Conference agenda

13:00 - 13:20

Opening of the conference

  • H.E. Stevo Pendarovski, President of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • H.E. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission
  • H.E. Ambassador David Geer, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Ms. Biljana Petkovska, Director of the Macedonian Institute for Media
13:30 - 14:50

Resilience to Disinformation: Common challenge for institutions, media and citizens

Jasna Jelisic, Head of the Western Balkans Task Force in the Strategic Communication Division of the European External Action Service

  • Rosana Aleksoska, Citizens Association “MOST”, North Macedonia: Presentation of preliminary findings from the ongoing study “Disinformation and information distortion in North Macedonia”
  • Marjan Zabrcanec, National Coordinator for Strategic Communications and Implementation of the Communication Strategy of the Government of Republic of North Macedonia
  • Deirdre Kevin, Expert of EU-CoE Horizontal Facility II: Freedom of expression and freedom of media in North Macedonia (JUFREX)
  • Klodiana Kapo, Director of the Fact Checking Service “Faktoje”, Albania
  • Evita Purina, Editor of “Re: Check”, Fact-Checking and Social Media Research Lab of Re:Baltica, Latvia
Discussion (20 min.)

Break (10 min.)

15:00 - 16:00
Panel 2

Reporting 2.0: Have social networks and disinformation redefined the reporting?

Vasko Popetrevski, Editor of “360 Degrees”

  • Mladen Cadikovski, President of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia, North Macedonia
  • Dragana Zarkovic Obradovic, Country Director BIRN Serbia
  • Agron Bajrami, Chief Editor, Koha Ditore, Kosovo
  • Tijana Cvjetićanin, Editor of “Raskrinkavanje”, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brankica Petkovic, Researcher and Media Expert, Peace Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Discussion (20 min.)

Break (10 min.)

16:10 – 17:10

Digital Citizens: Navigating online in resilient manner

Daniel Evrosimoski, Journalist, Radio MOF

  • Andrijana Papic Mancheva, Communications Coordinator, CSO Hera, North Macedonia
  • Nevena Martinovic, Coordinator for Freedom of Expression and Online Media, SHARE Foundation, Serbia
  • Anida Sokol, Researcher, Medicentar Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Milan Jovanovic, Researcher, Digital Forensic Centre, Montenegro
  • Borislav Vukojevic, MIL Expert and Project Officer for “Building Trust in Media in SEE”, UNESCO Sarajevo Office
Discussion (20 min.)
17:10 - 17:30
Conclusions and recommendations from the conference

Representative of MIM

Conference rapporteur:
  • Emilija Petreska Kamenjarova, Programme Affairs Department, Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services and representative of the Macedonian Media Literacy Network.