Countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free are mostly conflict environments, where powerful actors use violent means to control media coverage, while weak-to-nonexistent law and order increases the likelihood of attacks.
Public trust is the key to safeguarding sustainability and inspired content production by public service media – such is the main conclusion of the first Nordic-Baltic Public Service Media Forum, which was held in Riga on 26-27 April.
Media companies have been experimenting with different strategies to find new sources of funding in the environment of growing digital and financial pressures, and, in the Baltics, this has led them to expand beyond country borders and single media types.
The digital world has created a lot of challenges for the photographers – on the one hand it is a mess of unsorted un often untrustworthy images, on the other – the most effective way to reach out to people, which is crucial if you want to tell the world your story.
Independent media in Moldova and other countries of Europe’s Eastern Partnership are cash-strapped, at times harassed by the authorities, and lack an enabling environment for the professional growth of their journalists and healthy business development for their organisations, a new six-country study found.
The unique study 'Gap-Asset Analysis of the Russian Language Media Skill-Set in the Eastern Partnership', conducted by the Baltic Centre for Media Excellence, is being presented to the community of media professionals, academics and support organisations at a forum ’What do the Media Want?’ Watch live stream from Chisinau.
Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has demanded measures to be taken to break the “alarmingly unacceptable” situation regarding the freedom of expression in Turkey, while publishing a Memorandum on freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey.