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Latest news on current media developments in South East Europe

The City Administration of Mostar must provide media with direct coverage of the mayoral election

Source: Safejournalists.net

The Steering Committee of the BH Journalists' Association demands from the City Council of Mostar to allow journalists and media professionals to observe the Council session and the election of the Mayor of Mostar directly, and not through the internet, respecting fully the working conditions for all media in accordance with international standards of media freedom.

CEDEM: Half of Montenegrin citizens do not trust the media

Source: Safejournalists.net

Results of the "Research on media and media freedoms”, organized by the Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) within the project “Strengthening the capacity of local media to report on human and minority rights” show, that almost 60 percent of citizens in Montenegro think that media freedoms in Montenegro are at a low or very low level, while half of them think that the position of journalists is more or less bad.

BNT launches online playlists for listening to news

Source: BNT

Since the beginning of February, BNT has launched a completely new and innovative functionality on its news site. "Listen to the news today" is a unique technology for the Bulgarian online space, developed on the basis of artificial intelligence, with which the users of the public service broadcaster’s website - bntnews.bg and the news application BNT NEWS, have the opportunity to listen to the latest news of the day.

Dragan Bujosevic re-elected General Director of RTS

Source: B92

Management Board of the Public Media Broadcaster RTS appointed Dragan Bujošević as the General Director of the Radio-Television of Serbia by a majority of votes

SNS officials who are in Telekom Serbia’s Board of Directors

Source: Serbianmonitor.com

The Board of Directors of Telekom Serbia has recently approved the contract between Telekom Serbia and Telenor, which many media experts have assessed as exerting political pressure on the competition in the telecommunication sector.

International mission is assessing the state of media freedom in Serbia

Source: Europeanjournalists.org

An online international mission to assess the state of media freedom and the safety of journalists in Serbia is taking place from 28 January to 1 February 2021.

New player shakes up Bulgarian media landscape

Source: Euractiv.com

United Group, a leading multi-play telecoms and media provider in South-East Europe, has bought a large chunk of the Bulgarian media.

Euronews to widen its reach with the launch of Euronews Romania - a new independent channel

Source: Euronews.com

Europe's leading international news channel has announced its latest venture to reach across the continent with a brand new independent channel in Romania.

Regulator Receives No Complaint about Electronic Media Coverage of Quakes

Source: Total-croatia-news.com

Croatia: The Electronic Media Council has not received any complaint about reports of TV stations, radio stations and other electronic media broadcasters about the quakes and the aftermath of those quakes that happened in 2020.

RO media gets EUR 15.7 mln from Govt. to promote COVID-19 safety measures

Source: Romania-insider.com

Romania’s Government has paid RON 76.4 mln (EUR 15.7 mln) to local media companies in the second half of 2020 to promote the safety measures aimed at limiting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.