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How do media and journalists use social media in their professional life? How do they address or respond to hate speech and disinformation in comments below their articles posted on social media? How safe is social media for journalists? These are some of the questions driving the research conducted by the Council of Media Ethics in North Macedonia (CMEM), supported by the UNESCO EU-funded project “Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey – Phase 2,” which aims, among others, to ensure the functioning and sustainability of press and media councils in the region.

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UNESCO together with its the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia (CMEM) organized a competition among FYROM journalists aimed to support professionalism and reward the best journalistic stories promoting human rights, in particular the rights of socially vulnerable and marginalised people.