Verbal Attacks on Journalists – recurrent and without any consequence

Attacks against Kosovo journalists, to a large extent, remain unsolved. Author: Suada Qorraj / Photo: Pixabay On the night of June 13, 2020, an attempt was made to burn the car of Shkumbin Kajtazi, owner of “Jepi Zë” news portal. Four months later, in October of the same year, there were six shots fired at […]

On Unfamiliar Terms with Information Security

For a well-trained hacker, an attack on most independent media in Serbia would not be unfeasible. What the consequences could be depends not only on the ability of the attacker, but also on the digital hygiene of the media. Author: Filip Mirilović / Photo: Pixabay As the media is becoming increasingly digitized today, so is […]

No Penalties for Negative Comments on Social Networks of Montenegrin Media

In Montenegro there is no legal responsibility of media outlets for comments. Author: Teodora Đurnić / Photo: Pixabay At the moment, in Montenegro there is no legal responsibility of media outlets for comments on their social networks, so it is often debated whose responsibility it is to remove such comments. Since the Law on Media […]

Legal Framework on Transparency of Media Ownership on Hold

There is no progress in the legal regulation of the transparency of media ownership. Author: Kristina Gadže / Photo: Pixabay The law on transparency of media ownership has not yet been adopted despite the recommendations of the European Union (EU) and the efforts of civil society. The ownership structure can influence the editorial policies of […]

There are very highly polarized media in Serbia

Rade Djuric is an expert in the field of budget spending, anti-corruption and media. He has been part of the Independent Association of Journalists since 2020. In his 16-year-long career, Djuric was an associate of Transparency International, Transparency Serbia, GIZ, OSCE and other international organizations. Today, he is a member of the Permanent Working Group […]

Petković: Journalists in Slovenia are facing political pressure

Brankica Petković is Head of the Center for Media Policy at the Peace Institute in Ljubljana. She has been working at the Peace Institute since 2001. Her work is focused on monitoring, policy research, advocacy, training/education and publishing activities in the field of media accountability, access of minority groups and citizens to the media, media […]

Robert Todoroski: Practicing good cyber hygiene

Robert Todoroski has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry. He dedicated the last couple of years of his career to helping media outlets and civil society organizations combat cyberattacks and minimize threats. He held the master class on security on the first day of the conference. Author: Filip Mirilović / Photo: Vanja […]