Activist Notebook Kiev: “Please do not harass the Ambassador”

By Mark Worth Blueprint for Free Speech KIEV – Marie Yovanovitch was surrounded by bodyguards, colleagues and friends as she left the conference room with her head down and wriggled through the crowd in hopes of reaching the elevator without answering the question. The US Ambassador to Ukraine acknowledged today

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Captured News Media in Bosnia, Serbia, and Montenegro

Political and business elites have gained control over many public and private media outlets in Bosnia, Serbia, and Montenegro -- mostly through non-transparent privatization, and advertising and budgetary support to loyal media. Consequently, media freedoms and freedom of expression in these countries are seriously impaired, as evidenced by the declining

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A Whistle for Kosovo’s Whistleblower Protection Law

On International Right to Know Day on Sept. 28, 2014, then-Kosovo Prime Minister Mr. Hashim Thaçi said his government was “working with full commitment towards the country's membership in the international initiative Open Government Partnership - OGP. We are in the process of adoption of the Action Plan.”

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