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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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CoE Memorandum on media freedom calls Turkey to lift the state of emergency

“There is an urgent need to restore freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey. The closure of more than 150 media organisations since the coup attempt and the continuous detention of around 150 journalists had the huge chilling effect on the state of fundamental rights in Turkey”, said Council of Europe Commissioner for Human […]

Macedonia News

Escalation of political crisis in Macedonia hand in hand with deep media crisis

  The political crisis plaguing Macedonia for over a year further escalated after President Ivanov decided in early April 2016 to pardon the government officials who are under investigation by the Special Prosecutor’s Office. Revolted by the decision, citizens have launched mass protests in the capital, demanding the President’s resignation, revocation of the amnesty, restoration […]