Media News

Latest news on current media developments in South East Europe

Croatia’s Cable TV Provider Condemned for Taking N1 Off Air

Source: BalkanInsight.com

Media freedom advocates in Croatia have slated the cable television provider's decision to pull the plug on the popular and provocative N1 TV station – some calling it a deliberate move to silence a critical voice.

Albania Fails with Media Literacy and Fake News Resilience

Source: Exit.al

Albania has ranked as one of the worst-performing countries on the European continent in terms of media literacy in the Media Literacy Index for 2021 compiled by the European Policies Initiative of the Open Society Institute in Sofia.

Picula: Media freedom in Montenegro needs to be improved

Source: europeanwesternbalkans.com

The situation in the area of freedom and independence of the media in Montenegro is worrying, and it must be improved, said the Rapporteur of the European Parliament for Montenegro, Tonino Picula .

Serbia Should Focus on Human Rights, Democracy, and Media Freedom

Source: Exit.al

Serbia needs to prioritize the protection of human rights, democracy, inclusivity, media freedom, and an independent justice system, according to the Council of Europe.

Ministry of Culture and Media: "We Condemn All Violence, Clearer Procedures Needed"

Source: Total-croatia-news.com

The Ministry of Culture and Media said, commenting of the dismissal of HRT reporter Hrvoje Zovko, that it condemned all forms of violence and abuse and advocated clearer procedures and equal treatment in all cases of suspected violence.

Proposals Made To Tackle 'Dire' Press-Freedom Situation In Bulgaria

Source: rferl.org

Reporters Without Borders has published 10 recommendations on how to address the "dire" situation of press freedom in Bulgaria.

Serbian Pro-Govt Media’s ‘Shameless’ Campaign Against KRIK Condemned

Source: BalkanInsight.com

Civil rights organisation has denounced Serbia's pro-government media for trying to discredit the respected investigative media portal KRIK by linking it to a notorious crime gang.

Tanjug news agency no longer exists

Source: serbianmonitor.com

The oldest press agency in the country, Tanjug, has been sold to the Tačno Company, following a government decision, and has been deleted from the relevant registry of the Agency of Business Registers.

New Croatian Copyright Law ‘Reduces Journalists’ Rights’: Unions

Source: BalkanInsight.com

Journalists' organisations in Croatia warned that impending changes of copyright legislation work in favour of publishers and could deprive journalists of rights and potential income.

Bulgarian National Television Now Available in Northern Macedonia

Source: Novinite.com

Channel BNT4 of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) is now available in Northern Macedonia.