A forum in Skopje next week will focus on media in South East Europe

The South East Europe Media Forum, organized by the South East Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) with the support of UNESCO, will take place in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 16 and 17 October 2014. Renowned international and regional media experts will contribute to the debates of this regional conference, which will focus on the issue: “The media in South East Europe: Not enough or too much information?”

The event will provide a forum for discussion and exchange of experiences between international and national media practitioners and experts, civil society representatives, academics and representatives of state institutions from South-East Europe. Topics will include the right to access information, data journalism, privacy and the protection of journalists’ sources, self-regulation and standards of quality reporting. Within this forum, SEEMO will present their prestigious Investigative Journalism Award.

Prior to the Forum, UNESCO, together with the Macedonian Institute for Media, will organize an event to present the new press council in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and discuss the perspectives and challenges for this media self-regulation organization, the youngest in the region.

These activities are organized in partnership with a number of international, regional and local partners, including the European Union, South East European Network for Professionalization of Media (SEENPM), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Central European Initiative, the Macedonian Institute for Media and others.