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Denigrating language towards journalists, Pristina, 02.11.2021

#mekryeministrin Facebook group has continued the smear campaign against journalists. This group which functions in support of the ruling Vetevendosje party and PM Kurti,...

Threats towards the editor-in-chief of “Bota Sot’, Idriz Morina, Pristina, 22.11.2021

The editor-in-chief of the newspaper Bota Sot, Idriz Morina, has received a phone call with threatening messages to him and his family because of...

Actual attack on journalist, Goran Latković, Zagreb, 20.11.2021.

RTL journalist Goran Latković was attacked while reporting from a gathering of opponents of epidemiological measures and COVID certificates in Zagreb on 20th November....

Actual attacks on journalists, Nikolina Zavišić, Zagreb, 20.11.2021.

A group of protesters snatched a microphone from Al Jazeera journalist Nikolina Zavišić in the middle of a live broadcast from a protest against...

Obstruction against Klan Kosova and RTV Dukagjini Team, Pristina, 18.11.2021

Klan Kosova and RTV Dukagjini team, who went to the scene to report live about the armed robbery on the Prishtina-Gjilan district were obstructed...

Attack against the RFE/RL team, North Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

A team of journalists from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was among those attacked by local protesters in north of Kosovo. AJK is alarmed that a...

Attack towards journalist Albulena Rexha, North Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

Albulena Rexha - journalist at Kanal10 ,was attacked during reporting live in North Mitrovica. The Association of Journalists of Kosovo - AJK, is alarmed that...

Albanian and Serbian journalists are attacked in Northern Mitrovica, 13.10.2021

Several journalists of different Albanian media were attacked in the "Bosniak Quarter" in Northern Mitrovica and another incident occurred on the road that leads...

Threats towards the journalists of Gazeta Sinjali, Pristina, 11.10.2021

The journalists of of the news website "Gazeta Sinjali", have been threatened by killing and insulted by relatives of the people who were arrested...

Threatening language toward the journalist, Uran Haxha, Prishtina, 20.09.2021

The branch of the Democratic League of Kosovo - LDK, in Suhareka, has lynched the journalist, Uran Haxha. The branch of the political party LDK...

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First Journalists’ Safety Index presented

PODGORICA, 3.12.2021 - Montenegro ranks third in the region when it comes to the journalist safety index with a score of 3.59, after Northern...

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index

The Safe Journalists Index is an annual ranking of countries compiled and published by Safe Journalists experts based upon the organisation's own assessment of the countries' press freedom records in the previous year.

Activities

SJ: KRIK from Serbia received a death threat on Twitter

Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), a newsroom that reports about the crime and corruption in Serbia, received a death threat, on Wednesday, 1 December on their...

SJ: Serbian photographer was beaten at a rally of the ruling party

Freelance photographer and a member of the Independent Journalists' Association of Serbia Andrija Vukelic was beaten, on Monday, November 30, during the gathering of the Serbian Progressive...

SJ: The safety of journalists in Serbia was endangered during the protests

There were protests throughout Serbia, on Saturday, November 27, on the occasion of the adoption of the Law on Expropriation and the Law on Referendum in the...

Publications

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2020 Narrative Report

The Western Balkans’ Journalists’ Safety Index (WB-JSI) is a research-grounded tool designed to measure and monitor the changes in the respective social and political...

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index, Montenegro 2020 Narrative Report

The Western Balkans’ Journalists’ Safety Index (WB-JSI) is a research-grounded tool designed to measure and monitor the changes in the respective social and political...

The Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index (WB-JSI) – ALBANIA

  The Western Balkans’ Journalists’ Safety Index (WB-JSI) is a research-grounded tool designed to measure and monitor the changes in the respective social and political...

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index Narrative Report North Macedonia 2020

Western Balkans Journalists’ Safety Index Narrative Report North Macedonia 2020

Rebuilding trust and countering polarization in (post)pandemic times

This report builds on new empirical evidence stemming from population surveys, indepth interviews and other methods of data collection carried out between November 2019...

The Freedom of information act in BiH: Advantages and disadvantages, proposed changes and the (lack of) transparency

Over the past two decades, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has established legislative framework that allows access to information under the control of the public...
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Legal Protection of Journalists in BiH: Only 30% of attacks and threats get a judicial epilogue

Hate speech, physical violence, destroying the equipment, defamation suits or death threats are daily events in the life of a journalist in BiH.  Journalist Rubina...

TOGETHER FOR BETTER MEDIA LAWS: Analysis of media legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with recommendations for improvement

Baseline analysis of media legislation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with recommendations for improvement titled Together for better media laws was made to identify problems...

ALBANIA: Indicators on the Level of Media Freedom and Journalists’ Safety in Albania 2020

The Constitution of Albania guarantees the freedom of expression, media, and information, but such provisions are not thoroughly implemented in practice, and signs of...

Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety in BiH 2020

During 2020, a total of 26 cases of attacks, threats and pressure on journalists and media in Bosnia and Herzegovina were registered, including 3 physical attacks, 6...

Freedom of the Media and the Safety of Journalists through the Prism of Media Legislation in Montenegro

The study “Freedom of the Media and the Safety of Journalists through the Prism of Media Legislation in Montenegro” is a baseline analysis of...

KOSOVO INDICATORS ON THE LEVEL OF MEDIA FREEDOM AND JOURNALISTS’ SAFETY 2020

This research represents the findings set out in the fifth survey, conducted within the framework of the project “Regional Platform for the Western Balkans...

A step ahead or a Potemkin reform village?

Serbia`s Media Strategy 2020 – 2025 by Thomas Roser Belgrade, 02/25/2021

Facts V. Lawsuits – Ten years since decriminalization of defamation in Montenegro

The publication "Facts against lawsuits - Ten years of decriminalization of defamation in Montenegro" contains a report on the monitoring of court proceedings against...