Name: Petrit Saracini
Organisation: Macedonian Institute for Media
Role: Media and communication development, education, research
Country: Macedonia (Republic of)
The Macedonian Institute for Media is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in media and public communication through policy initiatives, research, training, publication and production. Since its establishment in 2001, MIM has organized over 100 trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences, hosting more than 1.000 domestic and foreign media professionals, and has sent many Macedonian journalists on similar trainings and conferences outside of the country. In May 2008 MIM founded the School for Journalism and Public Relations, high education institution accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science, which offers study programs at bachelors’ level in journalism and PR. So far, the Institute has published 12 books, handbooks and manuals regarding the sphere of media and public relations, as well as dozens of researches regarding the media sphere. The Institute has a pool of highly qualified experts, researchers and trainers, which can offer expertise in journalism training at any level or topic, PR training and media consultancy for NGOs, state institutions and organizations, expertise in media legislation and professional ethics issues, as well as production services for all types of media products. The Institute enjoys very good reputation in the media community in the country and regionally. MIM is a distinguished member of SEEMO (South-East European Media Organization) and one of the founders SEENPM (South-East European Network for Professionalization of Media).