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MENTOR GJERGJAJ INVITED TO BE INTERVIEWED IN THE CAPACITY OF A SUSPECT, PRISHTINË, 17.05.2021

On May 14th, the journalist Mentor Gjergjaj who upon an order of the Basic Prosecution in Gjakova has been invited to show up this...

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE AND THREATS TOWARDS THE JOURNALISTS OF GAZETA EXPRESS, PRISTINA,17.05.2021

The official of the Directorate of Education in the Municipality of Prishtina, Anita Xhabiri has offended a journalist of the Gazeta Express after she...

Obstruciton against journalists, Parim Olluri, Pristina, 17.04.2021

Director of Gazeta Insajderi, Parim Oullri, this morning was interviewed by Kosovo Police, after Gazeta Insajderi last night published an investigation that contains internal...

Sexist language towards the journalist Qendresa Krelani, Pristina, 12.04.2021

The football coach, Tahir Batatina, used sexist and offensive language towards the sports journalist of RTK, Qëndresa Krelani. Batatina during a TV show addressed the...

Other threats to journalists, Slobodna Dalmacija journalist crew, Radošić, 05.04.2021.

During the commemoration of the victims of the infamous Kevina jama execution site in Radošić, two men repeatedly obstructed the work of journalists, and...

Actual attacks on journalists, Vahidin Mujagić, O kanal, Brod, 31.03.2021.

Correspondent of O Channel Vahidin Mujagić was detained by police officers while on duty in Brod. While filming the Brod Oil Refinery, police officers approached...

Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists, Senad Hadžifejzović, Sarajevo, 16.03.2021.

The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has formed a case and opened an investigation against Jasmin Mulahusić, with the address of residence in Luxembourg, for the...

Attack on journalists, Esad Kocan, Podgorica 27.03.2021.

The editor-in-chief of "Monitor", Esad Kocan, was attacked on March 27, in front of his apartment in Podgorica. He was first verbally and then physically...

Death threats, Radio Rijeka editorial office, Rijeka, 26.03.2021.

The music editor on Radio Rijeka played on March 25 the song by Vinko Coca "When I die wrapped in white", one of the...

Physical attacks, Sead Sadikovic, Bijelo Polje, 20.03.2021.

On March 20, 2021, in Bijelo Polje, during a "patriotic" gathering, journalist of Television Vijesti, Sead Sadikovic, was attacked, sustaining minor head injuries. According...
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SMCG: Urgently assess the safety of colleague Jovanovic

PODGORICA, July 30th, 2021 - Trade Union of Media of Montenegro (SMCG) strongly condemns the endangerment of the safety of the journalist of the...

Safe Journalists Reports

Year Threats against the lives and limbs of journalists Other threats to journalists Actual attacks on journalists Killings of journalists Threats against media outlets and organizations Attacks on media outlets and organizations
2015 53 25 25 2 5
2016 61 35 24 1 3
2017 59 42 29 3 1
2018 15 39 19 7 3
2019 43 40 31 5 17
2020 41 52 50 11 5
2021 11 13 6 1 6
Total: 297 262 210 0 30 40

Activities

Albanian police attacked two journalists in Tirana

Albanian police, in Tirana, on 27 July, at 12:30, manhandled Ergjys Gjencaj, a journalist of the “News 24” TV channel, and pushed his colleague Klodiana Lala after...

Female journalist from Croatia attacked after Pride

Photo: Pixabay On July 3, Tea Paponja, a journalist from the "24 hours" newspaper, was physically attacked at Marulic Square in Zagreb after the Pride was held. After the...

Verbal attacks and death threats to Bosnian and Montenegrin journalists

In the past few days, there have been two serious cases of threats to the freedom of journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of them is also...

Publications

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...

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
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2020 Overview: The impact of Covid on IJAS and its members

Although freedom of expression may be restricted, if the restriction is necessary to protect public health, among other things, then this must be done...

Online attacks on female journalists

Online attacks on journalists are becoming one of the greatest challenges in the system of the journalists’ safety. Female journalists are especially at risk,...

Survey about press conferences without or with limited media presence

Most media representatives in Bosnia and Herzegovina are not satisfied with the possibilities of obtaining information regarding COVID-19, and within the system of press...

Survey with journalists: Access to public information regarding COVID-19

Since the beginning of the declaration of the state of emergency in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of the media,...

Analysis of court practice in the application of the Law on Protection against Defamation on the example of two judgments of the Basic Court...

In 2020, the Basic Court in Banja Luka passed two judgments in civil proceedings for compensation of damage for defamation, which attracted a lot...

Full report: Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety 2019 [KOSOVO]

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

Investigations and processing of attacks on journalists and media workers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo, 01.11.2020. – November 2 is celebrated all over the world as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, and in Bosnia and...

Full report, Indicators on the level of media freedom and journalists’ safety 2019 [MONTENEGRO]

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

Freedom of expression and media pluralism during state of emergency

Although freedom of expression may be restricted, if the restriction is necessary to protect public health, among other things, then this must be done...

The Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic On The Economic Situation Of Journalists, Cameramen and Photojournalists

The Association of Journalists of Kosovo (AJK) in partnership with the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS), today, on October 27th, published the research...