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

Raid against Klix.ba a clear attack on media freedom and journalists’ right to protect sources in Bosnia and Herzegovina, says Mijatović.

Unacceptable treatment of the media in a democratic society
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A weak local media that serve more the political and business elites lack quality and diverse local content that meets the needs and interests of citizens.  
 
Flash report 6: Macedonia

Anti-Corruption Agency of Republic of Serbia analysed corruption risks in draft media laws and most of its recommendations have been accepted.
 
Media discounts to political parties raise concern
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Radar

Flash report 6: Macedonia
A weak local media that serve more the political and business elites lack quality and diverse local content that meet
Vesna Nikodinoska 27/01/2015
Media discounts to political parties raise concern
Anti-Corruption Agency of Republic of Serbia analysed corruption risks in draft media laws and most of its recommendations have
Tatjana Babić 22/01/2015
Flash report 6: Serbia
Stefan Janjić 22/01/2015

News and events

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
"This is bad news not only for Turkey, but for all of us"
Remzi Lani, Director of Albanian Media Institute and SEENPM and SEE Media Observatory Board Member wrote a statement of support and solidarity with the arrested journalists in Turkey.
SEEmediaobservatory 19/12/2014
Regional conference on anti-corruption in media
It was held on 1 December 2014 in Ljubljana under the same title as its regional research report- »Media integrity matters«.  
SEEmediaobservatory 09/12/2014