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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...

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...

Joint mission to Serbia: Recommendations on Media Freedom

Following concerns about the state of media freedom in Serbia expressed by both Serbian journalists and media organisations as well as international organisations and...

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...

Jeopardising the effectiveness of journalism in South East Europe: the role of extra-legal policy mechanisms

A range of extra-legal policy mechanisms are used by those in power to prevent journalists from fulfilling their watchdog role in society. Examples from...

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...
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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...