Escobar: Free media important to Western Balkans

NEWS 20.10.202217:49

US envoy Gabriel Escobar said on Thursday that free media play one of the most important roles for the success of the region as part of Europe and the trans-Atlantic community.

He told the opening of the Internews -media conference that he is convinced the Western Balkans are the future of Europe as the region with the fastest economic growth rate and most dynamic in terms of society.

Escobar warned of hard times ahead with huge challenges which include the fact that the governments of the region have not learned how to deal with freedom of the press.

According to the State Department official, the free media are focused on educating their communities and making politicians honest.