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"Тhree Decades Later - The Media in South East Europe after 1989"

An analysis of media change in the three decades following the collapse of socialism in South East Europe.

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

Journalism and Media business

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.

Legislation and Regulations

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.

Journalism and Media business

Euronews Bulgaria launches

A branded affiliate of Euronews has made its debut in Bulgaria.

Media and Politics

RSF Responds After Albanian Prime Minister Dismisses World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders has responded to the claims by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama that the reports of media violations in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index were “lies” and “fantasy”, by debunking him.

Media and Politics

Hackers Attack Croatian Daily, Post Kremlin Propaganda

Croatian police are probing the hacking of the ‘Slobodna Dalmacija’ website, where hackers replaced content with pro-Russian articles on Ukraine.

Media and Politics

Bulgarian Journalists, Citizens Threatened by Russia's Military Censorship Legislation

Association of European Journalists: "Bulgarian journalists and citizens are also threatened by the new Russian legislation, which is implementing military censorship."

Media and Politics

PPF Group and CME Media Enterprises announce agreement to acquire RTL Croatia

PPF Group announced that its subsidiary CME Media Enterprises has signed an agreement with RTL Group Central & Eastern Europe to acquire 100 percent of RTL Hrvatska.

Media and Politics

Influential MPs in Bulgaria threaten journalists with severe punishments

Proposals for tougher criminal liability for journalists’ articles, made by influential ruling coalition lawmakers.

Media and Politics

Kosovo Public Broadcaster Board Sacks Director for Negligence

The newly elected board of the Kosovo public broadcaster, Radio Television of Kosovo, RTK, has dismissed Ngadhnjim Kastrati as director for not performing his duties effectively and for violating RTK law.

Media and Politics

Prominent Bulgarian investigative journalist threatened with assassination

Western special service has warned Bulgarian investigative journalist of the imminent threat of an assassination attempt, on Bulgarian territory after the last publication on Chobanov’s investigative website BIRD.bg.