2018年2月13日 星期二

Balkan Insight Daily Newsletter - Tuesday, 13 February 2018

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Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 

Moldova Introduces Fines for 'Russian Propaganda'

The authorities have begun to impose financial penalties on media outlets in an attempt to prevent alleged attempts to spread Russian propaganda in Moldova.
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Balkan Music Fans Cling to Homegrown Stars

A map of last December's YouTube hits shows that music fans in several Balkan countries still prefer their local bands to top international songs – though audiences in Croatia, Macedonia and Romania are now part of the global mainstream.
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Serbia's Orthodox Church Takes its Message Online

Serbia's main faith denomination is pitching for a new online audience, with a site that describes itself as a a sign of the Church's embrace of modern technology.
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Serbian Parties Seek Celebrity Support Ahead of Belgrade Vote

Political parties scramble for star endorsements for next month's election, as bookmakers give Progressive candidates best odds for Belgrade mayor.
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Kosovo Releases Two Police Involved in Ivanovic Case

A Kosovo court has released two policemen who were arrested after surveillance footage allegedly showed one picking up a bullet shell from the scene of the murder of Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic.
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Turkish Media Praise Kosovo For Banning Kurdish Event

Turkish media have welcomed Kosovo's decision to ban Friday's planned Kurdish music night in Pristina, claiming it would have spread 'terrorist' propaganda.
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Vucic Hands Files on Missing Serbs to Croatia

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic handed over files on Serbs who went missing in wartime to his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, as both pledged to resolve disputes that have heightened tensions.
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Romania's Social Democrats Demand Probe Into 'Deep State'

Riled by the stream of corruption probes into the party's leading officials, Romania's ruling Social Democrats are calling for an investigation into what it calls a 'deep state' that has infiltrated politics, economy and justice. 
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Facebook Overtakes Russian Rival in Moldova

Facebook is clearly winning the social media war in the former Soviet republic, after the number of its accounts rose markedly in 2017, while those of Odnoklassniki fell by a quarter.
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