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Bringing Lessons from Kosovo to Ukraine’s Donbas

Alex Anderson

Attending a media forum in Eastern Ukraine, BIRN Kosovo’s Jeta Xharra and her partner, Alex Anderson, found reporters wrestling with the same dilemmas the media had faced in their own war-torn country.

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Why It’s Time for Journalists to Stand Up

Sandra Basic Hrvatin

The decline of a major Slovenian newspaper shows why journalists must show courage, express solidarity and stand up for the kind of reporting that serves the public interest.

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Why Vucic is Driving Me to Drink

Dejan Anastasijevic

Serbian premier Aleksandar Vucic gave a rude and bad-tempered performance in a TV interview about his presidential bid, offering insults and lies instead of any positive vision for the future.

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Only Some Serbian Presidential Hopefuls Are Called ‘Killers’

Dejan Anastasijevic

The pro-regime media are busy pinning flakey murder allegations on two likely opposition contenders for the presidency – while keeping silent about the more serious allegations hanging over the other two.

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We Need To Talk About Alek

Dejan Anastasijevic

Serbia’s indefatigable PM is creating an Orwellian world in which two plus two equals five - and no one disagrees - or even notices.

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Vicious Attack or Freedom of Speech?

Slobodan Georgiev

It was my mistake and I’m sorry for what I’ve done. After I put my children to bed I sat in the front of TV and started to watch a talk show on Serbia’s national broadcaster.

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Mockery of Press Freedom in Montenegro

Fred Abrahams

Montenegrin investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic should be free on bail as trial proceeds.

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Serbian Media Need Self-Confidence - not Lawsuits

Slobodan Georgiev

The new lawsuit planned against pro-government media outlets will not change the media landscape in Serbia; only the media themselves can do that.

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Serbian Government Puts Its Media ‘Enemies’ on Display

Slobodan Georgiev

The Serbian ruling party’s new gallery exhibition, portraying itself as the victim of lies spread by a free media, suggests that the government would like even more control over the press.

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Serbia’s EU Progress Report: No Progress for Press Freedom

Marko Kmezic

Serbia’s lack of media freedom is raising some fundamental questions about the country’s democracy.

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I Joined Montenegro’s War on ‘Enemy’ Media

Nidzara Ahmetasevic

At a media congress in Montenegro, I saw how easy it is to be sucked – unwittingly - into the official demonization of ‘enemy’ journalists.

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How the EU Can Help and What Needs to Be Done?

Tamara Causidis

In the past two years, the freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Macedonia have further fallen in the rankings of all relevant organizations that measure the level of media freedoms.

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Macedonia’s Media Law: No Pasaran!

Petrit Saracini

Defenders of the journalistic profession should continue to refuse to talk to the government about its proposed media law until the authorities change their ways.