Sead Dzigal was born in Skopje in 1975. He graduated at the Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski” in Skopje, within the Department for Macedonian and South Slavic Languages. In 2003 he enrolled in the postgraduate studies in Communications study group at the Institute for Sociological, Political and Judicial Researches (ISPPI) in Skopje. In October 2010 he defended his master’s thesis “Differences in the news of state-level television services” in the field of electronic media, and obtained the title of Master. In September 2021, he defended successfully his doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Law “Political Online Sphere in the Age of Online Media” and obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Political Science (PhD in political sciences). He published two (2) books: “Quasilistika” (collection of cultural essays, publishing house Magor 2002) and “Cultural records” (collection of cultural essays, publisher Makedonska kniga, 2002). He is also coauthor of the publication “Media literacy workbook” (2011). He has collaborated with several magazines, including: “Nashe pismo” – Skopje (1996-2000), Lettre International, Macedonian edition (1996-1999), “Blesok”, online edition (1997), “Balcanis”, a magazine for the Balkan cultures, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2002), “Cultural Life” (2005-2009), “Art Republic” (2005-2006), and others. He published about 30 original texts and columns in the field of media and communications on the web portal “Okno” (okno.mk). In the period 2003-2007 he was a member of the editorial board of the literary-scientific magazine “Razgledi”. Since May 2009 he has been a member of the editorial board of the magazine for art and culture, “Cultural Life”. He is the co-author of the blog for media and communications “Communications” (www.komunikacii.net), where he has published over 200 authorial posts and texts in the field of communications and media. In 2008 and 2009 he was a member of the organizing committee of the international scientific conference “Glocal” which is held in Skopje. From September 2009 to June 2011 he was hired as an associate lecturer at the New York University in Skopje at the Faculty of Communications and Media, where he taught 4 courses: Media Ethics, Media Writing, Politics and Media and Public Relations Campaigns In the period 2011-2023, he has worked on a number of reform projects within the media sector, especially in the area of media literacy and media education, disinformation, and the work of the public service, MRTV. In 2019 and 2020 he participated in a project for monitoring the work of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services, and is the author of the text of the analysis. Since 2012 he has been working at the “International Balkan University” at the Faculty of Communications, where he teaches several courses in the field of new media and communications (Intercultural Communication, History of Communications and Media, Theory of New Media, Introduction to Social Media, Visual Communication, Ethics of communication and media, etc.).
Professor, International Balkan University Skopje