Media Sector Hotspots in North Macedonia: Decisive Reforms Long Overdue
In cooperation with the Aspen Institute Germany, RESIS published a new analysis detecting the still existing structural obstacles to the development of media freedom in North Macedonia. The main finding of this study is that the market is fragmented, most media outlets are financially weak and unsustainable, the working status of journalists is still insecure and unstable, the public broadcaster does not have financial stability, autonomy and independence, and the access of local communities and vulnerable groups to the public sphere is imperiled. In addition, since social networks are the main source of information for most of the population, especially younger groups, people are greatly exposed to disinformation and hate speech.
The study was published in December 2021. READ MORE