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Romanian Government Funds Sputnik-Affiliated Website

Last year, the Ministry for the Romanians from Everywhere allocated €20,000 to fund the website Usd24.ro, a website that republishes all the articles from...

Romania’s Hybrid Media Model

by Manuela Preoteasa And Andrei Schwartz, European Journalism Observatory Back in the 2000s, Romania, like other Central and Eastern European countries, had a complicated media landscape....

Can Crowdfunding Save Romania’s Independent Media?

by Oscar Stanciulescu And Marian Popovici, European Journalism Observatory  In recent years, many Romanian journalists left their outlets due to the changes in the media landscape...

Call for Proposals in the field of data-driven news production [EU countries]

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals in the field of data-driven news production. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to increase reporting...

Whistleblower directive: The EC takes “an important step” but improvement on public reporting yet to be made

On 23 April, the European Commission issued a proposal for a directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law. This is...

The index of clientelism in the media negative for all countries of Southeast Europe, BiH at the bottom

The ending conference of the project MEDIA CIRCLE –The citizens’ response to clientelism in the media in Southeast Europe was held on 22/3/2018 in Sarajevo. None...

Freedom House Report Notes Serbia’s Downward Trend

A new report from the US rights watchdog says lack of media freedom, corruption, and weak institutions remain issues throughout the Balkans – but...

Romanian NGOs threatened by a bill promoted by the ruling coalition

More than 70 non-governmental organizations from all over Romania reunited and addressed an open letter to the PSD leadership, the party with the highest...

Romania Media ‘Must Defend its Independence’, Union Says

MediaSind president Cristi Godinac tells BIRN in an interview that journalists must unite to defeat the ruling party’s plans to clip the wings of...

Romania: let the press reach readers!

Starting from Bucharest newsstands, the closing down of distribution channels of newspapers and magazines represents one of the main threats against press freedom in...

Men bite watchdogs, media clean-up in Romania continues

The media landscape in Romania is becoming as rocky as the Transylvanian mountains, as owners face corruption charges and outlets close. ECPMF’s local member...

Media Pluralism at risk in Europe: CMPF Research Findings

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) has released the 2016 edition of the Media Pluralism Monitor, one of the principal measures...
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Life stories of journalists from Serbia following attacks and pressures. By Marija Arnautović The Price of...

Apply for European Cross-Border Grants

This awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme (running since 2009) will support professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European...

The Debunking Handbook now available in Macedonian and Albanian

Originally published by SkepticalScience.com, The Debunking Handbook has recently been translated by Transitions and SEENPM in Macedonian and Albanian versions.

Call for enrollment: Online Programme on Environmental Communication

International and free Online Programme on Environmental Communication is intended for participants from diverse academic levels and backgrounds. Тhe...