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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

United Group names new CEOs of Bulgaria's Vivacom, Nova Broadcasting Group

The new CEO of Nova Broadcasting Group will be Dirk Gerkens, currently director for programming, production and advertising sales at United Media.

Legislation and Regulations

EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly to protect journalists from SLAPPs

The European Parliament endorsed a resolution to protect journalists from abusive lawsuits - SLAPPs.

Media and Politics

Moldovan Journalists Win Free Speech Case at European Court

The RISE Moldova investigative media outlet won a lawsuit against the Moldovan state.

Journalism and Media business

Croatian radio documentary wins silver award at New York Festivals Radio Awards

Croatian radio documentary wins silver award at New York Festivals Radio Awards

Media and Politics

Five Months Later: Albanian Government Has “Indicated” They Won’t Pass Media Law in Current State

The passing of the anti-defamation law is still in question.

Media and Politics

Bulgarian TV Accused of Favouring GERB in Election Coverage

Bulgaria's national broadcaster didn't provide unbiased coverage in the July elections.

Media and Politics

Parliament Relieves Bačić of His Duties as HRT Director-General

Dismissal of Kazimir Bačić by parliament. Prior his dismissal Bačić was arrested on suspicion of graft.

Media and Politics

Kosovo Parliament Dismisses Board of Public Broadcaster

The majority in Kosovo’s parliament dismissed all members of the public broadcaster RTK.

Legislation and Regulations

EU criticises Albania’s new media authority chief

Concern was raised regarding the political impartiality of the new members and chief of Albania’s main media regulatory body.

Media and Politics

Reporters without Borders (RSF): Press Freedom Deteriorates in World While Croatia Sees Progress

According to the RSF Index for 2021 the media situation in Croatia has improved.