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Marzia Bona

Marzia Bona - Editor and Researcher

MA Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe and the Balkans at the University of Bologna. Between 2010 and 2013 she spent a research and working period in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She worked as an academic tutor at the European MA program in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe, based in Sarajevo. Her fields of expertise include human rights, gender studies and cultural policies in the Balkans. From May 2015 to April 2017 she is responsible for the Resource Centre on Media Freedom within the project "European Center for Press and Media Freedom".

Articles by Marzia Bona

Europeans at the cinema, from East to West

20/02/2018 -  Marzia Bona

European cinema-going habits vary significantly: a look at the current divide between Western and Eastern Europe

Hate speech: what it is and how to contrast it

01/02/2018 -  Marzia BonaIrene DioliLorenzo FerrariFazıla MatNicola PedrazziRossella Vignola Valentina Vivona

As hate speech is being debated more and more both online and offline, we decided to devote a special dossier to it, building on the materials of the Resource Centre on Press and Media Freedom in Europe.

Femicide: the numbers in Europe

28/11/2017 -  Alberto BurbaMarzia Bona

Regardless of the law, cases of femicide still fill the news in Europe: this worrying subject continues to arouse the interest of the media and international institutions, including in South East Europe

Not only Erasmus. Where and why European students move abroad

13/10/2017 -  Marzia BonaLorenzo Ferrari

Many South-East European students enroll in foreign universities, but for most of them leaving the region remains only a dream

What happens to our holiday garbage?

13/09/2017 -  Marzia BonaLorenzo Ferrari

In tourist areas across Europe, the waste generated by tourism is managed by recycling and disposal systems that are often inefficient. An overview of the situation in South-East Europe

Political instability in the Balkans: the remedies are long-term

11/07/2017 -  Marzia BonaFrancesco Martino

Experts increasingly warn about the serious risks stemming from the consolidation of a vicious “stabilitocracy”. The focus of European and Western interests in the Balkans shifted from democratisation and human rights to security issues

In memory of Costas Efimeros


Last Tuesday, Greece lost a brave journalist and citizen. The Greek journalist Costas Efimeros died, following a heart attack, at the age of 42

Novosti under attack

24/02/2017 -  Marzia Bona

A campaign launched by conservative organization “In the name of the family” threatens to shut down the magazine Novosti, example of pluralism and quality journalism in Croatia

Serbia needs to investigate asylum seekers push backs

11/01/2017 -  Marzia Bona

A refugee family forced by the police to get off a bus and abandoned in a forest at a temperature of 11 degrees below zero, near the border with Bulgaria. An attempt of illegal expulsion?

Media freedom and the protection of journalists in the Western Balkans


Recently established, the regional platform for media freedom in the Western Balkans warns about the increased use of physical violence as a tool of intimidation against journalists