Macedonia News

Professor Snezana Trpevska: Political pluralism in media is indispensable for a democratic public sphere

“Political pluralism is one of the most important dimensions of media pluralism as it enables free and equal circulation of different political ideas and opinions. This means that each media outlet individually should endeavor to ensure a so-called internal pluralism in the news, or to present all opposing positions on a given topic. This is fairly […]

Albania News

Regulator Grants National Digital Licenses after a Contested Process

  The regulatory authority on audiovisual media, Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA), granted the fifth and final national commercial license for national terrestrial digital networks on January 27. In its statement, the regulator said that the granting of this license concluded the licensing process for national terrestrial digital licenses in the country. The regulator voted to […]

Countries News Romania

Demands for ICANN’s increased transparency and openness

ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a not for profit organization, which coordinates DNS and IP addresses across the world, unique markers that make computers know where to find each other. Global Internet is a result of these identifications and interactions. 53 organizations worldwide, among which the Center for Independent Journalism Romania, […]

News Serbia

Journalists – without censorship and manipulation!

Author: Tatjana Djukic   The Coalition of journalists’ and media associations demands of journalists and the media, especially public service media to report professionally on the post-election protests. It reminds of the obligation of journalists to “accurately, objectively, comprehensively and timely report on events of public interest, respecting the public’s right to know the truth” […]

Macedonia News

Macedonia: The Court in Strasbourg has ruled in favor of the journalists who were forcibly removed from the Assembly in 2012

In February 2017, the European Court on Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that there had been a violation of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10, and violation of the right to a fair hearing under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in the case „Selmani and Others v. the […]

News Serbia

Ethical principles forgotten because of the profit

Author: Tatjana Djukic (MRCN)   Outrageous, unprecedented, spectacular and you-won’t-believe news, are part of everyday headlines in Serbia, which report about the monsters, liars, criminals, and with plenty of grisly details and testimony of anonymous, reliable, sources. Rules that other side needs to be heard, privacy of the persons in question should be respected, and […]

News Serbia

Media literacy through media education

Author: Andjela Stojanovic (MRCN)   There is more than 50 percent of functionally illiterate people in Serbia, said professor of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade Veselin Kljajic on the debate of media literacy. Therefore, it is not surprising that people in Serbia continue to struggle with the acceptance of new media and with […]

Publications

Regional Report: Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia

INSIGHTS – MEDIA LITERACY, EDUCATION NEEDS OF JOURNALIST S AND THE PUBLIC • Level of knowledge and training of teachers/professors lags behind or is non-existent both in ICT and in media literacy. • Diverse backgrounds of teachers/professors, rarely with any practice in journalism, and not in possession of a degree in journalism. • State and […]

Macedonia News

Bozena Jelucic: Secondary School Students in Montenegro Study Media Literacy to Avoid Manipulation

Author: Emilija Petreska, journalist at Radio MOF Source: Radio MOF   Media literacy is a serious topic in Montenegro, which is evident from the fact that the secondary schools throughout the country offer elective courses that teach students about the basic principles of the media, the ethics and the messages which are sent to the […]

News Serbia

Media Freedom in Serbia – value that disappears

Author: Ivan Protic, Media & Reform Centar Niš   Media freedom in Serbia is like a hot potato for some politicians. On the one hand, it is a good democratic legitimacy in front of the outside world, but, on the other, in the underdeveloped democratic consciousness of politicians, it is a danger for the country and nation, […]

News Serbia

Pre-election media games

Media & Reform Centar Niš   Public media in Serbia is not very original. The patterns that shape international media environment are the same in our country. Local tabloids are neither better, nor worse than their equivalents in Western Europe, but have a greater impact on less educated publics. More than often, “serious” media find […]