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Journalist with RTV Dukajini in Kosovo Receives Death Threats


Journalist and managing director of RTV Dukagjini in Kosovo has received serious threats from a number of individuals on social media. Several of these included threats against his life.

AJK strongly condemns the offensive language of former Prime Minister Haradinaj towards journalists


The Association of Journalists of Kosovo, considers the language used by the leader of AAK and former Prime Minister of the country, Ramush Haradinaj, towards journalists unacceptable.

Albanian Broadcast Media in the Hands of a Few Families


Albanian media is notorious for being owned by individuals with little experience in the media. Reporters Without Borders noted that Albanian media is in the hands of a few family-owned groups that dominate the media landscape.

Media bodies in Bulgaria condemn police violence against journalists at anti-government protests

Source: SofiaGlobe

Media associations in Bulgaria have condemned assaults and teargassing of journalists by police during the anti-government protests in the country’s capital city Sofia.

North Macedonia’s Media Awaits Reforms Under New Govt

Source: BalkanInsight

The platform of North Macedonia’s new government emphasises media reforms and the fight against fake news – but omits some important former promises.

Media Freedom Rapid Reaction (MFRR) Concerned Over Journalists' Defamation In Montenegro


Partners of the Media Freedom Rapid Reaction Mechanism (MFRR), and media freedom organisations have expressed concern over journalists defamation in Montenegro on the internet.

State-owned company in Serbia financed pro-government media, opposition claims

Source: EuropeanWesternBalkans

Opposition politicians claim, that the state-owned telecommunications company Telekom Srbija has been used to transfer taxpayers money to the accounts of companies owned by media moguls supporting the ruling Serbian Progressive Party.

Journalism, Activism Combine to Preserve Riches of Ancient Romanian Port

Source: BalkanInsight

In the Black Sea port of Constanta, two journalists are leading the fight to preserve the city’s rich architectural heritage.

Kosovo: AJK concerned about establishment of a new television by political party

Source: AJK

Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK), with concern has accepted the opening of the new online television, TVV, established by the political party Lëvizja Vetëvendosje.

Prosecutors seize assets of Romanian media group owner

Source: Romania-Insider

Prosecutors of the Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) seized the assets of local businessman Cristian Burci, the owner of a media group including Prima TV and Adevarul daily.