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Balkan Region Trapped in Perception that Journalists Can Be Beaten: EC country reports

Frequent attacks against journalists, lack of mechanisms for prosecuting those responsible, as well as political and economic pressures, present joint problems shared by countries...

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)...

Hungary: Prime Minister’s Allies Take Over Popular News Website

Hungarian businessman Zoltan Speder sold in mid-September 2018 his stake in the company cemp-X Online, which owns several publications and indirectly controls Index.hu, Hungary’s largest...

Dossier: Freedom of the press in Bulgaria

Dangerous entanglements between media, politics and business in the country in charge of the Presidency of the Council of the EU. by Nicola Pedrazzi,  Fazıla Mat, ...

Worrying state of media in the Western Balkans

The Directorate of the European Commission for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) is concerned about the non-transparent, partocratic and corrupt co-financing of media...

Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria’s Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’

The biweekly satirical newspaper Prass-Press was supposed to have its first issue released across Bulgaria on March 1, but the cartoonists behind it allege...

The Battle between the Media and Politics in Europe

Increasing tensions between the interest of media and politics pose a serious threat for European democracy. An editorial by Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, President of...

Reports: The Editors’ Role in Media Integrity Protection

South East European Media Observatory has published a series of 6 reports examining the role of editors in protecting media integrity in the Western...
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Investigative Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network launches an Emergency Media Support Fund within the EU funded project Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in...

Emergency Content Fund: Apply by 12 July 2020

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2020 CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

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