The Intersection of Youth and Media in North Macedonia:
Navigating Influence, Engagement, and Challenges

written by CID, North Macedonia

The relationship between youth and media in North Macedonia influences societal perceptions, shapes opinions, and empowers the younger generation. The evolving media platforms, technological advancements, and the diverse interests of young individuals intersect to create a complex environment that offers both opportunities and challenges.

Empowering Youth Through Media Literacy: Navigating the Complex Digital Landscape

written by Ghita Metboue, Morocco

Media can be a powerful tool for empowering young people to become actors of positive transformation in their communities and beyond. Referring to advocacy and community building, media can help young people to connect with others

The Game of Lie

written by TADJEDDINE Hayet, Algeria

In our society where technology took over our personal lives, It’s really another world behind our phone screens, a perfect world, everything is complete. We see thousands of stories and publications every day and we don’t know who’s real, who’s perfect and who’s just hiding behind his phone screen.

Deepfake and the Challenges and Hopes for Media Freedom

written by Mehmet Demir, Germany

Utilizing advanced artificial intelligence techniques, deepfake poses a significant threat to media freedom, truth, and democratic society. It allows the creation of realistic yet manipulated video clips. Through generative neural networks it can mask the faces and voices of well-known figures, creating compelling but false recordings.

Media misinformation and disinformation

written by Marina Medhat, Egypt

Media misinformation and disinformation is a major worldwide problem, as media plays a big role everyday in our lives. Everyone uses media for different purposes. In today’s society, it’s hard to tell what’s true and what’s fake!, and we have seen more and more people fall victim to media – induced confusion, believing all kinds of fake stories which leads to unnecessary drama.

Advantages and disadvantages of media

written by Marina Medhat, Egypt

The media plays a very big role in the modern world that we are living in. Everything became so fast since the innovation of the Internet and mobile phones. But what about the effect of the social media and comparing the modern world that everyone is connected to the world and the past when we didn’t have Internet or mobile phones? Would our lives be better or worse if we didn’t have all these kinds of media technology?

Youth media literacy

written by Paul Smulski, Estonia

Young people across the world today are facing diverse challenges; youth work, in all its forms, can serve as a catalyst for empowerment. Never has the need for media literacy and critical thinking been more apparent.

MediActive Youth Project
website created


As part of the “Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board” project coordinated by CDER, a special website dedicated to media literacy and media activism of young people was created: The overall project objective is to build the capacity of youth organizations, youth workers and young people, and to develop new educational online resources in… Continue reading MediActive Youth Project
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Meanwhile in Poland…

written by Nadia, Poland

Due to the pandemic and the growing media commitment to it, it seems that other social topics are neglected in Poland. The rights of the LGBT population have never been at an enviable level, but the latest news about “LGBT- free zones” leaves us speechless…

The Media and Discrimination of Disabled Persons

written by Hajdana Simović, Montengro

The media are the seventh force, the media create public opinion, the media are creative. They are a body with a charisma, we listen to them, we are soaked in them, they play a perfidious game with our minds, they influence our voice…