South East European Media Observatory
Building Capacities and Coalitions for Monitoring Media Integrity and Advancing Media Reforms
SEE Media Observatory is a regional partnership of civil society organisations aimed at enhancing media freedom and pluralism, and influencing media reforms in the countries of South East Europe. It addresses obstacles to democratic development of media systems by providing a regional instrument for media research and monitoring, support to investigative journalism and civil society engagement. It also offers a regional framework for debates, consultations and coalitions among key stakeholders.
SEE Media Observatory particularly addresses the problems with integrity of media and journalism in the region, focusing on harmful patterns of media ownership and media finances.
In 2013 and 2014 the regional observatory concentrates on media integrity in Albania, Bosni and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia.
South East European Media Observatory is envisaged as a long term, continous activity of the network of CSOs South East European Network for Profesionalization of the Media (SEENPM).
Who we are?
The regional partnership includes most relevant and vital national civil society organisations in five countries aspiring for EU membership (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia) and two neighbouring EU member states (Hungary and Slovenia) engaged in efforts for media professionalization and media policy changes in their countries. The partners are: Peace Institute, Ljubljana (project leader), Albanian Media Institute, Tirana, Media Center Sarajevo, Investigative Journalism Center, Zagreb, Center for Independent Journalism, Budapest, Macedonian Institute for Media, Skopje, and Novi Sad School of Journalism.
Project team: (Slovenia) Brankica Petković, Franja Arlič, Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc, Jasna Babič, Aldo Milohnić, Maja Ladič, (Albania) Remzi Lani, Ilda Londo, Rrapo Zguri, Roza Lekloti, (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Ines Bamburać Alibašić, Sanela Hodžić, Aida Kalender, Jasmina Čišija, (Croatia) Saša Leković, Helena Popović, Ivan Dilber, Anita Matić, (Hungary) Ilona Móricz, Sándor Orbán, Borbála Tóth, Ildiko Krajcsovics Pakozdy, (Macedonia) Biljana Petkovska, Vesna Nikodinoska, Snežana Trpevska, Petrit Saracini, Jane Stefanov, Meri Karanfilovska, Marina Zlatevska, (Serbia) Dubravka Valić Nedeljković, Tijana Femić, Jovanka Matić, Marina Grnja, Dragana Radošević, Mirjana Komnenović Inić.
On 1 February 2015, the SEE Media Observatory Phase 2 started with three additional partners joining the regional partnership: Press Council of Kosovo, Montenegro Media Institute and Platform for Independent Journalism P24 from Istanbul, Turkey.
Advisory Board: Aidan White, Dušan Reljić, Sandra B. Hrvatin.
Support to the project: