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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

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

Media Freedom and Its Enemies in the Balkans

Together, their result is humiliated, financially exhausted and disillusioned journalists, editors who act as puppets for owners and propagandistic, irresponsible journalism in general.   One consequence: people throughout the Balkans are deprived of the information they need, which is a prerequisite for useful lasting reform. Another consequence: a chronic loss of public trust in the … Continue reading

Internet on The Balkans

This weekend the Internet has celebrated the twenty years of the World Wide Web that on 6 August 1991 became publicly available; and Sir Tim Berners-Lee published the first ever website. Back then, he posted a short summary of the project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup. I was trying to remember my first html page back in 1996, probably stored on many floppy disks, … Continue reading