Defense of authorial freedom, therefore, should be governed by the same reasons with which one starts to write in the first place: against the silence.
 
The Most Terrifying Pressures Occur in Silence

A powerful man like Rupert Murdoch doesn't have to ask for favours. He will be given favours by politicians who are frightened by his newspapers.

 A real power is passive

The state-sponsored bullying, as horrible as it is, not only undermines the free press, but also violently discourages any form of journalism that isn't only "bread and games."
 
A brief history of bullying
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The sixth flash report of the South East Europe Media Observatory, focusing on the situation of local media and their prospects, revealed that local media suffer most of all from the financial crisis in the Balkan countries, while being unable to fulfill their mission in the community in most c
Flash Report 6: Regional overview

There are no abundant surveys and studies on the Albanian media landscape and the situation is even worse in the case of local media, whose trends and data have been documented only sporadically. In general, the path of local media to consolidation is still long and difficult.
Flash report 6: Albania

Surveys show that, in general, local media are the most trusted sources of information among local audiences.
Flash report 6: Croatia
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Radar

Flash Report 6: Regional overview
The sixth flash report of the South East Europe Media Observatory, focusing on the situation of local media and their prospects, revealed that local media suffer most of all from the financial cr
Ilda Londo 23/02/2015
Flash report 6: Albania
There are no abundant surveys and studies on the Albanian media landscape and the situation is even worse in the case of local media, whose trends and data have been documented only sporadically.
Ilda Londo 13/02/2015
Flash report 6: Croatia
Surveys show that, in general, local media are the most trusted sources of information among local audiences.
Davor Glavaš 28/01/2015

News and events

Ten partners met to kick off SEE Media Observatory Phase 2
The new phase of the SEE Media Observatory started on 1 February 2015 when three new partners from Kosovo, Macedonia and Turkey joined the regional partnership of civil society organizations whic
SEEmediaobservatory 20/02/2015
The Promotion of Croatian Edition of Media Integrity Matters Book
After Zagreb (October 2014) presentation of the media integirty reserach report for Croatia „Media Integrity Matters“  and debate with local media community  themed “How to Return Media and Journ
SEEmediaobservatory 20/02/2015
Support to colleague Tomislav Kežarovski
We support a protest by our journalist colleagues and media staff in Macedonia and we strongly condemn the Macedonian Appeals Court decision sentencing the journalist Tomislav Kežarovski to two y
SEEmediaobservatory 23/01/2015