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May 26, 2016

The Hague

Political communication: Low trust but good new approaches

The Head of the KAS Media Program South East Europe, Christian Spahr, spoke about the media situation and political communication in the region at the plenary meeting of the EU communication forum "Club of Venice" at 26 and 27 May 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands. more…

May 16, 2016


Media and political influences in Bulgaria

On 16 May 2016, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) presented a study about political influences on Bulgarian media. The study is part of a project about the media situation in Bulgaria which has been supported by the KAS Media Program South East Europe. more…

May 10, 2016


Panel: Media freedom and ownership in Eastern Europe

KAS Media Program cooperates for the third time with the Leipzig-based MTM media conference. The "Medientreffpunkt Mitteldeutschland" (MTM) conference features approximately 40panels and about 200 speakers, and is one of the biggest German media conferences. This year it took place from 9 to 11 May. more…

April 28, 2016


KAS Task Force Journalistic Education meets in Moldova

The working group of the KAS Media Program South East Europe on Journalistic Education met from 20th to 22nd of April in Chişinău, Moldova. more…

March 18, 2016


Media Monitoring 2015

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and the Center for Independent Journalism present a new monitoring of political reporting in Romania. President Klaus Iohannis, the Romanian Parliament and the National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) gained more visibility in Romanian media in 2015. more…

February 11, 2016


Trust of Bulgarians in media has further decreased

Only 12 percent of Bulgarians believe in the independence of media. According to a representative survey commissioned by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, trust in the media has further decreased. more…

January 15, 2016


PR experts envisage common projects

At the invitation of the KAS Media Program, communication experts from South East Europe and Brussels met in Sarajevo on 10th and 11th December to discuss future collaboration. more…

November 21, 2015


Panel Discussion: Is Truth the Answer to Propaganda?

Christian Spahr, Head of the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, moderated a panel discussion on the subject "The answer to propaganda is truth – is it?" within the n-ost media conference "Translating Worlds" in Berlin. more…

November 11, 2015
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Debate of Media Managers: How is Quality Possible in the Crisis?

Press freedom, ethical standards and new editorial trends depend to a large extent on the economics foundations of the media. The theme of the 9th South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) in Bucharest on 5th and 6th November 2015 was how good journalism can be produced in difficult media markets. more…

October 12, 2015


Entrepreneurial spirit among young Balkan journalists

More and more journalists in South East Europe are looking for new ways to work as freelancers, not depending on big media companies. Being self-employed is an attractive alternative for many. Thus, the KAS Media Program offers young journalists from South East Europe workshops in "Entrepreneurial Journalism". more…