Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The project ‘Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey’ seeks to strengthen freedom of expression, access to information, free, independent and pluralistic media, ensuring that journalists and media are key drivers for democratic, sustainable and peaceful development in the region. Specifically, the project operates in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244).
The focus of the project “Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey” is on improving media accountability mechanisms, media internal governance and information literacy among citizens to strengthen civil society support for the media and demand for quality media.
“Improvement in media freedom and media accountability are fundamental in this region and we are really convinced that this project could make a difference to strengthen media professional standards” -Frank La Rue, UNESCO ADG Communication and Information Sector
This is project is funded by the European Union’s Directorate-General for European Union Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).
Project status: Ongoing, ends 2018
HOW DOES IT CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS?
Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey contributes to SDG 16.10: Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements