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Igor Micevski
MSc in Comparative Politics: Nationalism and Ethnicity 

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Biography

Igor Micevski, MSc, is a PhD candidate in the field of political sociology and communication studies at the University ‘Ss. Cyril and Methodius’ in Skopje. His academic interest is qualitative research of interpretative frames construction and hegemonic narratives in the public sphere. Micevski has a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics with a focus on studying nationalism and ethnicity. He obtained his Master’s degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE. This past decade, he was a lecturer at the School of Journalism and Public Relations and a research officer at the Institute of Communication Studies in Skopje. Micevski also has many years of experience as a journalist at the BBC World Service in London.
Micevski has participated in several academic and applied research projects related to the research of media contents, media and social conflicts, media pluralism, the opinions and preferences of audiences, etc. The following are some of the recent projects in which he has been involved:

  • From September 2014 to December 2016 he was part of the team of the scientific-research project: ‘The Prospect and Development of Public Service Media: Comparative Study of PSB Development in Western Balkans in Light of EU Integration’, which was coordinated by the Social Research Centre ‘Analitika’ from Sarajevo (http://www.analitika.ba), in cooperation with the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. (http://www.unifr.ch/home/welcomeE.php)..
  • From January 2014 to December 2016, he was a research officer for Work Package 3 – Media and Publics, as part of the project funded by the Framework Programme 7 of the European Commission: INFOCORE (Informing Conflict Prevention, Response and Resolution), http://www.infocore.eu/
  • From February 2016 to the end of 2018, he was a research officer and a co-author of a comparative research study: Indicators on the level of media freedoms and journalists’ safety in the Western Balkans, implemented as part of the EU funded project: Regional platform of the Western Balkans for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety.
    http://safejournalists.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Full-WB-Indicators-media-freedoms-2016-Comparative-Analysis-ENG.pdf.pdf
  • From January 2017, he has been a part of the national research team of the Centre for Media Pluralism from Florence, Italy, which is implementing the project ‘Media pluralism risk monitor for EU and wider: implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor (MRM 2017) in 30 countries’, which will also include an estimate of the state of media pluralism in Macedonia. http://cmpf.eui.eu/media-pluralism-monitor/
  • From March to December 2017, he was the chief research officer for the ‘Coalition Margins’ in Skopje, as part of the project for analysis of media representation of the LGBT community in Macedonia. Within the scope of the project, he developed the study titled: ‘Framing the Rainbow: Reporting frame analysis in media coverage of topics related to LGBT’
    https://i2.wp.com/coalition.org.mk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/framing.jpg
  • From November 2017 – February 2018, within the project for enhancing the capacities of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, Micevski worked on ‘Assessment of the communication processes and practices for public informing of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia’.