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Media freedom ranking with slight improvements in individual Balkan countries

Christian Spahr, KAS: "Still poor framework conditions for media"

Media freedom has improved numerically in six states of South East Europe. Three countries have been deteriorating and one country has maintained its position. These are the results of the new ranking of the non-governmental organisation "Reporters Without Borders" (RWB). Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina achieved the best scores according to RWB (ranks 46 and 65 out of 180 countries worldwide), Macedonia and Bulgaria have the worst (places 111 and 109). more…

Manuela Zlateva | April 26, 2017

PRO.PR conference: KAS contribution on EU public diplomacy

For the second time, the KAS Media Program South East Europe was part of the agenda of the biggest international PR conference in the region, PRO.PR. The event took place from 7th to 9th April in Tuheljske Toplice (Croatia). PRO.PR has been organised since 2003. Once a year, it gathers two hundred leading communication experts from all over Europe. more…

Event Reports | April 9, 2017

Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2017

Call for proposals is open

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2017 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. The Call is divided into two categories: "Professional journalists" (4.000 EUR) and "Young professional journalists" (1.000 EUR). more…

Manuela Zlateva | April 5, 2017

EU enlargement – challenges for public communication

SEECOM and DG NEAR round table

The South East Europe Public Sector Communication Association (SEECOM), co-founded by the KAS Media Program, together with the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission (DG NEAR), hosted a round table discussion on communication challenges of the EU enlargement on 31st March in Brussels. more…

Manuela Zlateva | Event Reports | March 31, 2017

Journalism education in SEE: Students need more practice

Experts debate on education of journalists - students and media outlets are often dissatisfied with the practical knowledge gained at universities. more…

Event Reports | March 28, 2017