Regional Report: The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans

  The attacks against the French journalists stirred vivid emotions and considerable reactions, without, however, increasing the Islamophobia in the region. The debates failed to critically tackle the role and limits of the freedom of expression in relation to the freedom of religion. Apparently, the freedom of expression has fewer and fewer supporters even  among […]


Regional Report on Employment Conditions of Journalists in SEE

  A crowded and rather poor media market, unable to secure the sustainability of media operations, a high level of job insecurity making the journalists vulnerable to political and economic pressures and – more often than not – leading to self-censorship – are some of the conclusions of the Regional report on the Employment Conditions […]

Albania News

AMA Chair Presents the Annual Report to Media Outlets

  Gentian Sala, chair of Audiovisual Media Authority (AMA) presented a summary of AMA’s 2014 annual report to media outlets. Sala focused on the range of problems the institution faces and shortcomings from last year, on AMA’s current work plans, and especially on digital switchover process. More specifically, the chairman reported that AMA has had […]

Albania News

PBS Signs Agreement to Start Building Digital Networks

  Public broadcaster RTSH signed on March 19 the agreement that will pave the way for the building of its two digital networks. The contract was signed by RTSH representatives, the Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration, and the representatives of Rohde & Schwarz company. The contract was signed after a series of […]

Albania News

Court Rules on Lawsuit on Election of AMA Members and Chairman

  The Administrative Court has rejected the lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party Parliamentary Group. The Democratic Party complained on the process of election of two members of AMA and its chairman, claiming the process was invalid, since the opposition MPs had not participated in the short-listing process, as the law required. In addition, AMA […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina Publications

National Report – Working Conditions for Journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Author: Radenco UDOVIČIĆ   Main points of the National Report:  In BiH the general political and social environment is unfavorable for the development of independent, professional and free journalism. Ethnic divisions and conflicts, along with all other controversies of BiH society, have threatened or even stalled the implementation of very good media legislation. A […]

Albania Publications

National Report – Labor Relations in the Media in Albania

Author: Ilda Lindo   The conclusions of the National Report are: The situation regarding labour relations in the media section is certainly not better than that of the private sector in the country in general. The main problems witnessed include the lack of work contracts, fictitious contracts, significant violation of contract terms, especially delays in […]

Macedonia Publications

National Report – Employment and Working Conditions for the Journalists in the Republic of Macedonia

Authors: Marina TUNEVA and Slavco MILENKOVSKI   The conclusions of the National Report are: Media and journalists are faced with a difficult working environment in Macedonia, which is characterized by a lack of social and economic stability. This also results in pressure exerted over the media and journalists by editors, media owners and other centers […]