REPORTING DIVERSITY Training of Trainers – Call for Participants

WHEN: 11-13 November 2021 WHERE: Belgrade, Serbia Reporting Diversity Network 2.0 is inviting CSOs; grass-root activists; human rights defenders; journalists; editors; to attend the Reporting Diversity training of trainers. The training will take place in Belgrade, between 11-13 November and will gather 30 participants from across the Western Balkans.The organisers will ensure all necessary epidemiological …

BATTLE OVER HEADLINES: The Kosovar and Serbian media are on different planets

Another “war” between Kosovo and Serbia has ended. This one was over license plates and brought the north of Kosovo back into the spotlight beyond Prishtina and Belgrade. The scenario of this “war” was similar to others in the north. Kosovo used its most serious police force, the Kosovo Police Special Unit, while Kosovo Serbs again …

HATE SPEECH IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: September Monthly Highlights

Throughout the month of September, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. During this month there has been a rise in hate speech including ethnic discrimination and xenophobia towards various ethnic communities as well as instances of homophobia and anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric across all six Western Balkan states. Ethnic discrimination …

TROLL OF THE MONTH: TV PINK

The Balkan Troll of the Month is an individual, a group of individuals or a media outlet that spreads hate on the internet based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or other diversity categories. The Balkan Troll is selected based on hate speech incidents identified across the Western Balkans region. Our September Troll of the Month is …

HATE SPEECH IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: August Monthly Highlights

Throughout the month of August, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. During this month there has been a rise in hateful narratives and hate speech towards various ethnic groups including ethnic discrimination and sexism across all six Western Balkan states. Ethnic discrimination in three Western Balkan states The …

When music raises ethnic tensions: Goran Bregović in Korçë’s Beer Fest

Former Yugoslav rock star, Goran Bregović, announced a concert at a beer festival in Albania. This caused tensions for weeks in Kosovo and Albania as he is seen as a supporter of Slobodan Milosevic’s regime, and a motivator of massacres during the 1999 Kosovo war. The debates continued among Albanians and the police arrested 8 …

BALKAN TROLL OF THE MONTH: Stav.ba

The Balkan Troll of the Month is an individual, a group of individuals or a media outlet that spreads hate on the internet based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or other diversity categories. The Balkan Troll is selected based on hate speech incidents identified across the Western Balkans region. Our August Troll of the Month is …

HATE SPEECH IN THE WESTERN BALKANS: July Monthly Highlights

Throughout the month of July, the RDN monitoring team has detected a range of hateful narratives and discourse. As we enter the tourist holiday season, there has been a rise in hateful narratives directed towards various ethnic groups including high levels of ethnic discrimination and racism across all six Western Balkan states. Tourism and the …

BALKAN TROLL OF THE MONTH: T7 TV Channel

The Balkan Troll of the Month is an individual, a group of individuals or a media outlet that spreads hate on the internet based on gender, ethnicity, religion, or other diversity categories. The Balkan Troll is selected based on hate speech incidents identified across the Western Balkans region. Our July Troll of the Month is …