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Seemo: “Humiliation” in the Criminal Code, a step to silence journalists


The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) demands from the Croatian authorities to remove "humiliation" from the Criminal Code

Global campaign to free jailed journalists under way


The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) launched on April 4th a global online campaign, "30 Days for Freedom", to highlight the plight of imprisoned journalists across the world

Seemo: after 20 years no arrest for the murder of Dada Vujasinovic


Serbian journalist Radislava Dada Vujasinovic, freelancer and contributor to the Belgrade magazine Duga, was murdered 20 years ago, on 8 April 1994. Till today no one was arrested

UN report highlights downsides of technological progress on freedom of expression


While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom of expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in the form of Internet censorship, filtering, blocking, and surveillance, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned on March 25th

Bulgarian journalist's car set on fire… again


The car of Bulgarian journalist Genka Shikerova, the co-host of the morning talk show on Sofia-based privately owned national bTV television channel, was set on fire on April 2nd. This was a déjà vu for the journalist, whose previous vehicle was also set alight in an identical incident less than seven months ago.

Macedonian investigative journalists develop a database on media ownership

27/03/2014 is a new web database developed by Macedonian investigative journalists with the aim of tracing the hidden patterns of media ownership structures

Challenging the Twitter access ban in Turkey


There are no legal grounds for the blocking of open online dialogue. The official Twitter position on banning access to its platform in Turkey

International watchdogs slam Turkey's Twitter closure move


The Turkish authorities' move on March 20th to cut citizens' access to Twitter sparked a wave of criticism from international organisations, rights groups and media watchdogs. Viewing the measure as a further setback for freedom of expression in the country, they urged Ankara to lift the ban immediately

Balkan journalists among European Press Prize 2013 winners


Every year, the European Press Prize salutes and encourages the highest achievements in European journalism. Two journalists from the Balkans among the winners of 2013 edition

SEEMO decries pressure on media in Croatia


The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), said on the twelfth of March that it was worried about a number of recent incidents of pressure on journalists and media in Croatia