Tag Archives: media freedom

Jan 28 2015

Bieber: Attacks on media are part of “a regional pattern of authoritarian temptation”

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A new model of authoritarian government is taking hold in the Balkans – one which the EU is failing to recognise or address, Florian Bieber said at the LSE. There is a “curious inter-relationship between EU integration and these patterns [of … Continue reading

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Oct 29 2014

Interview with Aleksandar Vucic: ‘We’re not asking for mercy, but reforming Serbia’

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We caught up with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic after his talk at the London School of Economics, held on 27 October 2014. Interview by Tena Prelec. Click here for the Serbian version.  

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Sep 2 2014

The EU should set explicit press freedom requirements for candidate countries

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“If the EU is to maintain its stellar performance on freedom of expression, it should insist that candidate countries specifically demonstrate adherence to basic standards regarding press freedom laws and practices”, argues Freedom House’s Jennifer Dunham. Seven of the eight candidate or … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2014

Poposki: “We don’t want to ‘win’ against Greece – we want to be real partners”

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Gender equality, media freedom, fair elections, the South Stream pipeline, academic plagiarism and the infamous name dispute with Greece: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki, speaks to LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP Blog managing editor Stuart Brown.  … Continue reading

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Jun 9 2014

Europe is increasingly worried about the state of media freedom in Serbia

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Translation from the Serbian language of the article “Evropa sve više brine zbog slobode medija u Srbiji” (by M. Stojanović), appeared on Danas on 9 June 2014 London, Belgrade – It has become apparent that there is  an escalating concern … Continue reading

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Jun 2 2014

Serbia: is the freedom of the press endangered?

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The devastating floods that hit the Balkans recently have put authorities under great pressure throughout the region. There are concerns, recently voiced by the OSCE, that the Serbian government has not responded to criticism with openness and transparency, instead trying to … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2014

Serbia has a new government: Hurrah or maybe not?

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Everything as expected: after March’s landslide victory of the Progressive Party, Aleksandar Vučić has been sworn in as Prime Minister with 198 votes in favour and 23 against last Sunday, 27 April. One month on, are his walloping promises looking … Continue reading

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