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Media Under Pressure Across Balkans, State Department Warns

The State Department's annual human rights report says political and oligarchical pressures, as well as lawsuits, remain a constant threat to media freedom in...

Hungarian Investigative Outlet ‘Atlatszo’ Attacked By Pro-Government Media

Hungarian investigative outlet Atlatszo has been the target of pro-government media attacks since it recently revealed links between members of the Hungarian elite, including Orban, and a luxury...

Public Service Media and Information Disorder

Public service media (PSM) institutions around the world exist in challenging conditions: not only do the commercial counterparts claim that PSM is distorting the...

Serbia: Administrative harassment against Juzne Vesti news portal

Series of administrative intimidation acts have been taken by the local authorities against Serbian news portal Juzne Vesti, with an increasing pressure in the last six months....

Montenegro Public TV Chief Sacked Despite Protests

Media associations and NGOs insist that the sacking of the public broadcaster’s director on June 7, 2018 was politically motivated to restore government control. by Dusica Tomovic,...

Right-Wing Hungarian Media Moves Into the Balkans

Hungarians with links to the country’s pro-government media have embarked on a mass buy-up of news outlets in Macedonia, part of what appears to...

‘Weak’ Serbian Media Can’t Resist Political Pressure: Research

Serbian media outlets’ economic weakness means journalists are vulnerable to pressure on their reporting, suggests new research conducted as part of a project involving...

Hungary: a “samizdat” movement brings independent news to the people

In Hungary’s rural areas, access to news critical of those in power is a rare thing. Now a small group has set out to...

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...

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...
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