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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” […]

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 […]

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 […]