News Serbia

Serbian media in 2016 – from bad to worse

(by Ivan Protic, former editor of B92 info)   At the end of 2016, Serbian media  seemed like dazed boxers. Shots were coming from all sides – attacks, threats and pressures, arrogant and hostile attitudes to each critical uttered sentence, the deteriorating economic situation, the machinations regarding the co-financing of media content, bad results of latest media privatizations. […]

Macedonia News

Media Literacy Workshop in Macedonia

  Media literacy for the general public, and journalists’ educational needs, were the focus of an expert discussion and workshop organized on December 2, 2016, by the Macedonian Institute for Media, in cooperation with the Center for Independent Journalism in Romania, as part of the regional project “Partnership in South East Europe Media Development “, funded […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News

Media Initiatives (MI) in Sarajevo organised a national round table and a training on media literacy on the public agenda in Bosnia, between November 9 to November 11, 2016

The national round table presented the findings and conclusions of the study on the status of education of journalists and education for media literacy in Bosnia, study conducted by MI between April – June 2016. The research shows that although the number of journalism students is growing, this large number of faculties of journalism/departments of journalism is […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News

Public TV services in BIH start digital broadcasting

Source: Media Plan Institute/Media Initiatives   Digital TV signal started being delivered through terrestrial transmitters in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 14 October 2016, after several postponements. However, this is so-called test broadcasting which covers only the Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar regions and is only related to public broadcasting services which operate in Multiplex A. […]

News Romania

Romanian Parliament Eliminated Public Broadcast Fee

  Romanian Parliament voted on October 25 to eliminate the subscription fee and introduce direct funding of the public radio and TV from the state budget. This is a radical change from the direct public funding model that the public television TVR and the public radio SRR had until now. Despite its major impact, the […]

Albania News

Albanian Media Institute organised a national round table and a training on media literacy in the public agenda between November 2 to November 4, 2016

The national round table presented the findings and conclusions the study on the status of media literacy in Albania, conducted in April-July 2016. The study draw a picture of the media literacy situation in Albania, identifying the existing practice, formal state policies, civil society initiatives, and the interaction of media with other actors. The report focuses […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina News

Public services in B&H: Poor picture that citizens don’t want to pay for

Saida Mustajbegović Decreasing numbers of citizens are paying subscription fee, whereas position of public services is deteriorating Non-payment of the legally prescribed tax for public broadcasting services illustrates Bosnian and Herzegovinian society in every segment – political, economic, social and educational. Thus, the story of radio and television tax actually speaks about us, about our […]

News Romania

Romania to Eliminate Public Broadcast Fee

  The saga of the public services in Romania was extended with a new troubled chapter on October 17, when the Senate (the upper chamber of the bi-cameral Parliament) voted to eliminate the subscription fee and introduce direct funding of the public radio and TV from the state budget. The proposal, initiated by the Social-Democrats, […]