Albania News

”General prosecutor used his position to censor media content”, report claims

A report published by Klodiana Lala on BIRN Albania’s website shows that the General Prosecutor Adriatik Lalla used his position to demand for online articles on his daughter’s lifestyle be deleted. He sent a letter to the Authority of Electronic and Postal Communications (AKEP), asking them to take measures against some portals that had written a piece on […]

News Serbia

”The potential of young journalists in Serbia is underutilized”

Author: Marta Savic, MRCN   Are Serbian media available to young journalists? Do media owners and editors in the West use their potential more than Serbian media? How to fight censorship? We discussed these dilemmas with the journalist and coordinator of the Deutsche Welle Academy in Serbia, Klaus Dahmann. According to him, media workers in […]

News Serbia

Politics of sexism: Forensic psychiatrist and good housewives

Author: Tatjana Djukic, MRCN   (*In the last three months, the daily Politics has published three articles of the phantom authors. In the section Views, which publishes personal opinions and analyses, fictional authors have appeared with some disputable articles. The last one was the phantom commentary of a certain forensic psychiatrist, a court expert for […]

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 […]

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 […]