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Montenegro: sacking of director-general Andrijana Kadija renews political interference in public broadcaster


A new alarm has been raised about the politicization of public service media in Montenegro (Radiotelevizija Crne Gore, RTCG), following the dismissal of director general, Andrijana Kadija

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Global campaign launches with call to subscribe to secular daily Cumhuriyet

Montenegro: journalist Olivera Lakić attacked

18/05/2018 -  Damira Kalač Podgorica

Olivera Lakić, investigative journalist from the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was shot and wounded in front of her house, in the same place where she was beaten up six years ago. It's not easy to be a journalist in Montenegro

A Wikipedia online contest on Media Freedom


On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, which is celebrated today, OBCT launches an online contest to translate and improve articles on media freedom on Wikipedia

Dossier: Freedom of the press in Bulgaria

03/05/2018 -  Nicola PedrazziFazıla MatValentina Vivona

Dangerous entanglements between media, politics and business in the country in charge of the Presidency of the Council of the EU

Media in Bulgaria: euphoria, crisis and corruption

02/05/2018 -  Valentina Vivona

A talk with Dr. Lada Trifonova Price from Sheffield Hallam University on the state of information in Bulgaria, native country of hers on which she has focused her research

Cumhuriyet trial: the crime is journalism


OBCT signs a joint statement to call on the institutions of the Council of Europe to remind Turkey of its international obligation to respect human rights

Albanian Media: many, not plural

23/04/2018 -  Gjergj Erebara

A new study reveals the concentration of the media in Albania in the hands of a few owners – inevitably undermining pluralism in the market

Bulgaria, freedom of the press at the time of the EU presidency

20/04/2018 -  Francesco Martino Sofia

Bulgaria currently holds its first, historic presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU: in these very same months, however, the main international observers have continued to place the country as the last in Europe for freedom of the media

EU-Turkey Summit in Bulgaria: symbolic accreditation issued for jailed Turkish journalists


Days ahead of the EU-Turkey summit in Varna (Bulgaria), the Bulgarian section of the Association of European Journalists held a symbolic action in solidarity with media professionals currently detained in Turkey, demanding their immediate release