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Macedonia: Political developments put media reform on the backburner

Recent political developments have affected the implementation of the reforms in the area of freedom of expression in Macedonia. The focus of government institutions...

The Albanian Journalists Union Condemns Defamation Lawsuits by Appeal Court’s Judge

The Union of Albanian Journalists condemned on 13 June two defamation lawsuits launched by Gjin Gjoni – a member of the High Council of Justice,...

Serb journalist jailed for 27 months in case brought by party officials

Reporters Without Borders condemns the prison sentence of two years and three months handed down by a Serbian court on the freelance journalist Stefan...

Defamation and Insult Laws in the OSCE Region: A Comparative Study

This study examines the existence of criminal defamation and insult laws in the territory of the 57 participating States of the Organization for Security...

Hungarian civil defamation laws threaten political journalism

Court practice in cases involving third-party information seen as obstacle to political reporting. Hungarian courts' doctrine of objective liability for media outlets quoting third parties...

Turkey: Bianet Media Monitoring Report: July – September 2016

107 Journalists in Prison, 2,500 Others Left Unemployed Due To Closures Of 107 arrested journalists, 71 are from Gülen Community, 29 others from Kurdish Media....

Freedom of expression and defamation (2016)

The Council of Europe has published a new study of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the special relation...

Manual on European defamation law

The Media Legal Defence Initiative and the International Press Institute have published a powerful new tool for defending the European media’s right to report...

EU Progress Report on Albania 2015

The EU Progress Report on Albania for 2015 noted that progress on audiovisual policy has been slow. The regulator's work has been hindered from...

Concerns about media freedom in Republika Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vienna - OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about a damage award handed down against a journalist for defaming...
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