Jovo Martinović is a Montenegrin investigative journalist who covers organized crime. Charged with drug trafficking, he spent 14 months in jail. His trial is going on. A portrait of an inconvenient journalist.
What is “fake news” and how can we distinguish it from “real news”? An interview by Radio Student with 4 members of the new European Commission High Level Group on fake news and online disinformation. All of the guests agreed on the fact that censorship in any form must be avoided and that emphasis should be given to readers education and media literacy. The broadcasts goes on with the debate among 5 members of Radio Student's political desk who wonder about how the term “fake news” evolved in the last year and a half and how it can be abused.
The main Romanian publishing groups are linked to political parties. In the last months, several journalists have resigned due to political pressure. An interview with the investigative journalist Cătălin Prisacariu, who struggles to maintain his independence: “Being honest in Romania is also a matter of luck”.
Jason-Antigone is a non-binary transgender person, and his face appeared on a newspaper that urged violence against members of the LGBTQI+ community. That day “Eleftheri Ora” sold 2700 issues, a bit higher than its usual rates.
In these days TV Pink has launched a media campaign against Tamara Skrozza: an independent journalist who pointed out that TV appearances of President Vučić's party leaders are significantly higher than those of opposition representatives.
More and more often in Albania journalists who cover the topic of poverty approach poor families with gifts, food, clothes ... just to have a good reportage. Behind what may look as a sensitive journalism, attentive to the most vulnerable groups in society, there is exploitation, a bad journalism.
Serbia's President Aleksandar Vučić was upset for originally not being invited for the talks with the delegation of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) during its visit to Belgrade. Upon intervention from his cabinet, the meeting was arranged: Vučić saw it as an opportunity to personally explain the state of media and freedom of expression in the country and particularly to present himself as a victim of national media. However, according to what the delegation stated, EFJ had not been especially impressed by claims about media threats to the Chief of State.
More than written articles, photography can create and spread a “fake reality”. What’s the power of photography in journalism? In this article for Media Centar, Saida Mustajbegovic analyze the dangerous aspect of “fake photography” and how it can lead to misunderstanding and wrong interpretation among readers.