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 […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News

The Public Broadcasting System in B&H – Without Any Hope

Author: Radenko Udovicic Media Initiatives   The public broadcasting system in B&H, comprising of the national broadcaster BHRT, and the broadcasters RTVF BiH and RTRS, has been brought into a no way out  situation, as it is obvious that the national Parliament will not discuss funding plans any time soon. This political situation has been additionally […]

Montenegro Publications

National Report – International News for Local Political Purpose

Author: MILENA PEROVIC KORAC, Journalist, Montenegro Media Institute   Media in Montenegro cover international stories rather superficially, without much analytical articles and reports, and without sufficient explanation of the causes of world or regional events that are covered and the effects such events have on global processes and Montenegro as well. Certain traditional media exceed […]

Macedonia Publications

National Report – Parochial Journalism – Do Media Help People to Look Beyond the National Borders?

Author: SANJA VASIC Journalist and Editor in Foreign Affairs   False news is the only direct link between the American presidential elections and Macedonia. The headlines such as “The Pope endorsed Donald Trump for President”, “Hillary Clinton will be arrested on paedophilia charges”, “Michelle Obama is a man” and much more absurd news was created by false […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina Publications

National Report – Mirror within Political Relations

Author: RADENKO UDOVIČIĆ Researcher, Media Initiatives, Sarajevo   International affairs in B&H are not a dominant topic in B&H media, although they are covered every day. Sources of such information are news agencies (mainly from western countries) and international television exchange. So-called added value is given to news by various domestic and foreign commentators who […]