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June 2, 2010


Forum on Media pluralism

The Media Program South East Europe, in collaboration with the New Serbian Political Thought Organization (NSPM), organized a forum titled “Preconditions of media pluralism.” At the discussion which took place in Novi Sad the problems of Serbian media at the intersection between politics and economy as well as the influence of municipal administrations on local media were discussed.

May 5, 2010


Current Trends and Challenges in the Romanian Media

Following the tradition of the past years, the Media Program South East Europe supported the activities of the Convention of the Media Organizations which includes all significant professional media organizations in Romania. The two day conference took place in Bucharest. The current situation and problems of the Romanian media landscape were dealt with against the background of the world financial crisis which has been having severe reprecussions of the media market.

April 21, 2010

Seminar for Bulgarian Journalists

The European Union – current issues, challenges and opportunities

At a workshop for Bulgarian journalists, current issues with a view on the European Union were discussed. A special focus was laid on the future of the European idea, particularly under the conditions of the global economic and financial crisis, as well as on the part Bulgaria plays in the European Parliament and the role of the EU for the regional development.

April 12, 2010

Media School

TV School for student of journalism in South Serbia

The Media Program South East Europe, in cooperation with the University of Nis and the Media&Reform Centre, has launched a TV Media School for students of journalism. The Media School will include eight weekend workshops where the students will be taught basic skills in TV production. In the part of the workshop which is planned to be more practice oriented the students will produce their own tv programs covering socio-political issues related to the region.

March 24, 2010

Journalists’ Award

2010 Dr. Erhard Busek-SEEMO Award

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO, Vienna) announced the 2010 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South East Europe. The EUR 3,000 award is designed for journalists or media institutions, who have fostered better understanding in South East Europe. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2010.

February 26, 2010

Politics and Media in Bulgaria

Official Discussion on “The political process in pictures”

The alumni association of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Bulgaria organized a official discussion titled “The political process in pictures” which took place at the Faculty for Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Sofia. Well-known media experts and the new director of the Media Program South East Europe participated in the discussion. Matthias Barner reminded in his lecture politics and media of their common mission to make political contents easily perceivable.

February 24, 2010

New Director of the Media Program South East Europe

Matthias Barner is the new Director of the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. He will be in charge of the numerous activities of the program in the field of journalistic qualification, media development and political communication. Before this assignment the 44-year-old political scientist and PR consultant was the spokesperson of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Germany.

January 11, 2010

Church and Society in Bulgaria – A Sideglance on the Role of the Media in a Needed Dialogue

At a workshop, the relation between church and society in Bulgaria were discussed, particularly the church welfare work as well as problems of religious education. The media point of view was particularly taken into account.

December 2, 2009

Training for Journalists from the Bulgarian National Radio

The workshop was organized for representatives from the regional radio stations, i. e. moderators, editors and reporters and had the aim to impart knowledge and skills in connection with editorial work. The main topics were the coverage of popular scientific issues, legal cases, economy and statistics.

November 6, 2009

3rd Media Forum in Tirana

The 3rd Media Forum for South East Europe was held in the Albanian capital Tirana from Nov. 4 – 6. Over 300 chief editors, owners, executive directors and leading journalists attended the congress.