Rising number of journalists killed, detained in 2022 – report
A record number of journalists are detained globally and the number of those killed is increasing, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders.
EU Council completes first review of Media Freedom Act
The EU Council completed the first revision of the European Media Freedom Act at the technical level, with significant work still to be done on fundamental aspects of the proposal.
Albania Tables Controversial Amendments to Freedom of Information Law
The Albanian Ministry of Justice has published a draft amendment to the law on the right to information which has sparked fears it could result in issues for the media when seeking to obtain information crucial to its work.
SBB: We will sue Telekom Srbija for illegal pressure on users
The SBB company announced that Telekom Srbija has shown "for the umpteenth time that business ethics do not apply to them, that they are acting contrary to the rules of fair competition and fair market competition, which is why the SBB company will take legal steps and sue this state-owned company".
Montenegro Seeks Foreign Help on Solving Attacks on Journalists
Montenegro asked for foreign experts’ help in solving old cases of attacks on journalists.
Commission releases Media Freedom Act proposal, to mixed reactions
The regulation aims to increase the transparency of media ownership and introduce safeguards on editorial independence and media pluralism and comes as part of the Commission’s broader European Democracy Action plan, announced in December 2020.
EC Rule of Law Report Flags up Several Balkan States
EC Rule of Law Report raises red flags about media freedom in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Greece among others.
Russian state channel RT to open shop in Serbia
Russian state-owned TV and radio broadcaster Russia Today is set to open offices in Serbia, Sputnik Serbia’s Editor-in-Chief Ljubinka Milinčić confirmed to independent news portal Nova.rs.
Croatia’s Maja Sever elected President of the European Federation of Journalists
Maja Sever said her presidency would focus on the safety of journalists, improvement of worker and professional rights and the status of freelance journalists, and the fight against SLAPP lawsuits.
Media Pluralism Fund: 220,000 euros for electronic media
The Council of the Electronic Media Agency of Montenegro (AEM) has decided to support 11 radio and TV broadcasters with a total of about 220,000 euros, which completes the distribution of money from the Fund for Encouraging Pluralism and Media Diversity for last year.