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The Press Council organized a two-day training for editors and journalists from "Kikindske" newspaper  in order to improve the freedom of expression and the application of professional standards. Read more >

Journalists and editors from media outlets from Nis and other south Serbian cities participated in a seminar on May 17 and 18, which was organized by the Council of Europe and the Press Council in Nis. The seminar brought together 29 journalists and editors, who examined  recent  European Court of Human Rights case law on the protection of privacy and personal data, the right to use images  and defamation, as well as the decisions of the Complaints Commission on these issues. Read more >

Representatives of the Press Council visited the city of Pančevo on May 14 and talked with journalists working in media publishing news in the languages of national minorities and other local media. Read more >

After the round table "Tabloid Monsters and Citizens' Complaints Against False Reporting" that was held in Kragujevac, the Press Council continues to organize public events for citizens and journalists outside of Belgrade. In February, in cooperation with the website Neighbor News, a round table was held in the city of Niš for journalists and editors of minority-language media and members of minority national councils.

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Belgrade, 18th-19th January 2018

(EFJ) - Following concerns about the state of media freedom in Serbia expressed by both Serbian journalists and media organisations as well as international organisations and institutions, an international joint fact-finding mission comprised of representatives from the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the International Press Institute (IPI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) visited Serbia from 18th-19th January 2018.

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The Press Council in Serbia launched a new android application making it easier for citizens to file complaints. It is intended for anyone who believes that they were  harmed by unprofessional reporting by print or on-line media.

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Representatives of the press and media councils of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244) participated in the annual meeting of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils in Europe (AIPCE) in Stockholm, 6-7 October 2016. AIPCE is a European network of media self-regulatory bodies. Read more >

With financial support from the European Union, UNESCO is promoting freedom of expression and press freedom in South East Europe and Turkey. The project, entitled “Building Trust in media in South East Europe and Turkey”, seeks to strengthen freedom of expression, access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media, ensuring that journalists and media are key drivers for democratic, sustainable and peaceful development in the region. Read more >

UNESCO and the Government of Finland co-hosted the World Press Freedom Day's main event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Ceremony in 2016 which took place in Helsinki, Finland, from 2-4 May 2016. World Press Freedom Day 2016 was organized under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö. Read more >

The regional meeting “The challenges of media self-regulation and online journalism” was organised the Press Council of Bosnia and Hercegovina in Konjic on 9th and 10th June. The participants were representatives of the self-regulatory bodies from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Turkey and Kosovo and Metohija.

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