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Dodik’s Proposed Laws: Whoever Says a Word Goes to Jail

The proposed legal provisions would further threaten freedom of expression in Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Milorad Dodik,...

UN: IFJ leads call for action to fight impunity

The campaign for a new binding international instrument dedicated to the safety of journalists has been formally launched at the 51st session...

Five recommendations for supporting journalists’ well-being

The Middlesex University from London published a set of Recommendation for supporting journalists’ well-being. The publication consists of five recommendations and includes...

Pride March: From Hate Speech to Abuse of Position

By Marija Arnautović | Media.ba The third BiH Pride March ended without a single incident on the streets, but...

Civil Code Debate has Caused Spike in Hate Towards LGBT+ Community

by Antigonë Isufi | Prishtina Insight Discussions on the draft civil code that would allow same-sex civil unions have seen...

Maja Sever: We Must Convince the Public of the Importance of Journalism

“We’re sending a message to each media outlet: the fight goes on”, Sever says. We have to...

EU: new transparency rules for online platforms

With the Digital Services Act, the European Union aims to establish new standards on the obligations and responsibilities of social networks and...

Media freedom in Croatia: the problem is not the laws, but their application

951 trials against journalists, claims for damages for 10.3 million Euros. Numbers that show how the media world in Croatia is under...

Bulgaria: the media, law, and freedom of information

In Bulgaria, media freedom has traditionally been restricted by grey areas, and journalists often come under severe pressure. This interview with Nelly...

UNESCO: The business model of the news media is broken; our fundamental right to information at risk

A New UNESCO report examining global trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development from 2016-2021 highlights the existential threat social media...

Council of Europe report shows alarming increase in attacks on press freedom

The spotlight was turned on increasing attacks on media freedom across Europe as the Council of Europe Platform to Promote the Protection...

Hungarian journalists fear Orbán will use election win to tighten grip on independent media

By Attila Mong/CPJ Europe Representative As Hungary’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orbán celebrated his landslide election win on Sunday with jubilant jibes...
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Progress is possible when someone points out your mistakes

Whether they communicate directly with the media or complain about problematic content via existing self-regulatory mechanisms, the role of citizens and the...

Balkan Watchers – Media Program for Documentary Films and Podcasts

Balkan Documentary Center is happy to present a new training and funding opportunity. The new initiative Balkan Watchers – Media Program for Documentary Films and Podcasts, aims...