Media Freedom in Albania

The recent Reporters Without Borders (RWB) report on freedom of the press reveals that media freedom in Albania has receded compared to the past.
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Media Freedom in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s score in the Reporters Without Borders Freedom of the Press Index has shown an improvement of the media freedom situation in recent years.
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Journalismus und Mediengeschäft

EU Award for Investigative Journalism in Albania 2020

Investigative stories published from January 1 to December 31, 2019, and related to freedom of expression, rule of law, transparency, abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime are welcome to apply. Application deadline is 16 August 2020.

Medien und Politik

Applications Wanted for EU Investigative Journalism Award in Serbia

Applications are being invited for the Serbian part of the EU Investigative Journalism Awards in the Western Balkans and Turkey, which is being administered by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN Hub) and local partners.

Legislatur und Regelungswerke

Journalists in Albania create the country's first self-regulation mechanism for journalistic ethics

The first self-regulation mechanism for journalistic ethics in Albania has been created. The newly established Alliance for Media Ethics is going to promote and ensure ethical journalism and to give a response to the proposed “anti-defamation laws” pushed by the Albanian government.

Medien und Politik

Bulgarian Journalists Facing 'Disgraceful Attacks' By Top Officials

Reporters without Borders (ROG) condemns Bulgarian authorities for trying to intimidate journalists. ROG is referring with this mainly to a conference by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on February 4, where he compared journalists to turkeys and, in an attempt to mock them, tried to imitate the gobbling of a turkey for a few seconds. Further examples where Bulgarian authorities intimidate journalists are being criticised as well.

Legislatur und Regelungswerke

AEJ-Bulgaria Condemns Sentence Against Journalist Rossen Bossev

Sofia City Court has confirmed the Sofia Regional Court’s sentencing of Rossen Bossev, a journalist at Capital Weekly and member of the Executive Board of the Association of European Journalists in Bulgaria, AEJ-Bulgaria, to a fine of 1,000 BGN [500 euros] in a defamation case filed by Stoyan Mavrodiev, a former chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission, FSC, а government body in charge of ensuring the stability of the banking system, and current director of the Bulgarian Development Bank.

Journalismus und Mediengeschäft

Bulgarian Pavel Stanchev Heads Hungary's most Popular TV Network

Pavel Stanchev is appointed CEO of the Hungary's most watched television channel - TV2 and took up the post on May 15.

Bulgaria: Advance Media Group is going to buy Nova Broadcasting Group

The current owner of the Bulgaria’s largest commercial media group "Nova Broadcasting Group", the Swedish MTG, just announced its sale to the Chairman of the Confederation of Industrial Employers in Bulgaria (CEIBG) Kiril Domuschiev. The transaction is still a subject to local regulatory approval and it is expected to take place during Q2 2019

Journalismus und Mediengeschäft

Call for Applications 2019 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Each year, 10 journalists are chosen through open competition to receive funding and professional support to conduct in-depth research and write journalistic stories that reveal something new about our world – or that reveal the familiar in a new light. Red here more: http://fellowship.birn.eu.com/en/fellowship-programme/application-call-2019

Journalismus und Mediengeschäft

Serbian journalist association publishes chronicle of attacks

According to the Independent Journalists’ Association (NUNS) of Serbia 102 incidents were reported last year. From them seven were physical assaults, 23 were verbal threats and 72 cases of coercion. The attackers were punished in just three cases, Marija Vukasovic of NUNS said.

Journalismus und Mediengeschäft

Facebook Launches Content Review Centre in Bulgaria

The social media network Facebook will employ 150 people in Sofia who will check for potentially violating materials in Russian, Turkish, Georgian and Kazakh languages, in partnership with TELUS International.