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croatian-media-freedoms-fell-since-2016-01-15-2018 16 Jan 18

European Delegation Puts Croatian Media Freedom Under Spotlight

As European media organisations again visit Croatia to explore the problems facing the media there, one journalist and editor said that they were likely to find that the situation had got worse since they last came in 2016.

us-urges-moldova-to-tackle-russian-internal-propaganda-12-18-2017 18 Dec 17

US Urges Moldova to Tackle Russian Propaganda

The US ambassador to Chisinau, James Pettit, said that Moldova should adopt new legislation to counter Russian disinformation and boost the independence of broadcast media.

bulgarian-state-freezes-assets-of-critical-publisher-12-12-2017 12 Dec 17

Bulgarian State Freezes Assets of Critical Publisher

Ivo Prokopiev, publisher of the Economedia group, has accused the Bulgarian state of attacking independent media after his private and business assets were frozen by a state commission.

myths-about-tough-eu-bans-scare-bulgarians-12-11-2017 12 Dec 17

False Reports of EU Bans Inflame Bulgarians

Ahead of its first EU presidency in January 2018, Bulgaria remains vulnerable to false news stories about alleged European restrictions on its beloved foods and traditional tipples.

serbian-journalist-receive-death-threats-after-the-interview-12-08-2017 08 Dec 17

Serbian Journalist Threatened After Grilling Activist

N1 journalist Marija Antic received death threats on social networks after quizzing French-Serbian activist Arnaud Gouillon about his role in far-right movements.

talks-of-media-hybrid-warfare-overblown-in-croatia-11-28-2017 29 Nov 17

Experts Scorn Croatian Leaders' Obsession With 'Hybrid Warfare'

As Croatian top politicians up claims that they and the country are the victims of a media-driven' hybrid warfare', experts say the accusations are being bandied about too lightly.

political-pressures-taking-toll-on-kosovo-journalists-report-11-21-2017 21 Nov 17

Political Pressures Taking Toll on Kosovo Journalists: Report

Some media owners are using their outlets for political ends, Kosovo’s public broadcaster has been subjected to political interference, while working conditions for journalists remain poor, a new report says.

global-shining-light-award-judges-honour-birn-11-18-2017 18 Nov 17

Global Shining Light Award Judges Honour BIRN

The judges of the prestigious Global Shining Light Award have honoured an investigation by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network with citations of excellence.

serbian-media-and-ngo-representatives-to-meet-pm-11-13-2017 14 Nov 17

Serbia's Free Media Advocates Submit Requests to PM

Members of 'For Media Freedom' – an informal group comprising journalists, editors and activists – are to meet Serbia's Prime Minister on Tuesday to discuss what they say is the free media's worsening plight.

kosovo-journalist-threatened-during-protest-11-11-2017 11 Nov 17

Kosovo Journalist Threatened During Protest

Journalist Taulant Osmani was threatened with physical attack and verbally abused on Saturday at a protest against the relocation of a monument dedicated to the fallen of the 1941-1945 war.