Countries Montenegro Publications

National Report: Social Networks vs. Traditional Media in Montenegro: The Battle Has Started

Author: MILENA PEROVAC-KORAC Montenegro Media Institute   There is an increasing number of people using social networks as an information source in Montenegro, but also as a media channel. Individuals and groups who do not have access to traditional media use social networks, especially Facebook, for sending messages to the general public. More and more […]

Countries Macedonia Publications

National Report: Whose Media Are These?

Author: ZORAN RICHLIEV, digital media analyst Macedonian Intitute for Media   As recent developments with digital news show, the quantity of information is inversely proportional to its quality. The abundance of information which became apparent with the fast digital development, viewed from Macedonian point of view has not led to better democracy, as it was […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina Countries Publications

National Report: Online State

Author: RADENKO UDOVIČIĆ, researcher Media Initiatives, Bosnia&Herzegovina   Internet media have violated some journalistic rules that have been in effect since the middle of the 19th century. For example, in the struggle for their advertising share and number of page clicks, so-called ‘bait’ headlines have become omnipresent. For example, a variation of that is the […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News

Partial Solutions for Saving the Public Broadcasting Service

Representatives of the power company Elektroprivreda BiH and two Sarajevo-based public broadcasting services, the national BHRT and the entity RTV FBiH, signed a business contract agreeing on collection of TV license fee together with electricity bills, displayed on bills starting with August 2017. Along with these two broadcasters, the public broadcasting system of B&H also […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News Uncategorized

UDAR, the only Roma media outlet in B&H

A Sarajevo-based Roma web portal dubbed UDAR has been active in Bosnia and Herzegovina since June http://www.portal-udar.net . The word “UDAR” means “door,” which has a symbolic meaning because one of the portal’s goals is to open the Roma community to the general public.   “The idea to launch the UDAR portal resulted from the […]

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 […]