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Alleged political pressure at Albanian public broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar - RTSH 
Vienna, 28 April 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), is alarmed by the sudden dismissal of Diana Kalaja, deputy director-general of the public broadcaster Radio Televizioni Shqiptar - RTSH (Albanian Radio and Television)... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Disbelief in Serbia over Court Decision to Dismiss Charges against Six People who allegedly Threatened to Murder TV Journalist
Vienna, 23 April 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), condemns a court decision to reject charges against six people who allegedly threatened to murder Serbian journalist Brankica Stankovic - a reporter for B92 TV programme "Insajder"("Insider")... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Romanian Prime Minister Boycotts Media, as Bulgarian Journalist Sues Bulgarian Council of Ministers
Vienna, 20 April 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), is alarmed at the political pressure being exercised on media in both Romania and Bulgaria... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Journalist Arrested, Charged with Treachery in Moldova
Vienna, 15 April 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the arrest of Ernest Vardanian, an independent and well-known journalist in Moldova... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Turkey Sentences Former Editor of Kurdish Newspaper to Three Years in Prison
Vienna, 7 April 2010
 
Vedat Kursun, former editor of the Kurdish daily, Azadiya Welat was on Wednesday sentenced by a Turkish court to three years in prison in connection with two articles deemed to have spread propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK - which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the European Union, the United States and many other countries... read more
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Romanian Member of European Parliament (MEP) Becali Uses Obscene Language towards Journalist
Vienna, 30 March 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) strongly condemns the discourteous language used by Romanian Member of the European Parliament (MEP) George Becali towards Cornelia Popescu, a journalist for the online newspaper ZIUA Veche in Romania... read more
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SEEMO PRESS RELEASE: Car of EuroBlic/Blic Journalist Set on Fire in Doboj, Bosnia Herzegovina
Vienna, 15 March 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) strongly condemns the attack on journalist Rade Tesic from Euroblic, the Bosnian - Herzegovinian edition of the Blic daily in Belgrade, Serbia... read more
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In Serbia, Hungarian daily Magyar Szo Faces Editorial Policy Censorship
Vienna, 11 March 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is concerned about political pressure on editors and journalists of Magyar Szo, the only daily in Hungarian language in Vojvodina, Serbia... read more
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French Foreign Minister Kouchner Refers to Voice of America Reporter in Kosovo as 'Sick' and 'Insane'
Vienna, 10 March 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the manner in which French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner behaved towards Budimir Nicic, a Voice of America reporter, in the Kosovo town of Gracanica... read more
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SEEMO press release: In ‘Warning’, Turkish Prime Minister Says Critical Columnists to Blame for Falling Stock Market – supported by the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO)
Vienna, 4 March 2010
 
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blamed critical columnists for driving down Turkey’s stock exchange and has suggested that “those who are giving the pencils to them should say: ‘Sorry, there is no place in our shop’,” according to a column in the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News by IPI Board Member and Hurriyet columnist Ferai Tınc. The original Hurriyet column was translated into English by Hurriyet Daily News staff... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Koha Ditore Journalist Allegedly Threatened over Critical Reporting
Vienna, 25 February 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) strongly condemns threats against Vehbi Kajtazi, a journalist for the daily newspaper Koha Ditore, in Pristina, by a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) - Ushtria Clirimtare e Kosoves, or UCK... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Turkish prosecutors request 525 year sentence for Kurdish editor
Vienna, 23 February 2010
 
Vedat Kursun, former editor of Kurdish daily, Azadiya Welat, has been charged with 105 counts of "helping and abetting the PKK organization by spreading propaganda" and "glorifying crimes and criminals in articles published in numerous issues of the newspaper. On 12 February 2010, his successor as editor, Ozan Kilinc, was convicted and sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for similar charges... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Bulgarian BGNES News Agency Journalist Allegedly Threatened while Reporting on Case
Vienna, 18 February 2010
 
The South East European Media Organisation (SEEMO) strongly condemns the alleged threat made by a police spokesman against Bulgarian BGNES news agency journalist Ivan Yanev.

On 8 February 2010 Yanev was investigating the murder of a policeman in the village of Enina in Bulgaria when he was threatened by a police spokesman from the nearby city of Stara Zagora who stated that Yanev was a "dead man." ... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: City of Pirot Withdraws Financial Support for Serbian Weekly Pirotske Novine, after Critical Reporting
Vienna, 15 February 2010
 
The Serbian town of Pirot has withdrawn already-agreed financial support for Serbian weekly Pirotske Novine, after the paper published a critical article on 12 February 2010 asking why the mayor of Pirot had bought a 60,000 Euro car in the midst of the economic crisis... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Turkey Sentences Kurdish Newspaper Editor to 21 Years in Prison
Vienna, 15 February 2010
 
A Turkish court on 10 December sentenced the editor of a Kurdish newspaper to 21 years in prison for publishing what the court called Kurdish propaganda, only two weeks after the European Court of Human Rights ordered Turkey to pay over 40,000 Euros to 20 Turkish journalists as compensation for having violated their rights... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Bulgarian journalist hit with hammer against head
Vienna, 11 February 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns the recent physical attack on 23-year-old journalist Dimitar Varbanov, from bTV program Master of Broadcastingin Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Police Assault Journalist in Bosnia Herzegovina
Vienna, 10 February 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns recent police pressure on Nezavisna Televizija IC (Independent Television IC) journalist Osman Drina in Zenica, Bosnia Herzegovina... read more
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SEEMO Condemn Molotov Cocktail Attack on TV SKAT in Bulgaria
Vienna, 5 February 2010
 

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) strongly condemns the attack on TV SKAT in Bulgaria. 

