Language: Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (Resources)

Article: Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law

Keywords: European, English, French, discrimination, sex, disability, age, race, nationality, law, handbook, Human Rights, European Court The Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law, published jointly by the Fundamental Rights Agency and the European Court of Human Rights, is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. It is based on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice. It covers: the context and background to European non-discrimination law (including the UN human rights treaties), discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law (including who is protected) and the grounds protected, such as sex, disability, age, race and nationality. The handbook is aimed at legal practitioners at national and European level, including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, law-enforcement officials, and others involved in giving legal advice, such as national human rights institutions, equality bodies and legal advice centres, to whom it will be distributed. The handbook is available in English, French and 25 other European languages.  

Article: MDI Media Relations Guide

Keywords: All Regions, English, Armenian, Albanian, Azeri, Georgian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, guide, NGO, media relations, training material This handbook by the Independent Journalism Foundation and the Media Diversity Institute is a practical guide to media relations for non-governmental organisations and people who need to communicate better with the media. Published by MDI and IJF, 2003. English:  Media Relations Guide [EN].pdf Azeri: Media Relations Guide [AZ].pdf Armenian: Media Relations Guide [HY].pdf Georgian: Media Relations Guide [KA].pdf Russian: Media Relations Guide [RU].pdf Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian: Media Relations Guide [SH].pdf Albanian: Media Relations Guide [SQ].pdf

Article: MDI Media Relations Guide for Roma

Keywords: Europe, English, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Romani, ethnicity/race/national identity, roma, guide, media relations, training materials, NGO This handbook by Lesley Abdela and Tim Symonds, for The European Centre for War Peace and the News Media (previous name of the Media Diversity Institute) is a practical guide to media relations for Roma organisations and people who need to communicate better with the media. Published 2001. English:  Media Relations Guide Roma [English].pdf Romani:  Media Relations Guide Roma [Romani].pdf Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian:  Media Relations Guide Roma [Croatian].pdf

Article: MDI Reporting Diversity Manual (Balkan Edition)

Keywords: All Regions, Balkans, English, Albanian, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Diversity in General, Journalism, Guide, Media Ethics, Print Media, Training Materials. This Media Diversity Institute manual provides instructions and advice for journalists on how to avoid stereotypes and report responsibly on diversity, without spreading hate speech or prejudices. The manual includes sections on ethnicity, religion, gender, people with disabilities, socially disadvantaged groups, elderly people, refugees, sexual orientation, and political dissidents. Each section contains reporting tips and detailed analysis of concrete examples from the print media (taken from newspapers from South East Europe, Western Europe and the US). Training modules are also included. Published by MDI in 2002. For more info contact (Also available in Albanian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian). English:  Reporting Diversity Manual - Balkan [EN].pdf Albanian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [SQ].pdf   Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian:  Reporting Diversity Manual [SR-BS-HR].pdf  

Article: Stopping Hate: How to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter?

Keywords: International, Europe, English, French, Greek, Serbian, Hungarian, hate speech, online, Twitter, freedom of expression, guide, social media, Get the Trolls Out The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) published the guide “Stopping Hate: How to Counter Hate Speech on Twitter?” The guide was produced as part of MDI’s project Get the Trolls Out . It contains useful tips and advice for both civil society organisations and individuals and it was produced and promoted with collaboration with Twitter. The guide was written by dr Paul Iganski and dr Abe Sweiry from Lancaster University and from h8hurts, an organisation that is building a good practice resource bank of ideas and suggestions on how to counter hate speech. The Guide is available in 5 languages - English, French, Hungarian, Serbian and Greek. Stopping Hate ENG.pdf Stopping Hate FR.pdf Stopping Hate GR.pdf Stopping Hate HU.pdf Stopping Hate SR.pdf  

Article: Study of coverage of sex trafficking in the media of Serbia & Montenegro

Keywords: South Eastern Europe, Serbian, sexuality, sex trafficking, report study, media, children & youth Prepared by ASTRA, the Belgrade-based Anti Sex-Trafficking Action organization, the study is based on a sample of 240 articles published in daily newspapers in Serbia & Montenegro during the period 1998-2002. It found that coverage was increasing in quantity over time, but was generally sensationalist.

Article: Study on Salafis in Bosnia by Dr Srdjan Puhalo

Keywords: Bosnian, Bosnia and Herzegiovina, salafism, Salafis, study, reserach, media, journalism, all media formats, resources for media After spending two months with members of the Salafi movement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a social psychologist Dr Srdjan Puhalo published a detailed study on salafis and salafism. He dedicated one part of the study "Salafis in Bosnia and Herzegovina" to the media portrayal of Salafis. “They are not terrorists. They are not strange or deviant. They have a specific way of living and they have their own understanding of Islam. Also, they are not a homogenous group as many Bosnian media portray them,” said Dr Puhalo in an interview with the Media Diversity Institute (MDI). Selefije u Bosni i Hercegovini

Article: The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans

Keywords: International, Balkan, France, Charlie Hebdo, journalism, freedom of expression, terrorism, Islamophobia, study, guide, ethics, diversity, all media formats The study “The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans” analyses how the Balkan media as well as political and religious leaders responded to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, while also taking a close look at legislation of freedom of speech in the countries. “The attacks against the French journalists stirred vivid emotions and considerable reactions, without, however, increasing the Islamophobia in the region. The debates failed to critically tackle the role and limits of the freedom of expression in relation to the freedom of religion. Apparently, the freedom of expression has fewer and fewer supporters even among the media professionals”. These are the main conclusions of the report The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans. The study was based on national reports prepared by media experts in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. The report – the first in a series of six dedicated to freedom of expression in the region –  is part of the program South East European Partnership for Media Development, implemented by a consortium of media organizations from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. The Charlie Hebdo Effect in the Balkans.pdf

Article: Trafficking in Women - Manual for Journalists

Keywords: SEE, English, Serbian, gender, sex trafficking, manual, guidebook, journalism. The 100-page Trafficking in Women - Manual for Journalists, is published by ASTRA, the Belgrade-based Anti Sex-Trafficking Action organization. It focuses on the situation in Serbia, giving an overview of sex trafficking in general before addressing the specific situation in Serbia, including media coverage, local laws and regulations, trafficking in children, and the experiences of ASTRA through its SOS Hotline. The manual also gives tips for journalists, including how to find sources and interview them. The manual is available in Serbian and English, languages, but not online. For hard copies contact ASTRA: Tel +381 11 3347 817, e-mail: astrasos@sezampro.yu