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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

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

EU-Turkey Agreement: an appeal to the European Court of Justice


Access Info Europe, a Madrid-based organization promoting access to information, filed a petition to the European Court of Justice asking the disclosure of the legal details of the EU-Turkey deal on migration

Hungary, after the referendum

07/11/2016 -  Marzia Bona

After a controversial and divisive referendum, what is the outlook for Hungary and the region on the subject of refugees? We interviewed Gábor Gyulai, of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

Kelebija, transit area

29/09/2016 -  Marzia Bona Kelebija

On the border between Serbia and Hungary, the situation is dramatic. Thousands of people, crammed into makeshift camps, are waiting to cross the border into the EU. Reportage

Moldova: foreign broadcasters banned


The reform of the Broadcasting Code in Moldova threatens to affect media pluralism in the country

Brexit: the consequences for the EU enlargement

27/06/2016 -  Marzia Bona

The results of the referendum held in the UK will have significant consequences for the process of European integration of the South-Eastern European countries

Greece: media and migration

03/06/2016 -  Marzia Bona

How to report on migration? How to respect the rights of asylum seekers, refugees, and minorities? The case of Greece and the proposal of the "Charter of Idomeni"

First Winners of the EU Award for Investigative Journalism announced


The EU Award for Investigative Journalism has been granted so far in Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia, acknowledging investigations on corruption and social exclusion