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Latest news on current media developments in South East Europe

Euronews Serbia to begin broadcasting

Source: euractiv.com

The Euronews Serbia media group announced that it was beginning to broadcast through Pay TV platforms.

N1 Belgrade Jelena Zoric presented 4th award for investigative journalism

Source: rs.n1info.com

Jelena Zoric, N1 Belgrade TV reporter, received the Independent Association of Serbia’s Journalists (NUNS) ‘Dejan Anastasijevic’ award for her achievements in investigative journalism.

Albanian Court Overrules Decision to Seize Journalists’ Equipment following ECHR Ruling

Source: exit.al

The Special Appeal Court in Tirana has overruled a first instance court order for the seizure of equipment of Lapsi.al media outlet following their revelation of a data leak of more than 910,000 Albanian citizens’ personal data, allegedly used by the Socialist Party.

Croatian President Condemned for Rant Against HRT Reporters

Source: balkaninsight.com

President Milanovic has been slated by unions for sparring with public broadcaster reporters in the city of Split, where he accused them of being tricksters and political 'mercenaries'.

We do not need a replay of paid public media campaigns

Source: safejournalists.net

The Association of Journalists of Macedonia, the Independent Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers, the Macedonian Institute for Media and the Council of Media Ethics of Macedonia are reacting to the government’s public announcement to amend the legislation that will end the ban on advertising in the media by public institutions (Article 102 of LAAMS).

Kosovo Media Criticise Call for State Regulation of Online Content

Source: balkaninsight.com

Proposals to regulate 'toxic' online media content by law have drawn concern from the Press Council of Kosovo and the Association of Journalists of Kosovo, which have described the initiative as 'harmful'.

Seizure Order Against Albanian News Portal Condemned

Source: balkaninsight.com

Freedom of speech experts say court order to seize the equipment of the Lapsi media outlet – which exposed the existence of a secret voters' database – is just another attempt by Albania's authorities to intimidate journalists.

Albanian Television Media Violates Law in Biased Coverage of Election Campaign

Source: exit.al

Data from the Audiovisual Media Authority has confirmed that television stations in Albania have largely broken the law by giving preference to the ruling Socialist Party during the first two weeks of the electoral campaign.

Bulgarian media least free in EU, SEE amid smear campaigns, state harassment - RSF

Source: seenews.com

RSF: Bulgarian media are still the least free in the EU and in South East Europe as the few outspoken journalists are victims of smear campaigns, harassment by the state, intimidation and violence.

Kosovo Falls Eight Places in the World Press Freedom Index

Source: exit.al

Kosovo marked a decrease of eight places in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index for 2021.