Earlier this month, the latest Freedom House report on the state of democracy in former communist countries concluded that Serbia, together with Montenegro and Hungary, can no longer be regarded as a democracy.
07. maj 2020.
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17. apr 2020.
Some governments, as well as other actors, abuse the sanitary emergency to violate press freedom. Their actions range from repressive laws, allowing arbitrary prosecutions, to hate campaigns against critical journalists, says Pavol Szalai, a new Head of European Union & Balkans Desk of Reporters Without Borders.
03. apr 2020.
16. feb 2020.
Recent changes made in Serbia’s regulatory body for electronic media appear to be only cosmetic and designed to satisfy international officials while not really changing anything essential in the media landscape, media expert Smiljana Milinkov told N1 on Sunday.
20. nov 2019.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Serbian government to stop supporting and instead publicly condemn attempts to intimidate N1, Serbia’s only major independent TV channel, whose journalists have been subjected to repeated, systematic defamatory attacks by the government and pro-government media in recent weeks.
06. okt 2019.
25. sep 2019.
Populists emphasize domestic isolationism and security over all else, including and especially freedom of the media and expression. This framing puts our safety and our freedoms at odds, when actually, we can't have one without the other, and positions journalists and media workers as a threat to that safety, says Jennifer Adams, international expert focused on protection of female journalists on the Internet
17. sep 2019.
Journalists are increasingly the target of insults or threats from individuals or groups online, which can have physical impacts and should no longer be seen as separate from the offline world. The goal of the harassment? Censorship. And women bear the brunt of the abuse, which is usually gendered and sexualised. In this episode: Ceyda Karan, Turkish journalist, Marija Vucic, Serbian journalist with KRIK Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, Nighat Dad, lawyer, founder of the Digital Rights Foundation in Pakistan, and Viktorya Vilk, manager of special projects, Free Expression Programmes, PEN America
12. sep 2019.
09. jul 2019.
09. jul 2019.
The argument could be made that the system right now is out of balance; that our tradition of tolerance doesn’t quite know what to do with this new situation where the President makes statements that are inflammatory, says Sandra Coliver for Cenzolovka. Coliver is a world-renowned expert for freedom of media and expression, and in this interview, she talks about an extraordinary protections of speech in the U.S. guaranteed by the First Amendment.
30. jun 2019.
Journalist followed and intimidated in front of her home and at work, only for a hacker attack to follow against the portal for which she writes
30. jun 2019.
Dragoljub Simonovic, former president of the Belgrade suburban municipality of Grocka and an official of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), has sued Željko Matorčević, editor of local portal Zig info, for a ninth time.
30. jun 2019.
Lawyers of television company N1 have submitted a criminal complaint to the Higher Public Prosecution Office in Belgrade's Department for Combatting High-Tech Crime against Deputy Belgrade Mayor Goran Vesić, who they accuse of having committed the criminal act of violating the confidentiality of letters and other shipments.
25. jun 2019.
The owner of N1, one of the few remaining mainstream independent media outlets in Serbia, says media plurality in the EU accession candidate country is subject to “slow strangulation," the Beta news agency carried on Monday an interview intellinews.com had with Aleksandra Subotic, the United Group CEO.
17. jun 2019.
Media companies in Serbia are finding it increasingly difficult to do their job, with journalists often dubbed “traitors” and “foreign mercenaries”, while President Aleksandar Vučić and the Serbian government are following in the footsteps of Hungary and its Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, according to the report “Freedom and the media: A Downward Spiral”. Freedom House also adds that there has been a noticeable decline in media freedom since Vučić came to power.