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The Media Law Situation in Albania after the Communist Regime Breakdown

After almost 20 years of struggle for democracy and its consolidation, Albanian media has found itself in a situation when there is freedom of the press but no free press.[1]  The activity of media businesses can hardly be called transparent, and there is little or no state control. In addition, there are problems with legislation, … Continue reading

Across the Balkans, media freedom still under constraint

If freedom of the media is a mirror of democratic processes, the region’s reflection in that mirror is not so good. Most monitoring organisations confirm this. Particular examples dramatize just how unsatisfactory the situation still remains. Recently, journalists in Macedonia staged a simple but dramatic protest. In the middle of a press conference, they put … Continue reading

OSCE media freedom representative condemns attack on journalist in Romania

Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, today condemned the attack on journalist Dan Buruca and called on the Romanian authorities to carry out a thorough and quick investigation. “Attacks against media workers not only threaten the victims themselves, but they also endanger media freedom in the country,” said the Representative. “I hope … Continue reading

OSCE condemns brutal attack against journalist in Greece and urges swift investigation

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, today condemned the beating of Greek journalist Konstantinos Bogdanos, and called for a swift investigation by the authorities. “I hope that a thorough and transparent investigation will now be carried out by the authorities, in order to identify the attackers and clarify the motives behind … Continue reading