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Balkans: the tired Media Days

Three years after its first edition, the impression that emerges from the Media Days – an event promoted by the EU Commission in the...

IDUAI: 30 countries closed media and blocked internet access so far in 2019

On the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), 28 September, the IFJ has condemned the fact that more than 30 countries have...

Bosnia’s Professional Liars

The fake news phenomenon hasn’t spared the Balkans. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, it fuels a lucrative industry. Many people have a somewhat morbid habit to...

Women journalists and online harassment: the resistance in Bosnia

A daily occurrence in Balkan newsrooms and a risk factor for press freedom according to international bodies, online harassment against women in the media...

Bulgaria: let the press report freely, say IFJ/EFJ ahead of Prosecutor’s election

Bulgaria will appoint a new Prosecutor General this autumn and a series of statements made by public officials against the press have raised journalists' concerns about the process.  The...

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...
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The prevalence of hate in public discourse, coupled with impunity for most hate crimes, undermines public trust in general, trust in the media in...

Journalists as Targets of Hate

SEENPM and Mediacentar Sarajevo invite you to Journalists as Targets of Hate, an online event to explore the impact of hate campaigns on journalists'...

Online Workshop: Infodemic Lessons in Action

Transitions and SEENPM invite you to an online workshop "Infodemic lessons: how to shield yourself and your community from the infodemic with...

Projects Focus on Safeguarding Media Freedom and Pluralism in the Western Balkans

SEENPM member organisations sought project proposals aimed at strengthening capacities of civil society organisations (CSOs) to help safeguard media freedom and pluralism in the Western Balkans.