MEDIA REFORMS OBSERVATORY (MRO)
The Media Reforms Observatory project aims at contributing to the achievement of the reform priorities, as a condition for the RM to join the EU, through identifying and removing the obstacles for democratic development of the media sector. Additionally, the project will pay attention to the following short-term objectives:
- Strengthening the public awareness regarding the reform priorities and challenges in the area of media;
- Creating opportunities for informative public debate between the decision-makers, nongovernmental organizations and media;
- Creating coalition of civil society organizations and media for overseeing and advocating the implementation of the reform priorities in the area of media.
The project will inform the citizens about the reform priorities implementation process in a comprehensible manner, adjusted to a non-expert audience, to make the citizens come to the realization why the reform priorities are so important and how implementation thereof will contribute to enhancing their life. At the same time, the project will provide the citizens and civil society organizations with opportunities for contributing to the public debate, through creating mechanisms and channels for their connection with the media and decision-makers.
The Media Reforms Observatory project is implemented by Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society, in partnership with Agora – Center for Civil Values Promotion and Investigative Journalism Platform (PINA). To increase project’s visibility and transparency, as well as to have widespread communication with the public, media support has been provided by Meta News Agency, Portalb.mk and Truthmeter.