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Serbian Law Changes ‘Will Curb Freedom of Information’

Serbia's information commissioner, NGOs, and experts have criticised a draft law that they say will make it easier for institutions and companies to withhold...

Serbian Authorities ‘Obstructing’ Free Media, Journalists Say

Serbia’s independent investigative journalists share their experiences of the routine intimidation people in the media face in their work. by Maja Zivanovic, BIRN, Belgrade “You are always paying...

Serbia, political pressure on independent institutions

An interview with Rodoljub Šabić, Commissioner for information of public interest and the protection of personal data – together with the Ombudsman, among the...

Accessing information in Bosnia and Herzegovina

All too often, institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina ignore requests for access to information, give only partial answers, or do not reply within the...

Albania: Local municipalities still struggle to meet FOIA requirements

While the Albania’s new FOIA is deemed one of the best globally, its implementation remains a significant challenge, a research shows. by Ilda Londo Albania’s new...

Access to Information in South East Europe

The countries of South East Europe enjoy very high standards when it comes to the legislation regulating access to public information and transparency. But...

Kosovar journalists need to demand implementation of their access to information rights

In Kosovo, access to information is well guaranteed in theory — in practise it’s a different story. by Furtuna Sheremeti (Originally published by Kosovo 2.0 on...

Europe: access to information in practice, not just on paper

Long established and widely recognized, the right to access to information is severely curtailed in many European countries due to deficient implementation of existing...

LegalLeaks Toolkit – Helping journalists get access to information

Journalists play a central role in initiating and stimulating public debates, but face constant challenges in accessing information from public bodies, particularly when that...

Access to information: a universal and human right! #AccessToInfoDay

28 September is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). On this day we celebrate a basic human right: access to information. It...
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Six journalists killed in Europe in 2021, 95 more in prison

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published the lists of imprisoned and killed journalists in 2021. Since 1 January 2021, 45 journalists have been...

Media in Kurdish threatened with extinction in Turkey

In the World Press Freedom Index of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Turkey ranks 153rd out of 180 countries. While the media...