Media Freedom

OSCE: Kosovo neads a commission on murdered and missing journalists


An OSCE conference on safety of the media in South-Eastern Europe adopted several recommendations, including the creation of a commission to investigate cases of murdered and missing journalists in Kosovo

European Parliament: MEPs call for EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers


An “effective and comprehensive European whistle-blower protection programme” should be proposed “immediately” by the EU Commission, urges European Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday

Hürriyet daily censors Orhan Pamuk "No" to constitutional referendum


Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk confirmed that Hürriyet newspaper censored his interview in which he declared that he would vote “no” in constitutional amendment referendum

CoE Commissioner Nils Muižnieks urges to strengthen public service broadcasting in Kosovo


The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, is encouraging Kosovo authorities to safeguard media freedom in the country following his four-day mission to Kosovo. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the Journalist’s Association of Kosovo (AGK) welcome the preliminary conclusions

Croatia and the access to public information


An interview to Barbara Matejcic, freelance journalist in Croatia

Albania and the access to public information


An interview to Rudina Hoxha, Editor, FOLLOW BUSINESS ALBANIA

Slovenia and the access to public information


An interview to Sonja Merljak, reporter with the Slovenian daily ’Delo’

Serbia and the access to public information


An interview to Milorad Ivanovic, Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Serbia

2016 annus horribilis. Beaten the record of number of journalists killed


The massacre of journalists continues unabated. Probably, 2016 will be remembered as one of the bloodiest years of the last two decades. But it is very hard to gauge how many actually have lost their lives while they were engaged in spreading information of public interest, and thus exercising a fundamental right

Media ownership concentration and crisis in Romania


Despite appearing diverse with its hundreds of news outlets, Romania’s media landscape is actually controlled by a handful of magnates. With many of them facing criminal charges, the future of journalism in this EU country becomes even more uncertain