On 3 February 2010, the premises of the Varna office of Bulgarian TV SKAT were attacked with a Molotov cocktail, following a similar attack on the head office of TV SKAT in Burgas just one day previously, on 2 February 2010. The perpetrators remain unknown so far... read more

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SEEMO: Serbian Minister for Infrastructure Assaults Kurir journalist
Vienna, 3 February 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns the pressure applied to Kurirjournalist Milan Ladjevic by Serbian Minister for Infrastructure Milutin Mrkonjic. 

On 2 February 2010, in the hall of the Serbian Parliament, Minister Mrkonjic, according to several sources, assaulted Kurir journalist Ladjevic. Serbian media reported that the Minister slapped the journalist's face as he talked to fellow journalists... read more
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SEEMO: Almost Four Decades On, IPI Calls for Justice for Slain Turkish Editor Abdi Ipekci
Vienna, 2 February 2010
 
Almost four decades after Abdi Ipekci, editor-in-chief of the Turkish daily Milliyet, was shot dead in his car on 1 February 1971 by Mehmet Ali Agca, a right-wing militant who later escaped from jail and attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in May 1981, IPI is still calling for justice... read more
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SEEMO Press Release: Serbian Orthodox Priest Threatens Journalist
Vienna, 2 February 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) strongly condemns the threat made by the Serbian Orthodox priest Bogdan Simanic against the Serbian journalist Aleksandra Delic, a correspondent for the Serbian newspaper Vecernje Novosti... read more
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SEEMO European Court of Human Rights Orders Turkey to Pay Compensation to Journalists
Vienna, 29 January 2010
 
The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Turkey to pay a total of over 40,000 Euros to 20 Turkish journalists as compensation for having violated their rights. 

In two separate cases, the Court ruled on 26 January that Turkey had violated freedom of speech laws when it suspended five newspapers and sentenced a magazine editor to prison over an article criticizing prison brutality... read more 
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SEEMO concerned about the safety of the Bulgarian journalist Lidia Pavlova
Vienna, 29 January 2010
 
To:  

Boyko Borissov
Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

Tsvetan Tsvetanov
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

     

Your Excellencies,


The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), is very concerned about the safety of the Bulgarian journalist Lidia Pavlova. We would herewith like to call your attention to this case... read more

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SEEMO Strongly Condemns Police Raid on Premises of BN Television in Bijeljina, Bosnia - Herzegovina
Vienna, 23 January 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the police raid on BN Television in Bijeljina, Bosnia - Herzegovina. The Bosnia-Herzegovina journalists association, BH Novinari, and the Sarajevo-based Linija za pomoc novinara (Free Media Help Line) have also expressed concern about the matter... read more
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SEEMO: Political Pressure on Serbian Weekly Vranjske
Vienna, 22 January 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute, is alarmed at the strong political pressure being exercised on the Serbian weekly Vranjske... read more
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SEEMO Condemns Series of Attacks against Journalists in Greece
Vienna, 21 January 2010
 
The South-East European Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemns a wave of violent attacks against journalists in Greece. The attacks were reported to the SEEMO office.

Attacks on sports reporters have been common in recent years. In the most recent incident, sports reporters covering the AEK-Olympiakos Championship football match in Athens, on 6 January 2010, were violently beaten... read more
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SEEMO: Cyprus Media Figure Shot Dead
Vienna, 14 January 2010
 
The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a regional organisation of editors, media executives, owners of media and leading journalists from South East and Central Europe, and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), strongly condemns the murder of Andis Hadjicostis, CEO of the family-controlled Dias media group and Sigma TV in Nicosia, Cyprus... read more 
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SEEMO: Political pressure on 'Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine' (BHRT)
Vienna, 14 January 2010
 
The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is worried by political interference at "Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine (BHRT) - Javni radio - televizijski servis Bosne i Hercegovine, the national public broadcaster in Bosnia - Herzegovina. It is cause for alarm that political and financial pressure is being applied to public service journalists, editors and managers. These pressures are preventing journalists and media executives from carrying out their work professional and independently... read more
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The South East Europe Media Organisation * Südosteuropäische Medienorganisation * Медијска организација Југоисточне Европе * Medijska organizacija Jugoistočne Europe
Medijska organizacija Jugoistočne Evrope * Organizata mediale e Evropës Juglindore * Medijska organizacija za Jugovzhodno Evropo
Медиумската организација на југоисточна Европа * Organizzazione dei Media del Sud-Est Europa *
l’Organisation des médias du Sud Est de l’Europe
Délkelet-európai Médiaszervezet * Organizácia médií juhovýchodnej Európy * Organizace medií jihovýchodní Evropy * Kaakkois-Euroopan maiden mediajarjesto
Медийна организация за югоизточна Европа * Media Organisatie voor Zuid Oost Europa * Organización de Medios de Comunicación del Sureste Europeo
Dimosiografikos Organismos Notioanatolikis Evropis (Δημοσιογραφικός Οργανισμός Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης) * Медиа Организация Юго-Восточной Европы
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