Turkey's leading media Aydin Dogan magnate quits

The owner of the Dogan Holding, which owns a series of prominent newspapers including the daily Hurriyet and broadcaster CNN Turk, said that he quitted from his post as the president of the executive board of the holding. In a ... More

PM pledges media ownership transparency

The lack of clarity about ownership and funding sources of media in Bulgaria is a major hurdle piling negative pressure on the market, said the Union of Publishers in Bulgaria, which is actively seeking ways to legislate printed ... More

Hackers attack EULEX website

A virtual group of young hackers, Kosovo Hackers Group, attacked the EULEX website on Saturday (August 29th) in response to an announced agreement on police co-operation that EULEX intends to sign with Serbia. The group, which ... More

Romania public TV station reporter arrested in Chisinau

Romanian journalist Doru Dendiu, working for the public TV station TVR, was arrested in Chisinau on Friday. TVR producer Cristina Liberis declared around 14:00h that the newsroom lost contact with Doru Dendiu 40 minutes ago. ... More

Swiss Ringier buys Serbian NIN

Swiss media group Ringier AG has bought a majority stake in weekly Serbian news magazine NIN, Agence France-Presse reported on 13 March 2009, citing the Serbian privatisation agency. Ringier paid USD1.0 million (EUR776,000) ... More

Reporters Without Borders alarming report from Bulgaria

Reporters Without Borders published January 6 a report on press freedom in Bulgaria warning that investigative journalism and media pluralism are seriously threatened by organised crime and by different forms of pressure from ... More

Publicis MARC Group sold to Publicis Group

Communications chain Publicis MARC Group owner Nikolai Nedelchev said he will sell his majority stake in the company to global partner, Publicis Worldwide. The press conference held last night was attended by Publicis ... More

Bulgarian journalists named as ex-spies

Thirty-seven top managers at Bulgaria’s state television BNT were agents of the communist-era secret services, a committee charged with opening secret archives said Wednesday. The committee posted on its website the names ... More

RTL buys 66.7% of Alpha TV for EUR 125 M-

German media group RTL bought a 66.7% stake in Greek TV channel Alpha TV for EUR 125 million, according to an announcement by the Greek TV ... More

Government won’t privatize Makedonska radiotelevizija

The Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski, claims that the Government was not getting ready to privatize Makedonska radiotelevizija. However, at a meeting with the Private Electronic Media Association he ... More

World journalistic elite gathers in Belgrade

The International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress was held in the Serbian capital. IPI Director David Dadge told the congress that "despite efforts to establish a democratic order in Serbia" murders of journalists Slavko ... More

B92 launches “all news” channel

B92 has launched its “all news” channel, B92 Info, this morning. The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on all major cable systems in the country. B92 decided to create the channel because ... More

Kapital named best Bulgarian brand-

Kapital weekly is leader among the Bulgarian and Google the favourite among global business brands, according to the Business Superbrands encyclopedia presented on April 2. The publication is part of the Superbrands global ... More

NIN tender by the end of March

Public tenders for the sale of the publishing company NIN will be invited by the end of March, or at the latest in the beginning of April this year. NIN weekly was first supposed to be sold on September 29 last year for 13.2 ... More

Eurocom to buy satellite TV broadcaster ITV Partner

Bulgarian cable operator Eurocom Cable MB has asked the nation's anti-trust authority to approve the acquisition of local satellite TV provider Interactive Technologies AD. The Commission for the Protection of Competition is ... More

Nezavisne and Avaz make bids for Glas

The consortium of Integral inzenjering and Nezavisne novine and Dnevni avaz are the bidders for three divisions of Banja Luka-based Glas Srpske. This was announced yesterday by the RS Investment Bank tender commission. The three ... More

Media DS to buy magazine publisher Delo Revije

The Competition Protection Office has given the green light to the takeover of magazine publisher Delo Revije by Media DS, a joint venture of newspaper publisher Dnevnik, magazine publisher Salomon 2000 and newsstand operator ... More

Turkish Dogan to expand business in Romania

Turkish group Dogan Yayin Holding A.S. (DYH), which operates the Kanal D TV station in Romania, is to enter other sectors of the local economy, such as real estate and energy, stated the holding’s Vice President, Begum ... More

Global Finance fund buys into Bulgarian printing co

Global Bulgaria and Romania Growth Fund, a vehicle of private equity fund Global Finance targeting small and medium-sized companies in Bulgaria and Romania, said it has acquired a majority stake in Typo Print, the Bulgarian ... More

Agrokor eyes 49% stake in Zagreb plakat

Even though Europlakat already holds 70% of the outdoor advertising market in Croatia, while Agrokor is the largest private company in the state, Croatian Agency for protection of the market competition (AZTN) will allow the ... More