Self-censorship in BiH: Choosing a topic in accordance with editorial policy


Experiences of journalists working in the newsrooms in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate that editorial policy of the media outlet and in(direct) pressure of political and economic elite create an atmosphere in which it has been cleared up what are preferred topics and figures, and what are those that journalists shouldn’t write about.

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Through the painting of ruins towards a different Mostar


Street art is a medium of expression, it's a medium engaged in the public space policies, but also in the policy of the place and specific context of that place. In this post-conflict and disunited city in Bosnia, street art has been changing the pulse of the city by placing the issues of reality, but also the potential for change, on visible locations. On the walls.

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Nationalist rhetoric for the more efficient intimidation of journalists


The latest threats to journalists in Serbia are a logical sequence of dynamics unfolding over the past few years. Representatives of the government, pro-government media and bots in the social networks wholeheartedly try to discredit opponents, and are increasingly recurring to nationalistic insults and death threats to do so. Dino Jahić analyzes the case of the recent threats targeting journalists Dinko Gruhonjić and Nedim Sejdinović.

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Journalism in Turkey: my days in jail after the coup


The attempted coup of July 15 and its harsh impact on Turkish media and journalists. An editorial by Bulent Mumay, of one of the journalists arrested in those days and later released

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Finland as journalistic utopia


Finland has a prolific media market, sound laws, transparent governance and independent journalists. Lidija Pisker talks to her Finnish colleagues to find out what it's like being a journalist in a country ranked as number one on World Press Freedom Index.

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Moldova: foreign broadcasters banned


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

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With tabloid against common sense


It is difficult to talk about media freedom when many journalists do not dare to ask questions in a press conference. Those among them who are brave enough to explore and publish information about the most powerful people in Serbia often end up on the tabloid front pages and are considered enemies of the state.

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Raid against Croatian media: Who is next?


Newly enthroned ultraconservative government of Croatia sees free public as a rebellious gang that should be pacified by eliminating it’s “general headquarters” – the media. This is evidenced by the fact that Mirjana Rakic, president of the Council for Electronic Media, offered her resignation.

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Journalists need stronger police protection


Attacks on N1 and FTV journalists are the latest examples of threats to media freedom, and once again these attacks bear witness to inadequate efforts of police and judicial authorities to protect media workers.

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(Too) great expectations: Humor – media – politics


The number of recipients interested in satirical media content is growing. If the free and professional media reporting is endangered, many believe that satirical news could be one solution.

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