SEEMO Media Handbook

Introductions 2012

Introduction 2012 - Michael Spindelegger

Michael Spindelegger

The main tasks of SEEMO, which was founded in 2000, have always been the fight for press freedom and anti-corruption as well as building networks of media representatives from the region with organizations at international level. SEEMO is today respected by media companies and media owners, journalists, but also all other important players in society, including leading political representatives and international organisations.

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Introduction 2012 - Gerhard Pfanzelter

Gerhard Pfanzelter

The Central European Initiative (CEI) based in Trieste is the oldest and largest regional organisation in Europe. Established in 1989, over the years the CEI has offered a valuable framework to foster cooperation among its 18 Member States. Oriented towards policy dialogue, the CEI also has economic growth and human development as pillars of cooperation. Our core mission is regional cooperation for European integration: this goal is pursued through a blend of multilateral diplomacy and project-management.

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SEEMO South East and Central Europe Media Handbook Edition 2012

The South East Europe Media Handbook was produced with the kind support of the Central European Initiative (CEI) and with the kind support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The opinions expressed by the authors in these reports do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Central European Initiative (CEI), nor those of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.


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Introductions 2011

Introduction 2011 - Michael Spindelegger

Michael Spindelegger

The main tasks of SEEMO, which was founded in 2000, have always been the fight for press freedom and anti-corruption as well as building networks of media representatives from the region with organizations at international level. SEEMO is today respected by media companies and media owners, journalists, but also all other important players in society, including leading political representatives and international organisations.

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Introduction 2011 - Gerhard Pfanzelter

Gerhard Pfanzelter

The Central European Initiative (CEI) based in Trieste is the oldest and largest regional organisation in Europe. Established in 1989, over the years the CEI has offered a valuable framework to foster cooperation among its 18 Member States. Oriented towards policy dialogue, the CEI also has economic growth and human development as pillars of cooperation. Our core mission is regional cooperation for European integration: this goal is pursued through a blend of multilateral diplomacy and project-management.

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SEEMO South East and Central Europe Media Handbook Edition 2011

The South East Europe Media Handbook was produced with the kind support of the Central European Initiative (CEI) and with the kind support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The opinions expressed by the authors in these reports do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Central European Initiative (CEI), nor those of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.


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Introductions 2010

Introduction 2010 - Michael Spindelegger

Michael Spindelegger

SEEMO’s Essential Role in Supporting the Freedom of Media

As an active member of the United Nations and especially with regard to the current membership in the UN Security Council, Austria has always put special emphasis on promoting and strengthening the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press is a cornerstone of any functioning democracy and necessary to assure the participation by all members of the society in decision-making.

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Introduction 2010 - Gerhard Pfanzelter

Gerhard Pfanzelter

Cooperation in the Field of the Media is a Top CEI Priority

The Central European Initiative (CEI), whose headquarters are based in Trieste, is the oldest and largest regional organisation in Europe. Established in 1989, over the years the CEI has offered a unique framework to foster cooperation among its 18 Member States. Moreover, it has facilitated the dialogue with the European Union, in order to assist the non-EU Member States in moving towards the EU.

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Introduction 2010 - Boris Marte

Boris Marte

ERSTE Foundation Places Particular Emphasis on Promoting Media Quality

The last several years have been dynamic in South Eastern Europe. Many countries have reached a level of consolidation of their media landscapes. Basic prerequisites for a stable and functional media sector have been created, most legislative and regulatory frameworks have been put in place and the citizens can rely on multiple sources of news and information.

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Introduction 2010 - Erhard Busek

Erhard Busek

Nothing and No one is Perfect

Southeast Europe is currently still under construction. This construction is not only dependent on the different Southeast European countries, or even better to say the people living there, but it is also a European challenge. As made evident this year, I would say that Europe owes a lot to Southeast Europe. Not only European integration but also no visa regime must happen and. this is a responsibility for democracy and for the media.

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Introduction 2010 - Radomir Ličina

Radomir Ličina

Ten Proud Years of Good Work

Over ten years have passed since October 2000 and the formation of South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO). At the time, representatives from more than 20 Balkan media outlets came together in Zagreb, Croatia, not only to set up a regional affiliation of the International Press Institute (IPI), but also to examine the concrete ways in which journalists could be helped to cope with the problems and challenges of their profession in transitional societies.

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Introduction 2010 - Oliver Vujovic

Oliver Vujovic

The Sources of Threats and Pressures Have Been Diversified

This new edition of the South East and Central Europe Media Handbook 2010 (known simply as the SMH) is an updated report about media developments in the South East and Central Europe.

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SEEMO South East and Central Europe Media Handbook Edition 2010

The South East Europe Media Handbook was produced with the kind support of the Central European Initiative (CEI) and with the kind support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs. The opinions expressed by the authors in these reports do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Central European Initiative (CEI), nor those of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.


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