61 journalists in the Balkan region trained on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

NGO Atina held three two-day trainings online on strengthening the capacities of media to combat gender-based violence and human trafficking and to empower women. The trainings took place on December 8-9 and 22-23, 2021, as well as on March 2-3, 2022, for a total of 61 journalists and writers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia.


In Serbian Academia, a Flawed Fight against ‘Tradition’ of Sexual Harassment

Sanja Pavlovic. Photo: ShockArt.

Educational institutions in Serbia have been rocked by allegations of sexual harassment. With a few noteworthy exceptions, the response has largely disappointed and discouraged victims.

It was billed as a ‘kafana lecture’, a class held by a professor in a Belgrade diner because student protests had shut down the university. It turned into a drinking session, recalled one of the students who attended, a 22-year-old who is quoted in this story under a false name – Elena.


NGO Atina is part of the newly-established SEE Digital Rights Network

Illustration: BIRN

Facing a rise in digital rights violations, more than a dozen rights organisations have agreed to work together to protect individuals and societies in Southeast Europe.

Nineteen organisations from Southeast Europe have joined forces in a newly-established network that aims to advance the protection of digital rights and address the growing challenges posed by the widespread use of advanced technologies in society.