Publications Romania

Regional Report: Freedom of Expression in South-Eastern Europe

The present report is the sixth (and last) in a series of reports examining the freedom of expression, prepared within the frame of the South East European Partnership for Media Development project. It provides a broad overview of the state of the freedom of expression in South-Eastern Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Montenegro and […]

Publications Serbia

National Report: Facebook LIVE is Our News

The protection of the right to freedom of expression is at the core of democracy. Freedom of expression contributes to discussions on issues of public importance and encourages the overall development both of the society and of each individual. By contrast, arbitrary prohibition of the right to freedom of expression and other human rights is […]

Macedonia Publications

National Report: Abuse of State for Political Party Purposes

Macedonia has failed to respect human rights and freedom of expression for the past eleven years. The entire state machinery was involved to serve one political party and its establishment so as to enable them to control the politics, the business, the journalism, and the non-governmental sector all together   Introduction The end of the […]

Bosnia&Herzegovina Publications

National Report: Tailoring media content in B&H. The Gatekeepers are in Us

In 1995, after the end of the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina passed modern media legislation and achieved high media pluralism. These were the times when the country was under the heavy influence of the international community, primarily the United States and European Union, which led the peacekeeping and state-building process. Physical assaults on journalists and […]

Albania Publications

National Report: Gatekeepers and Intermediaries: Albania

The report provides an overview of the legislation affecting freedom of expression, rather than media and information freedom laws, as well as the potential mechanisms used to limit freedom of expression. In this respect, the project analyzes the current trends in legislation and potential “attacks” to freedom of expression from the debate on media ethics, […]

Countries Publications Romania

Regional Report: A Voice for Many, Influence for Few

The Impact of Online and Social Media On The Freedom Of Expression in SEE Europe   A REGIONAL OVERVIEW Ioana Avădani, Romania   The present report is the fourth in a series of reports examining less-explored angles of the freedom of expression, prepared within the frame of the South East European Partnership for Media Development. […]

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 […]