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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

Croatia: the attack against journalist Ante Tomić and the disconcerting reaction of the Minister of Culture


After the attack against journalist Ante Tomić, the controversial reaction by the Minister of Culture sparks concern in Croatia as the Minister recalls the “responsibility for words spoken and written in public”

Journalists visiting Diyarbakır: "We are here to remove disinformation"


Journalists in the second group of News Watch have met with Diyarbakır Bar Deputy President, Ahmet Özmen and Bar Administrative Board members

Journalists’ solidarity in Kosovo: the RTK case

13/01/2016 -  Marzia Bona

A public campaign launched by RTK journalists against censorship and political interference in the national broadcaster achieved positive results. OBC interviewed Shkumbin Ahmetxhekaj, editor at RTK, who took part to the campaign

Resource Centre: a toolbox for media freedom

17/12/2015 -  Marzia Bona

A new online platform was developed by OBC and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). The platform enables journalists, policy makers, scholars, and citizens to access updated materials on media freedom and pluralism in Europe

Greece: Journalists arrested, accused of taking photos in court

25/11/2015 -  Marzia Bona

Two journalists from Italy and the USA have been arrested in the city of Polygyros and accused of taking photos of a trial inside a court room without permission, which is prohibited according to Greek law

Cenzolovka, in memory of Slavko Ćuruvija

10/11/2015 -  Marzia Bona

The Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation was established in November 2013 in Belgrade with the aim to preserve the heritage of the journalist murdered in 1999, and advance media freedom in Serbia. OBC interviews its executive director Ilir Gaši

European campaign against hate speech

23/09/2015 and the European Federation of Journalists launched the European campaign #nohatespeech, with a petition banning the promoters of online hate speech

Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers


A decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on 16th September, bans 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine for one year

Trento: transnational civilian intervention in conflict areas


In the frame of the annual Conference of the Italian Standing Group on International Relations, OBC will chair the panel "Transnational civilian intervention in conflict areas: from global civil society to jihadism". People interested in presenting a paper at the 2015 SGRI Conference are invited to send a short abstract to by May 15, 2015

Slovenia: the media market challenges

19/08/2014 -  Marzia Bona

Slovenian media market is assessed as free by the main international watchdogs, although under a strong State influence and lacking strategic private ownership. An interview with Marko Milosavljević, Head of the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lubiana