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 Contemporary Journalism total: 62 articles 
Contemporary Journalism -> Romania
Monitoring of current reporting on Antena 1, the leading commercial network, and TVR1, the first channel of the public television
19.11.2007: Manuela Preoteasa
Usually, political news is balanced and positions of a broad variety of leaders are reflected. Politics has meant less action and more quarrel lately, as often happens when politicians attack one another, so their statements are hunted by journalists to make their reports more colourful, more dramatic.
Contemporary Journalism -> Macedonia
Analysis of TV prime time domestic news on MTV and A1
25.10.2007: David Vitkov
Domestic political news and economic and financial news is covered the most on A1 and MTV. The general attitude on A1 towards such news is negative to neutral, both in content and attitude, while on MTV it is generally neutral.
Contemporary Journalism -> Bosnia and Herzegovina
Television of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BHT) and Independent Television Hayat
09.10.2007: Davor Marko
BiH is a country with an unstable political situation, frequent strikes, unsolved criminal scandals, numerous residents whose lives have been ruined by war, and war crimes suspects who have been bypassed by justice for years. This can be concluded from the dominant issues in the analyzed period, which both televisions covered, each in its own way.
Contemporary Journalism -> Albania
Monitoring and analysis of TV news programs TVSH and Top Channel
19.09.2007: Ilda Londo
Overall, the prime time news editions on both the public and the commercial station are similar in range of topics, but differ in the details, sources, and priority of coverage. The selection of prime time news, when viewed against the backdrop of specific developments, points to a specific agenda that sets the news criteria. The agenda’s main priority, as the very order, selection, and sources of news show, is very close to the agenda of the government or politics in general or to that of the TV management and its interests at the moment. In fact, as was repeatedly shown through the monitoring analysis, political presence or presence of persons promoting a specific interest for the TV station is one of the main criteria in defining news value.
Contemporary Journalism -> Bulgaria
TV prime time domestic news BTV and bTV
22.08.2007: Danail Danov
Very high percentage for both televisions goes to crime, 17% for BNT and 19% for bTV. This undoubtedly says a lot about the main problems faced by Bulgarian society. If we look at the media as the mirror held in front of society, then the conclusion is that Bulgarian society is very sick and there is no wonder why the EU is following so closely the reforms in the judicial system and internal affairs in the country. Considering the fact, however, that the media is also among the strongest factors that shape the public opinion and civic value, then such a central focus in covering crime could somehow bring about its banalization.
Contemporary Journalism -> Croatia
Monitoring and analysis of prime time news programmes on HTV and NOVA TV
15.08.2007: Viktorija Car
Comparing prime time news on HTV and Nova TV, we can conclude that they have very competitive, but also very different approaches to reporting. We can commend this difference, which confirms editorial professionalism. Having in mind the principles of public service television, HTV Dnevnik maintains a more serious, we would say more conservative form, which leans on a long tradition that guarantees credibility. The NovaTV Dnevnik is aware of the audience it addresses; it popularizes domestic and foreign news and personalizes politics to the limits acceptable to the majority of the public.
Contemporary Journalism -> Southeast Europe
Television in South East Europe
09.08.2007: Radenko Udovicic
There is no doubt that television is the most influential medium. Primetime news is the most watched news program. It is the best indicator of how public interests are mediated to the public through television, how the propaganda role is abandoned and how new forms of expression are applied which are supposed to ensure high viewer ratings and competitiveness on the air for public television. Therefore, network SEENPM and Media Plan Institute as a project leader, in the 10 South East European countries, monitored two media outlets – the primetime news program of the public service and the primetime news program of the strongest commercial station. By monitoring and analyzing television contents we wanted to see what contents are presented by the different media and how, what they focus on, if they cover the same events, how much time they give them and what kind of approach they use, who appears in the reports…
Contemporary Journalism -> Macedonia
Hate speech and the Macedonian media
04.07.2005: Emilija Petreska
The true way out of the narrow view offered by hatred is persistence in realizing and accepting differences. Having in mind the role of media and media professionals in the shaping of public opinion, it is completely logical that they should be at the center of promotion of the culture of tolerance. In this perspective, we should bear in mind that one of the key elements of unbiased informing of all events and trends in society is the avoidance of humiliating and stereotypical representation of cultural, ethnic and religious communities. For that purpose, it is crucial to differentiate between the conduct of individuals and rubberstamping entire ethnic, cultural or religious groups in society. The bottom line is, the promotion of the culture of tolerance means firm respect for the principles and standards of the journalistic code.
Contemporary Journalism -> Montenegro
Hate speech in the media
27.06.2005: Sonja Tomovic
Unfair media speech in the last ten years was one of the key driving forces of social clashes, whose consequences we still feel today. Publishing of information that is insulting to minority nations seriously breaches the rules of media ethics and endangers the democratic orientation of society. However, although the situation in the Montenegrin media is not ideal even today, a significant step has been taken in the direction of fairer media coverage.
Contemporary Journalism -> Croatia
Hate Speech in the Croatian Media
17.06.2005: Gordana Vilovic
Croatian media are still trapped by sensationalism and unfair presentation of particular events; as a rule, their bias is damaging for the members of minority groups. Hate speech appears less often, but excess situations especially in post-conflict, troubled areas such as Vukovar, show that journalists and editors (ab)use ethnic background.
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