the key policies and reforms necessary for Macedonia’s accession into the European Union. The trend dictated by the Government has been followed by the opposition, but also by the EU representatives themselves. The lack on information European integration is due, to an extenct, to the fact that several media outlets (A1 TV, Vreme, Špic and Koha e re dailies) that were active and staunch supporters of Macedonia’s accession in the EU, folded their operations. We could expect that

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  • EU – Only in Daily Politics Context in Macedonia

    on Jul 11, 11 • in Uncategorized

    The NGO Info-centre, in cooperation with the Macedonian Centre for European Training (MCET), continues its monitoring of quality of media coverage of the European integration processes in Macedonia in 2011. The monitoring programme is financially supported by the Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia (FOSIM). The monitoring includes the coverage in eight daily newspapers (“Utrinski vesnik”; “Dnevnik”; “Vest”; “Vecer”; “Vreme”; “Nova Makedonija”, “Spic” and “Koha”) and the central news programmes aired on seven TV broadcasters (A1 TV; Kanal 7 TV; Sitel TV; Telma TV; MTV 1; Alfa TV; and Alsat TV). This report covers the period

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  • Media Mirror: Journalism is Dead – Long Live the Propaganda

    on Jul 5, 11 • in Uncategorized

    (Македонски) Целосна поделеност на медиумите, селективност на информирање, но и висок степен на непотпишани, и текстови кои се неизбалансирани и содржат само еден извор, се дел од забелешките внесени во мониторингот „Медиумско огледало“ а кој се однесува на следењето на изборниот процес на осум печатени, и исто толку електронски медиуми

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  • Government Officials Delivered a Half of the Load of the Political Campaign

    on May 27, 11 • in Media Monitoring

    The monitoring of the media coverage of Parliamentary Elections 2011 shows that the media dedicated great attention to the early Parliamentary Elections 2011. In comparison with the early Parliamentary Elections 2008, when over the same period of observation - several days before and after the start of the election campaign – the media dedicated an average of 66 articles and reports daily, this year the average has increased to 116 articles and reports daily

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  • Analysis of the Media Coverage – Tobacco Farmers and Tobacco Purchase Case

    on Mar 28, 11 • in Media Monitoring


    The NGO Info-centre, in cooperation with the New Media Centre, implemented a programme for monitoring of media coverage of the Macedonian television broadcasting services, in the period December 25, 2010 – January 7, 2011. The monitoring programme, implemented under the auspices of the “Media Mirror” Programme, was supported by the Foundation Open Society Institute Macedonia (FOSIM). The monitoring programme covered seven TV stations that broadcast nationally and over the satellite: A1 TV, Alsat M TV, Alfa TV, Kanal 5 TV, MTV 1, Sitel TV and Telma TV. The monitoring focused on the way in which Macedonian television broadcasters

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  • Monitoring of Media Coverage of the “A1” and “MPM” Cases

    on Feb 10, 11 • in Media Monitoring


    The general conclusion is that there were serious violations of the principles of objective and truthful informing of the public, the fundamental professional principles of the information media. Instead of purely reporting the cases, the media largely chose premeditated criticism and advocacy, using a wide spectrum of rhetoric devices and manipulation techniques

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  • Debate: Media War Diminishes the Trust of the Audience

    on Feb 7, 11 • in Media Monitoring

    The debate ‘Media War diminishes the trust of the audience’ took place on February 3 in the CEM club, in light of the current developments on the Macedonian media scene, and on the occasion of the announcement of the results from the media monitoring dedicated to reporting on the A1 and MPM cases, conducted by NGO Infocentre and the New Media Centre. According to communicationist and author of the analysis, Sead Dzigal, the general assessment is that respect for the truth and correct informing of the public as primary professional principles of the information media were severely

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  • Media Monitoring: Analysis of the Quality of Reporting on NATO Summit Held in Lisbon

    on Jan 27, 11 • in Media Monitoring


    The general conclusion of this monitoring is that the citizens were provided with sufficient information on the outcome of the Lisbon NATO Summit. At the same time, there was far less analysis what the new reforms in NATO would mean for Macedonia and its ambitions to join the Alliance

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    on Jan 27, 11 • in Media Monitoring


    Report on most commonly used methods of manipulation and propaganda techniques by the journalists and the media in Macedonia in several important events that attracted major media interest in

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