Publications

Election campaign in Bulgaria: Influence of social media grows / Criticism on party communication

A survey of the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Social Research Agency “Alpha Research” about the role of the media in the parliamentary election campaign 2021

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Catalyst or Destabiliser?

COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Media Landscape Worldwide

As for so many other sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has also left its marks on the media landscape worldwide. But has it really been a game-changer, or has it just accelerated and reinforced pre-existing trends? Has it only caused damage, or also offered new opportunities, and separated the wheat from the chaff? Eleven experts and practitioners covering nine world regions and countries will explore these questions.

Relaunch of the KAS website "BALKANMEDIA.org" on media developments in South East Europe

The Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) has fundamentally revised its BALKANMEDIA.org website. With updated content and a new design, the page is now available in English. It addresses journalists and media experts as well as everyone who is interested in the media landscape in South East Europe.

Scholars of KAS Media Programme SEE visit the German Ambassador in Sofia

The journalism scholars of the KAS Media Programme South East Europe Nikol Valcheva, Svetoslava Shikova, Eva Nikolova-Rasheva and Victoria Kostova visited the German Ambassador to Bulgaria Christoph Eichhorn on 10th of February together with the Head of the Media Programme Hendrik Sittig.

Adenauer Journalism Scholarship

The KAS Media Programme South East Europe starts a new call for its scholarship programme for journalism Bachelor (B.A.) and Master (M.A.) students from the summer semester 2021. The scholars will receive a monthly grant.

Bulgaria: Trust in Media Declines Further

Opinion poll by the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Research Centre “Trend”

“China’s Rising Media Presence in South East Europe”

New publication by KAS Media Programme South East Europe and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

In the past years, China has continuously expanded its presence in South East Europe. China's influence in the region, however, goes beyond infrastructure and science and has gradually expanded in various areas, including the media.

Hendrik Sittig: “There is a chance of serious conversation about how important media freedom is”

Translation of the interview with the Head of KAS Media Programme South East Europe, for the Bulgarian news portal „Dnevnik“, published on 21st of October 2020.

Hendrik Sittig has been heading the regional programme bureau, opened 13 years ago, of the Media Programme South East Europe of the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung or KAS) in difficult times for the media in Bulgaria and the countries throughout the region. Difficult times for Bulgarian democracy as well. Dnevnik is talking with him about the anniversary of German reunification, the activities of the Media Programme, deficits and clichés in the media environment, the European Commission’s rule of law report and good Bulgarian journalism.

New Book on Media Freedom in South East Europe in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

With country reports from Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia

The Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Center for the Study of Democracy have analysed together with media experts the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the media freedom across the Balkan region.

KAS Media Programme South East Europe grants for the first time the Adenauer Journalism Scholarship

On 17th of September 2020, the KAS Media Programme South East Europe has granted the first Adenauer Journalism Scholarship.