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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...

Global media back call for UN to adopt convention on safety of journalists

Geneva, 19 March 2019 - Representatives from governments in every continent today joined the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), journalists unions, editors groups, public broadcasters and media organisations...

Doing their masters’ bidding: Media smear campaigns in central and eastern Europe

Unpatriotic behaviour. Sedition. Being in the pay of shadowy external forces. Faking a neo-Nazi event. These are just a few of the charges that...

Slovakia: Concern about political meddling in year-old Kuciak murder investigation

Despite undeniable progress in the investigation into the double murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kušnírová a year ago, there...

Background Documents and Position Papers on Media and Information Literacy Policies and Strategies in SEE and Turkey

This package features documents that depict the current policy infrastructure relating to media and information literacy in formal, non-formal and informal education in Albania,...

Croatia, a thousand lawsuits against journalists

There are over a thousand ongoing trials against journalists or Croatian media, and the list is not complete. The complaint of the Association of...

Acquiring of media literacy should start at an early age

In the digital era, media and information literacy is a trademark skill in development of future responsible, thinking citizens, and should be acquired as...

Serbia – Balkans’ Black Champion of Journalists’ Safety: Reports on Western Balkan Countries

Serbia is maintaining its infamous rank in the region as the country in which journalists’ safety is the most endangered, the data from comparative...

Polarisation and Clientelism Limit Media Freedom in Central and South East Europe

Challenged media pluralism, amid polarization and clientelism in Central and South East Europe, was the focus of a public debate in Budapest featuring prominent...
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Investigative Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

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Emergency Content Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

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Entries Open for Free Press Awards 2020

The Free Press Awards recognise journalists and media professionals who have a strong commitment with press freedom and independent information. The awards honour journalists and...