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First South East Europe national roundtable discussion on tackling online hate speech

Belgrade - The problem of online hate speech and its impact on freedom of expression were the focus of a roundtable organized by UNESCO,...

South East Europe needs new vision of media, states the SEENPM report on press freedom

Budapest, Tirana – The contemporary picture of media in many Balkan countries – some of them now EU members – is one of a...

SEENPM campaigns for media freedom and pluralism in three European countries

Budapest - Four civil society organization including SEENPM launched a joint campaign for media freedom. The Hungarian initiative is part of the pan-European signature...

Free speech advocates raise concerns about the agreement between the Council of Europe and the Hungarian government

Budapest – The recent agreement between the Council of Europe and the Hungarian government only affects a limited problematic area of the media regulation...

Experts Compare Media Reforms in Ljubljana

Ljubljana - Peace Institute, as a member of the SEENPM, organized a two-day transregional conference "Comparing Media Reforms" in Ljubljana.  The meeting, which was attended by...

Media Fan Flames of Hatred in Balkan Journalism Crisis

By Aidan White More than twenty years after revolutions in the south-eastern fringes of Europe opened up a new era of democratic pluralism with promises of...

Letter from EU to Hungarian PM cannot be Qualified as Private Data Insist Media Freedom Organisations

13 January 2012, Berlin/Budapest/Madrid – Three international media freedom and human rights organisations today call on the Hungarian Minister of Interior Sándor Pintér to...

Hungarian Media Law: International Mission Condemns Chilling Effect and Calls for Change

16 November 2011, Budapest - Hungary’s new model of media regulation is creating a chilling effect and undermining freedom of expression said an international...

IPI Conducts Six-Month Follow-up Press Freedom Visit to Hungary

Vienna, 8 July 2011 - The International Press Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), today visited Hungary...

Hungary: New constitution is serious threat to right to information

Budapest/Berlin/Madrid, 25 April 2011 – Hungary’s president Pál Schmitt signed the new Hungarian constitution which abolishes independent oversight of the public’s right to know. Human...

SEENPM Issues a Report on the Hungarian Media Law Curtailing Press Freedom

However, the long-awaited media reform bill was submitted without any substantial consultations or discussions, seemingly by two MPs (rather than the government itself), which...

SEENPM Provides e-directory on Kosovo to Correspondents

20 December 2009, Pristina – SEENPM published and widely distributed an e-directory of useful contacts in Kosovo to news outlets in and beyond South...
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Save the date: European Anti-SLAPP Conference 2022

On 20 October 2022, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) and the Coalition Against SLAPPs in Europe (CASE) will host the European Anti-SLAPP Conference in...

Report: Defending Press Freedom in Times of Tension and Conflict

The Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists of the Council of Europe launched its 2022 report “Defending...

Regional conference “Solutions and Innovations in Media”

Mediacentar Sarajevo and the Association of Citizens Zašto ne, supported by Embassy of the Netherlands in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are pleased to...

Tipping Point: Democratic Erosion and the Assault on Press Freedom

Report by CIMA - Center for International Media Assistance By Kate Musgrave October 27, 2021