Media Situation in Bulgaria

More than 30 years after the end of the communist era, the media landscape in Bulgaria has a bad reputation again.
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“China’s Rising Media Presence in South East Europe”

In the past years, China has continuously expanded its presence in the region, including the media.
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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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A Pillar of Democracy on Shaky Ground – Public Service Media in South East Europe

A comprehensive overview on public service media in South East Europe
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Media News

Media and Politics

Bulgarian National Television Now Available in Northern Macedonia

The special representative of North Macedonia in the history dispute with Bulgaria Vlado Buchkovski was the first to announce the start of the Channel BNT4 broadcasting.

Journalism and Media business

Attack on Kosovo Investigative Journalist Condemned

The investigative journalist Visar Duriqi from the local Kosovo online news portal Insajderi was brutally beaten near his house at around midnight on Wednesday. Duriqi has authored several episodes on crime and corruption on Insajderi’s show, INDOKS. The case is investigated by the police. International and Kosovo media associations have condemned the attack.

Journalism and Media business

BH Journalists asked institutions to thoroughly investigate hacker attacks on web portals

The BH Journalists Association sent letters to the cyber crime departments of the Federal Police Administration and MoI of Republika Srpska regarding the recent hacker attacks on web portals in Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska.

Media and Politics

CEDEM: Half of Montenegrin citizens do not trust the media

The majority of citizens in Montenegro think that media freedom in the country ist a low or very low level.

Media and Politics

Bulgaria Turns a Blind Eye to Police Violence Against Journalist Dimiter Kenarov

AEJ-Bulgaria has condemned Bulgarian authorities for refusing to investigate police violence against freelance journalist Dimiter Kenarov in September 2020.

Journalism and Media business

BNT launches online playlists for listening to news

In the new feature "Listen to the news today" on the site bntnews.bg, all news are automatically loaded into a playlist. You can listen while browsing the networks or writing an email on your phone.

Journalism and Media business

Dragan Bujosevic re-elected General Director of RTS

Management Board of the Public Media Broadcaster RTS appointed Dragan Bujošević as the General Director of the Radio-Television of Serbia by a majority of votes

Journalism and Media business

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.

Media and Politics

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.

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.