Publication Date: November 2021

This report summarizes the conclusions and the inputs of the several panels.

OBCT contributed moderating the panel about SLAPP, strategic lawsuit against public participation.

Participants delved into discussions on old and new interlocking challenges that continue to strain the safety of, and public trust in, journalists in South East Europe.

Reflecting  on the current state of affairs of media freedom and freedom of expression in the region, special attention was paid to the role of governments and the media community in safeguarding journalism as an essential public good and a pillar of democratic societies in today’s fast-paced digital  world, within the context of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Participants further shared their experiences and touched upon ongoing reforms and best practices towards enhancing the economic, legal and physical safety of journalists in the region.

Here the videos of the two-day conference.


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