News Serbia

Informer’s Journalist Association for the Protection of President Vučić – the culmination of hypocrisy

Author: Ivan Protic Paradoxes are common for the Serbian media scene, which has been devastated by all authorities, but mostly by the half-century ruling of Aleksander Vučić. However, the announcement made by the owner of the tabloid Informer, Dragan J. Vučićević, that he will form a journalist association, as the existing ones are “para politic”, is the culmination […]

Albania News

Judge files two lawsuits against media outlets and journalists

  Gjin Gjoni, Judge at the Court of Appeals and member of the Supreme Council of Justice in Tirana, along with his wife, the businesswoman Elona Caushi, filed lawsuits against two media outlets and four journalists working for the latters. The ones to be sued are the Balkan Investigative Reporting in Albania and reporters Besar Likmeta […]

News Serbia

Women in journalism, a favorite target of Serbian politicians

A widespread opinion among the local powerful people, especially politicians, implies that journalists are less worthy citizens, in relation to whom everything is permitted. Especially female journalists suffer bad treatment, as they are often the target of sexist attacks and suggestions. These days, even Saša Janković, the presidential candidate and politician of civic orientation, joined  the […]

News Serbia

Blagojević: Small penalties for threats against journalists and censorship are the most dangerous

Author: Milena Milosevic   This year, the Media Freedom Index places Serbia as 66th, from 180 ranked countries, representing a decrease of 7 spots, compared to 2016. Reporters Without Borders, which annually publishes this index, says media freedom  has never been more vulnerable. “Media outlets in Serbia work under severe financial burden and pressure from editors, and those critically […]

Macedonia News

Shocking testimony of Macedonian journalist Natasa Stojanovska: “A Bloody Fairy-tale”

Natasa Stojanovska Journalist at TV “24 Vesti”   “A bloody fairy-tale”, by the poetess Desanka Maksimovic gained a new interpretation these days, in the Balkans, in the Macedonian Parliament. This time, the assailants were not the Germans. And the killed would reborn in different times, but guided by same ideals. People were sitting on the […]

Macedonia News

Association of Journalists of Macedonia: The Government with money and violence is controlling the media

Source: website of the Association of Journalists of Macedonia   The Association of Journalists of Macedonia has prepared a report on the indicators for the degree of media freedom and journalist safety in 2016. The report has been prepared using qualitative and quantitative methods for data gathering and analysis. According to the findings of the […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News

The international community calls to save public service media (PSM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)

Geneva, 23 April 2017 Urgent measures need to be taken to secure adequate and sustainable funding for PSM in BiH. It has been almost a year since the previous model for collecting the licence fee – through telephone bills – expired. The two telecoms operators in BiH, Bhtelecom and M:tel, have been voluntarily collecting the […]

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 […]