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 (Milena Milosevic)

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

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 […]

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 […]