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free-books-inform-meps-about-bulgaria-s-oligarchy-09-21-2017 22 Sep 17

Book Naming Bulgarian Oligarchs' 'Servants' Puzzles MEPs

A mysterious free book, attacking various Bulgarian judges, journalists and politicians as tools of oligarchs – and sent to European Parliamentarians – appears to be linked to a controversial businessman.

free-media-in-serbia-is-vital-for-democracy-eu-09-20-2017 21 Sep 17

EU Reminds Serbia to Respect Media Freedom

After the party of a Serbian government minister vilified an investigative editor as a 'drug addict', the EU has reminded Belgrade that it will be tracking Serbia's respect for a free media during the accession process.

serbian-journalists-stage-support-protest-for-newspaper-owner-09-19-2017 19 Sep 17

In Pictures: Serbian Journalists Rally for Hunger-Striking Editor

Serbian journalists gathered on Tuesday in front of the government building in Belgrade to show support for Vukasin Obradovic, founder of independent weekly Vranjske novine, who has gone on a hunger strike.

serbian-local-newspaper-owner-starts-hunger-strike-09-19-2017 19 Sep 17

Serbian Newspaper Owner Goes on Hunger Strike

Vukasin Obradovic, the founder of Vranjske novine and former head of the Serbian journalists’ association, went on hunger strike after being forced to close his newspaper after more than two decades.

serbian-defence-minister-s-party-called-investigative-journalist-drug-addict--09-19-2017 19 Sep 17

Serbian Minister’s Party Vilifies Editor as ‘Drug Addict’

After Serbia’s Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, KRIK, investigated the origin of money which Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin used to buy an apartment, his party called KRIK’s editor a “drug addict”.

media-watchdogs-condemns-attack-on-montenegro-reporter-09-13-2017 13 Sep 17

Montenegro PM's Brother Condemned for Threatening Reporter

Montenegrin journalists' associations have called on the authorities to end what they call a 'culture of impunity' over crimes against reporters, after a journalist recorded the PM's brother threatening him.

serbian-opposition-s-policy-is-militant-urinating-says-vucic-09-05-2017 05 Sep 17

Serbia’s Vucic Lashes Out at Opposition Critics

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic used a television interview to slam his online critics and hurl insults at the country’s opposition.

bosnia-ombudsman-report-highlights-worrying-media-trends-08-28-2017 28 Aug 17

Bosnia Ombudsman Report Highlights Worrying Media Trends

New ‘special report’ singles out attacks on employment rights, physical assaults and threats and the number of libel cases as special causes for concern in Bosnia's media.

iconic-serbian-tv-b92-officially-goes-to-history-08-25-2017 28 Aug 17

Serbia's Iconic B92 TV Officially Becomes History

The legendary B92 station, which became synonymous with resistance to Slobodan Milosevic's regime during the 1990s, is about to be rebranded as O2 television, closing a page in Serbian history.

serbian-media-synchronized-in-accusing-macedonia-for-tapping-serbian-officials-08-22-2017 22 Aug 17

Serbian Media Synchronise to Accuse Macedonia of Tapping Officials

Serbian media has accused Macedonia of tapping Serb officials’ communications amid an ongoing diplomatic scandal between Belgrade and Skopje.