Media about Media – in Western Balkans and Turkey


Want to follow media-related developments, trends and research in WB and Turkey? Check out these websites…

…and let us know if you know of other similar outlets!

Our hope is that these resources encourage public participation in efforts to make the media better.

Balkan Insight’s Media Watch is a go-to place for news and opinion on key developments affecting media scenes in the Balkans. The website is published only in English.

Mediacentar_Online is a seasoned provider of analytical insights into Western Balkan media sector, with original content written by media professionals and creative thinkers.

With news and professional tips, Mediacentar_Online also brings media professionals up to speed with media industry trends and developments from around the world.

Operated by the media development organisation Mediacentar Sarajevo, the website is published in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, with a signifacant portion of content translated to English. is a curated resource covering main media trends and key developments in Central and South East Europe.

Geared towards media practitioners and researchers, it features a wealth of media-related research and publications from the region and elswhere. The website is published in English.

SEENPM’s social media channels offer plenty of additional content: follow its Facebook & Twitter presence. is a website of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media, a grouping that gathers 19 media centres and institutes.

Safejournalists curates a mixture of news and analysis offering yet another insight into the Western Balkans media conundrum with the focus on safety of journalists. It comes in Western Balkan languages as well as English.

The website is maintained by the Regional Platform for advocating media freedom and journalists’ safety in the Western Balkans.

Cenzolovka has in recent years become a leading light of the alternative media scene in Serbia thanks to its meticulous curation of media-related content focusing on media freedom in the broadest sense, complemented by originally produced pieces.

Along with Serbian topics, the website also covers the region with curated content from a myriad of sources.

It is published in Serbian.

Cenzolovka is a project of the Slavko Ćuruvija Foundation.

P24 – Platform for Independent Journalism supports and promotes independence of the press in Turkey at a time when professional journalism is under fierce political and commercial pressure.

It offers news about media freedom and prosecuted media professionals, along with regular periodical recaps of freedom of expression and press in Turkey, including the updated lists of jailed and detained journalists. P24 website is published in Turkish and English.

Bianet is a Turkish independent online news channel focusing on human rights in the country, including media freedom and freedom of expression.

It is a project of IPS Communication Foundation / Independent Communication Foundation (BIA) which, among other activities, monitors and reports violations of freedom of expression in Turkey – quarterly and annual monitoring reports are available on Bianet website.