As the Covid-19 pandemic undermines journalism at a growing pace, the Forum on Information and Democracy is publishing its recommendations under the title A New Deal for Journalism. The report presents a plan to guarantee up to 0.1% of GDP a year into journalism to safeguard its social function for the future.
11. jun 2021.
11. jun 2021.
Veran Matić, Chairman of the Commission for investigating the killings of journalists, regarding the murder of journalist Milan Pantić, 20 years later
When I speak about resolving the case of the murdered colleague, journalist Milan Pantić, in this case I find it hard to see the individual as the exclusive executor, and the concrete privatization as a motive for his liquidation. Since 2000s onwards, in all processes of privatization happening in this period of democratic changes, one could see a reflection of the state’s attitude (namely, those of its representatives holding the political power at the time) toward the citizens and society as a whole. Having in mind the predominantly negative undertone of this relation, the question arises whether that particular individual was stronger than the state at the given moment?
09. jun 2021.
Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges respect for judicial independence in Serbia and Montenegro, where decisions by prosecutors general could prevent justice being rendered in emblematic cases involving two investigative journalists whose reporting has annoyed government officials. The judicial authorities must stand up to political pressure, RSF says.
02. jun 2021.
01. jun 2021.
Smear Campaigns, Oligarch Media, and Street Gangs: Serbia’s Embattled Investigative Media Are a Warning to the World
In March, the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, a leading investigative news nonprofit in Serbia, was forced to put its stories on hold for two full weeks to deal with a coordinated smear campaign mounted by pro-government tabloids in Belgrade. In an increasingly common and brazen tactic, outlets that support Serbia’s authoritarian president, Aleksandar Vučić, falsely accused the GIJN member,…
28. maj 2021.
“No advertisers, no money, but millions of readers”: Meduza’s Galina Timchenko on the impact of new ‘foreign agent status
New rules part of effort to undermine independent Russian media
14. maj 2021.
12. maj 2021.
12. maj 2021.
Israeli authorities must ensure that security forces do not harm journalists covering protests, and should investigate attacks by police officers and soldiers who shot journalists with rubber bullets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
06. maj 2021.
30. apr 2021.
Collective action needed to stop domino effect of silencing independent media
19. apr 2021.
12. apr 2021.
The head of the Independent Association of Journalists (NUNS), Zeljko Bodrozic, said Sunday that 22 years after the murder of journalist and owner of "Dnevni Telegraf" and "Evropljanin" Slavko Curuvija, no one has been convicted of that crime.
09. apr 2021.
CNN correspondent among detained for ‘violating public order’
26. mar 2021.
Labelling of journalists in the Assembly continues, media and journalists’ organisations formed a Coalition for Joint Action
Coalition for Media Freedom has warned the public that in the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the campaign against journalists and non-governmental organisations has continued. Dangerous statements of the public officials and accusations against journalists of them running criminal, party and other campaigns against officials in the government only represents a continuation of the deterioration of the Serbia’s media scene.
24. mar 2021.
17. mar 2021.
13. mar 2021.
The International Press Institute (IPI) today joined the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR) in condemning the smear campaign aimed at the Network for Investigation of Crime and Corruption (KRIK) by pro-government media outlets which propagated the baseless and dangerous claim that KRIK has a ‘secret deal’ with Veljko Belivuk, a recently arrested leader of an organised crime group.
12. mar 2021.
Pro-government media in Serbia are attempting to discredit the investigative outlet KRIK by falsely linking it to the suspected leader of a criminal network, the site’s editor-in-chief says.