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Serbia: Media as the government's megaphone

14/11/2017

According to Beta, Serbian media as well as Serbian citizens are expected to become a kind of megaphone which amplifies and repeats the messages of the leader. The political élite is striving to expel the few media that critically report against it from public communication, and a new discipline is being developed in the form of direct disruption of communication of oppositional representatives.

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Serbia: Working group for new media strategy left without media representatives

24/10/2017

Dissatisfied with the way of drafting the new Media Strategy, whose text was supposed to be completed and put up for public debate, representatives of journalist and media associations have withdrawn from the working group of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia. Leading journalist associations are calling for the formation of a new working group and for including experts and the civil society in it.

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New storm on Serbia's media scene, upcoming EFJ mission

18/10/2017

Media and journalist associations have assessed that the statement of Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, who stated that there was no objective journalism in Serbia, was unfounded, cynical and frivolous, and called for a dialogue about unbiased journalism. The deterioration of the media landscape in Serbia is garnering increased attention abroad and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) decided to send an international mission to Serbia to help to improve freedom of expression and media freedoms.

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Serbia: black screens against media darkness

02/10/2017

Media outlets that are not under the direct influence of the government and numerous portals and websites of non-governmental organizations have blackened their websites for an hour to draw the public’s attention to the fact that media freedom in Serbia is in its death throes.

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Endangering media freedoms in Serbia

25/09/2017

Hate speech and threats are a daily occurrence in Serbia, which moved from the political scene to the media scene, particularly against the media outlets which practice investigative journalism and point toward irregularities in enforcement of regulation and the people behind it, who go unpunished.

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Montenegro, the silence of the public administration

09/03/2017

Montenegro adopted a law on free access to public information 7 years ago, but in many cases the information required is withheld, and no one is sanctioned.

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Croatia: above public opinion

20/02/2017

In Croatia, journalists and citizens have a hard time accessing information which should be of public domain.

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Serbia: The Press Association blames draconian solutions and automatized procedures in judicial cases where media are parties

02/02/2017

Representatives of Journalists and of media association assessed on 2 February that the case law in disputes with media is unequal, the procedures are automatized and unified and that judges are not committed on cases regarding media.

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Serbia: the hard fight for access to information

27/01/2017

Even though there is a good institutional and legislative framework defending the right to access information of public interest, some crucial issues are still unresolved.

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Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic has won the lawsuit for complaint against the weekly NIN

04/01/2017

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic has won the lawsuit for complaint against the weekly NIN for the text "Nebojsa Stefanovic, the main masked man of Savamala".

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