PROGRAM FOR STRENGTHENING INDEPENDENT MEDIA IN MACEDONIA PROJECT: MEDIA LEGAL REFORM AND RESPONSIBLE MEDIA

Start date:  November 19, 2012                   
End date:  November 19, 2015
Project budget:  $ 488,268   
Implementer:  Media Development Center (MDC)

Objectives

The goal of the overall Program for SIMM is to increase the legitimacy of the media and strengthen freedom of expression by empowering journalists to reduce their vulnerability to political, economic and legal intimidation. The program has three projects:
  1. Media Fact Checking Service
  2. Investigative Journalism and Cooperation Between Media and Civil Society
  3. Media Legal Reform and Responsible Media
Project 3
The Project for Media Legal Reform and Responsible Media aims to encourage legal reforms leading to a sustainable media environment.  The project will encourage full implementation of adopted laws and regulations related to the media in Macedonia. It addresses the quality of the laws, and provides tools for lobbying and advocating for legal changes in line with the accepted international standards for freedom of expression.

Expected Results/Impact

  • Regular monitoring and a reporting system for the implementation of the legal framework will be established. The legal framework will be amended to respond to international standards. The relevant laws and strategies will be implemented.   
  •  An association of new media, including bloggers, portals and social media, will be established. As new media are becoming key sources of information in society, this component will provide a platform for sustainable development of new media initiatives, focusing on transfer of knowledge and development of business models that will improve the sustainability of new media, involvement of citizens in the creation of the content, and promotion of digital activism.

Contact Information

Contact at USAID:  Sladjana Srbinoska, AOR ssrbinoska@usaid.gov
Chief of Party:  Jasna Andonovska, jasna@mdc.org.mk
Information Officer: Dejan Georgievski, dejan@mdc.org.mk

 

 

Last updated: December 02, 2013

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