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NATO and regional security

Seminar for journalists from Southeastern Europe

The Media Program South Eastern Europe will host for the second time a workshop for Southeast European journalists on security policy.


Securing and implementing media freedom in Europe

First session of the Art. 10 ECHR Working Group

In a number of Eastern and South East European countries, considerable deficits exist in the legal provisions on regulating and securing media freedom.


Protection of Professional Ethical Standards in Online Media Publications

Once again this year, the Media Program of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is supporting the work of the Press Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Election coverage

Seminar for journalists from South East Europe

Fair and informative coverage, characteristics of election laws, election commissions, role of public opinion research institutions, new media

Book presentation

Media and Politics

How are Bulgarian people being informed about political events and developments? What are the main topics in media, the main characters and voices? What kind of conclusions regarding the relationship between media and politics can be drawn?

Book presentation

2010 Elections in BiH: How the Media Covered the Election Campaign

In last October, elections were held in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On behalf of the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Mediaplan Institute conducted a monitoring and an evaluation of the election campaign coverage.


Current affairs in Romanian media

The Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, in cooperation with the Center for Independent Journalism Bucharest, will be hosting for the second time this year the semiannual gathering of the Convention of Media Organizations.


IV South East Europe Media Forum

Since 2007, the Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation has been organizing a Media Forum in cooperation with the WAZ Mediagroup and SEEMO, the South East Europe Media Organization.


New Technologies, Internet and Comunication

6th Dubrovnik Media Days

The Media Program South East Europe of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, in cooperation with the University of Dubrovnik, will once again be host of the Dubrovnik Media Days.

Expert conference

Regional Conference on Investigative Journalism

Journalists from the West Balkan countries will gather with representatives of official institutions and non-governmental organizations on a one-day networking meeting.

Followers are not just some abstract numbers - they are the humans we report for as journalists!

Adenauer Media Online Training on the topic of alternative media funding

Especially in the current pandemic, mainly smaller media outlets are facing financial challenges. However, larger and established media are also struggling.


Online training: Political communication for professionals

Digital networking and the organisation of online press conferences and interviews were on the agenda of the two-part block seminar with Policy Advisor Robert Hein and communication professionals from South East Europe.

Digital Winter School: Raising a new generation of journalists

32 young enthusiasts who have already decided to pursue a career in journalism participated in our first virtual winter school in Romania.

The winter school was organised by Funky Citizens and the digital news platform Buletin de București with the support of the Media Programme South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Online Discussion: China´s Rising Media Presence in South East Europe

The results of the new publication of the KAS Media Programme South East Europe and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Sofia were presented in an online discussion with experts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia and Taiwan.

Vladimir Shopov, expert on foreign relations and visiting fellow at ECFR Sofia, has conducted a study on behalf of the KAS Media Programme South East Europe on China's media presence in eight South East European countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. He presented the main findings of his research during the online event, moderated by Vessela Tcherneva, Head of the ECFR office in Sofia, on 9 December.

Social network filter bubbles isolate the online users

The third edition of the "Adenauer Media Online Training" focused on algorithms in social networks

The trainers Tatjana Ljubic and Stefan Janjic from Serbia explained with the help of various graphics and videos how social networks influence and partly control our lives today.

Iliyan Ruzhin

SEE media forum in hybrid format: Quality journalism is more important than ever in times of crisis

The biggest media conference in South East Europe took place on 22nd October, online and on spot in Belgrade, Fažana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Sofia und Tirana.

This year, the XIV. edition of the South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) was held for the first time in a hybrid format, in six venues all over South East Europe. Economic challenges for the media due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainable digital transitions and the reliability of the media in the context of the global crisis were discussed during the forum.

“Don’t read me the news, tell me the story”

On 3 October 2020 the KAS Media Programme South East Europe organised the second edition of the “Adenauer Online Media Training”.

Journalism is a dynamic profession. Progressive developments within digital technologies are changing the consumption habits of media users and thus also the demands on the journalistic work. It is becoming more and more difficult to get and, above all, retain the attention of the audience. Storytelling is a core element of the journalistic work. “Every journalist, whether writing for print, television or digital media, should be a good storyteller”, explains Aleksandar Manasiev, trainer of the second edition of the “Adenauer Media Online Training”.

Inclusion in journalism as a basis for better understanding of minorities

As a journalist, how do I write ethically, without prejudice? How do media report on minorities? How do I tell touching stories? How do I recognise misinformation? All these questions and many more were discussed during the intercultural seminar "Media Incubator" in Sofia.

For the first time the KAS Media Programme South East Europe organised a workshop for journalists together with the Goethe Institute Bulgaria. It took place from September 28 to September 30 under the name "Media Incubator" and in further cooperation with the Bulgarian NGO "Trust for Social Achievement"

Start of the new training series "Adenauer Media Online Training"

The launch of our new training series "Adenauer Media Online Training" took place on August 27th.

Online Round Table: Media Law Developments during the Corona Crisis

A long-standing cooperation brings together the KAS Media Programme South East Europe and the EMRK working group named after Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Regional exchange (this time in digital form) with experts from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia and Serbia took place on the 11th of June. Current developments of the media law were discussed during the session.