Nikola Burazer

Nikola Burazer

Nikola Burazer is the Programme Director at the Belgrade-based Centre for Contemporary Politics and the Executive Editor at European Western Balkans. Nikola obtained his MA in Nationalism Studies at the Central European University in Budapest and BA in Political Science at the University of Belgrade. He was a BiEPAG Research Fellow from December 2017 to February 2018.

Media freedom in the Western Balkans: The EU must move from words to deeds

Despite the progress made within the EU accession process and the gradual harmonization of the institutional framework with the acquis and European standards in this field, media freedom remains at an unsatisfactory level in all states in the region. While in some of them there is a slow process of improvement towards the desired standards, in others media freedom seems to be deteriorating in parallel with the EU accession process. This is a significant paradox, especially taking into account the importance the EU gives to the issue of media freedom, at least on the rhetorical...