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Latest news on current media developments in South East Europe

Bulgaria: the media, law, and freedom of information

Source: .balcanicaucaso.org

In an interview Nelly Ognyanova, a leading Bulgarian expert on media law, discusses the legislative factors that define the working framework of journalism in the country.

Montenegro: Media freedom assessed by international experts

Source: safejournalists.net

Judging by the recently published index of media freedom, the Montenegrin media community has a reason for optimism. Out of 180 countries ranked in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, Montenegro ranked 63rd and moved to the top of the table for the first time.

Albanian ‘Ministry of Propaganda’: Where we are today?

Source: ipi.media

Following his reelection for a third mandate in April 2021, the first decision of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s new government was to create the Media and Information Agency (MIA), dubbed the ‘Ministry of Propaganda’ by critics.

Euronews Bulgaria launches

Source: broadbandtvnews.com

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

RSF Responds After Albanian Prime Minister Dismisses World Press Freedom Index

Source: exit.al

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.

HND Says Terror With SLAPP Lawsuits Against Reporters Continues, Protest Possible

Source: total-croatia-news.com

Croatian Journalists Association (HND) president Hrvoje Zovko warned that terror with SLAPP lawsuits against reporters and media in Croatia continued as one of the forms of intimidation and financial ruin, and that the HND would organise a protest if nothing changed.

Kastrati Group Acquires Majority of Stakes for Euronews Albania, Kosovo, N. Macedonia

Source: exit.al

One of the largest companies in Albania, Kastrati announced in a press release its acquisition of sixty per cent stakes of Intermedia Group which owns franchises for the three Western Balkan countries.

BH Journalists: The Assembly and the Government of Canton Sarajevo must stop the political pressure on TVSA!

Source: bhnovinari.ba

The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists Association demands from the Assembly and the Government of Canton Sarajevo to prevent and sanction any kind of political pressure and attempts to influence the editorial policy and programming of Television Sarajevo (TVSA).

Albania's Balfin acquires Scan TV

Source: seenews.com

Albanian investment group Balfin has acquired local broadcaster Scan TV, which covers financial, industrial and real estate news in the country.

CINS:”Political parties paid 8 billion dinars from state budget in last six years”

Source: www.serbianmonitor.com

The Serbian Center for Investigative Journalism (CINS) has created a data base showing financing of political parties and groups, while allowing users to track the money political parties receive.