Balkan Media Watch


January 15, 2018

A letter to Mogens Blicher Bjerregard, president of European Federation of Journalists, on the eve of his visit to Serbia.

July 27, 2017

Attending a media forum in Eastern Ukraine, BIRN Kosovo’s Jeta Xharra and her partner, Alex Anderson, found reporters wrestling with the same dilemmas the media had faced in their own war-torn country.

March 24, 2017

The decline of a major Slovenian newspaper shows why journalists must show courage, express solidarity and stand up for the kind of reporting that serves the public interest.

February 16, 2017

Serbian premier Aleksandar Vucic gave a rude and bad-tempered performance in a TV interview about his presidential bid, offering insults and lies instead of any positive vision for the future.

December 15, 2016

The pro-regime media are busy pinning flakey murder allegations on two likely opposition contenders for the presidency – while keeping silent about the more serious allegations hanging over the other two.

November 22, 2016

Serbia’s indefatigable PM is creating an Orwellian world in which two plus two equals five – and no one disagrees – or even notices.

November 4, 2016

It was my mistake and I’m sorry for what I’ve done. After I put my children to bed I sat in the front of TV and started to watch a talk show on Serbia’s national broadcaster.

November 3, 2016

Montenegrin investigative journalist Jovo Martinovic should be free on bail as trial proceeds.

August 9, 2016

The new lawsuit planned against pro-government media outlets will not change the media landscape in Serbia; only the media themselves can do that.

July 25, 2016

The Serbian ruling party’s new gallery exhibition, portraying itself as the victim of lies spread by a free media, suggests that the government would like even more control over the press.