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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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On 9 and 10 June 2016, representatives of the press councils from South East Europe and Turkey gathered in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to explore the legal and ethical complexities of journalism and public-interest reporting in the digital age. The two-days training seminar was hosted by the Press Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of the UNESCO EU-funded Project “Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey”.

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The Press council is starting the realisation of a nine month project, in cooperation with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and with financial support from the European Union. The aim of this project is to strengthen the capacity and role of the self-regulatory body for print and online media... Read more >
13. Jan 2016. Current

New android application makes it easier for citizens to file complaints

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.

The application for mobile phones can also be used by editors, journalists and students of journalism who can now have their personal copy of the Journalist’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for the application of the Journalist’s Code in the on-line environment.... Read more

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25. Oct 2015. Legal Leaks toolkit

Legal Leaks toolkit (ser, pdf)
The Guide was prepared by the Access Info Europe and the Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe (n-ost).

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Report: A needs-assessment of the media councils in South East Europe (pdf)
Autor: Catherine Speller and UNESCO

The report aims to encourage the improved functionality and long - term sustainability of five media self - regulatory bodies in South East Europe.

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