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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.

tighter-media-controls-sought-during-bosnia-elections-11-05-2017 06 Nov 17

Tighter Media Controls Sought During Bosnia Elections

Journalists’ unions have called for closer monitoring of the media ahead of next year’s general elections, in order to tackle hate speech and biased reporting.

croatian-journalist-threatened-for-reportage-on-african-refugee-10-30-2017 30 Oct 17

Croatian Journalist Threatened for Report on African Refugee

Maja Sever, a journalist for Croatia's public broadcaster, received a death threat on Facebook for doing a report on an African refugee who came to the country in 2011 and recently opened a restaurant.

media-freedom-in-bosnia-on-decline-10-20-2017 20 Oct 17

Bosnia's Rights Ministry Spotlights Challenges Facing Media

A report from Bosnia’s Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees on freedom of speech, which the government has adopted, notes threats, defamation lawsuits and self-censorship as some of the key problems in the media.

kosovo-issues-stirs-albania-serbia-media-coverage-10-18-2017 18 Oct 17

Kosovo Remains Hot Topic in Albania-Serbia Media

New research conducted in Tirana and Belgrade shows that while newspapers in both countries have a neutral tone when writing about each other, the tone becomes bitter when the subject turns to Kosovo.

journalist-vehbi-kajtazi-attacked-in-kosovo-10-13-2017 13 Oct 17

Attack on Online Editor in Kosovo Condemned

After the editor of the Pristina-based online newspaper Insajderi, Vehbi Kajtazi, was attacked in a bar on Friday, both the country's PM and media unions condemned the incident strongly.

serbian-media-accuse-us-ambassador-for-meddling-10-13-2017 13 Oct 17

US Ambassador Accused of Meddling in Serbia's Affairs

After the US ambassador to Serbia criticised a minister for appearing to praise convicted war criminals, the pro-government media have accused him of interfering in Serbia's internal affairs.

moves-to-change-romanian-news-agency-alarm-critics-10-12-2017 12 Oct 17

Moves to Change Romanian News Agency Alarm Critics

Media freedom experts in the country say plans to change the operations of Agerpres, giving parliament more control, pose a threat to its independence.