TV and Radio

Russian Dominance on Moldovan Media Market prevails

The country is divided between European integration and Russian convergence.
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Bulgaria

Hendrik Sittig: „To have quality journalism, you should want it“

Interview with the Head of the Media Programme South East Europe of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for the Bulgarian news portal „Mediapool.bg“, published on 5th of March 2020
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Albania

Tracking down the truth: Fact-checkers in South East Europe

For the first time, the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organised a workshop regarding the topic of fact-checking on the 18th of February.
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Country Report

No Transmission of Critical Voices

In Serbia there is currently an economic crime thriller happening on the television market and this before the parliament elections on the 26th April.
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Albania

Hendrik Sittig: "The online media law poses risks to press freedom"

Interview for the magazine "Medien MITTWEIDA" with the head of KAS Media Programme SEE on the development of the Albanian media landscape and the new online media law (in German)
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Bucharest

New media projects on the way towards implementation in South East Europe

The KAS Media Programme South East Europe organised a workshop on the topic of "Entrepreneurial Journalism" from 10th to 13th December 2019.
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Media News

Legislation and Regulations

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.

Media and Politics

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.

Legislation and Regulations

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.