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Balkan Region Trapped in Perception that Journalists Can Be Beaten: EC country reports

Frequent attacks against journalists, lack of mechanisms for prosecuting those responsible, as well as political and economic pressures, present joint problems shared by countries...

Report: Establishment of KESMA Exacerbates the Overall Risk to Media Pluralism in Hungary

Central European Press and Media Foundation (KESMA) was established in Hungary, and almost immediately, most of the media owners that were considered by public...

Western Balkans, media freedom is deteriorating

Press freedom in the Western Balkans remains under attack: threats by organised crime are often accompanied by those by the institutions. A conference in...

Serbian Journalism in Free Fall

All eyes are currently resting on Hungary and other media freedom bashers across Europe - but it is actually in Serbia where independent journalism...

Serbia: Media Regulator’s Wrongdoings Exposed

Serbian Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) exerts influence on the media by espousing some and thus creates inequality in the media market, largely...

The Western Balkans’ Sketchy Media Literacy Landscapes

Major research by SEENPM member organisations finds that countries of the region lack comprehensive policies and institutional framework for developing MIL in a systematic...

Hungary and Croatia Try to Silence Slovenian Media

Government connections in two of Slovenia's neighbours try to influence media reports in the country, but Slovenia reacts strongly, showing a more progressive approach...

CPJ troubled by prosecution of Julian Assange

New York, April 11, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today said it was deeply concerned by the U.S. prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange....

Belgrade court sentences journalist’s killers 20 years after murder

A Belgrade court on Friday sentenced four former secret police officers to prison for the 1999 murder of journalist and newspaper publisher Slavko Curuvija...

Serbia: IFJ/EFJ condemn targeted campaign against N1 television

N1, a cable, regional news channel operating in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, is facing a targeted campaign of pressures and threats by state officials. The...

Serbian tax authority targets independent local outlets, but not those linked with government

Tax inspections are being used to put pressure on independent local media outlets, an investigation by the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS)...

Media Under Pressure Across Balkans, State Department Warns

The State Department's annual human rights report says political and oligarchical pressures, as well as lawsuits, remain a constant threat to media freedom in...
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Civitates: Request for proposals: Supporting independent public interest journalism (Deadline extended to 30 June 2020!)

In this time of unprecedented challenge caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, Civitates has extended the deadline for applications for its Request...

What Slovakia Showed Us

After Ján and Martina’s murders, at long last, Slovaks had had enough. By Ilya Lozovsky / OCCRP

Journalist Fellowship Summer School at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The five-day Summer School, aimed at practising journalists worldwide, is designed to help you better understand the challenges you face in an ever-changing media landscape, and...

The State of Moldovan Press Characterized as “Severe” for the Fourth Consecutive Year

The media in the Republic of Moldova is still in a severe state, as revealed by the 2019 Moldovan Press Status Index (MPSI), published...