NGO Info-center started as a project in November 2003, and continuation of the ad-hoc NGO Info-center and the Women Organizations’ Press Centre that were operational during the Parliamentary Elections of 2002, within the frames of the NGO campaign “Power to the People”.
In September 2004 it grew and was registered as Foundation with a mission to be creator of positive reputation, trust and influence of the civil sector in society, with developed, continuous and sustainable expertise in the fields of public relations and advocacy. As a place for pro-active communication and cooperation of all relevant social actors, NGO Info-center provides for direct communication and cooperation with the media, as well as expertise and education in the field of public relations.
Since its beginnings, NGO Info-center has established cooperation with over 200 CSOs and more than 40 municipalities, providing help and expertise in the field of communication with the public.
NGO Info-center is leading Macedonian CSO in the field of content media monitoring. In 2005 NGO Info-center launched a continuous media monitoring program “Media Mirror” which is highly respected by media outlets, journalists, domestic and international media and policy making institutions, as well as, diplomats in Macedonia. In the past 9 years, NGO Info-center issued more than 90 reports on the way how media cover the most important political and societal issues, on the quality of information that has been published, on the level how media respect professional standards and on the way how media use manipulation and propaganda techniques. These reports were a solid base for professional and public debate on professionalism in the media, as well as, for closer cooperation with the journalists covering specific issues.
At the same time, NGO Info-center supports public debate on media professionalism, freedom of expression, media self-regulation, importance and role of public broadcaster MRT, transparency and accountability of local and national governments and institutions.