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Ukraine: Dialogue instead of Monologue, in cooperation with SEEMO, 29 March 2017, Vienna, Austria – agenda

February 23, 2021 Uncategorized disabled comments

Wednesday, March 29 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Republikanischer Club; Rockhgasse 1, 1010 Wien, Österreich

A solution for the conflict in Ukraine is not to be seen anywhere. While the Trilateral Contact Group is painfully struggling for at least some progress in their negotiations, the humanitarian situation of the people is dramatic – particularly in the areas near to the contact line in Eastern Ukraine. Aides and OSCE observers on the ground are under pressure, as are journalists and artists. The rivalling political narratives present a picture of several monologues competing with each other rather than a sorely needed dialogue about the living and working conditions of the groups mentioned, as well as the ideological differences within Ukrainian society.

The Austrian Platform for Dialogue and Conflict Resolution in Ukraine is an alliance committed to a large number of dialogue supporting initiatives in Ukraine. They are to be implemented in 2017 – the year of the Austrian OSCE presidency – with a view to long-term effects. The panel discussion will give information about the projects envisaged and show existing and future possibilities for dialogue and conflict resolution in Ukraine. The discussion will be held in English

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 7.00 p.m.
Venue Republikanischer Club, Rockhgasse 1, 1010 Vienna

Yevgenia Belorusets:
Artist, author and photographer, Kiev/Kyiv (Belorusets Yevgenia)

Gudrun Gusel:
Manager of Foreign Aid Caritas, Vienna (CaritasVienna)

Roman Koval:
Mediator, director of the Institute for Peace and Common Ground, Kiev/Kyiv (Інститут миру і порозуміння)

Oliver Vujović:
Journalist, general secretary of SEEMO (South East Europe Media Organisation), Vienna (Seemo)

Hannes Swoboda:

MEP ret., president of the International Institute for Peace, Vienna
Please register: Claudia Hofer,

In cooperation with
Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (Friedensburg Schlaining)
Die Grüne Bildungswerkstatt (Grüne Bildungswerkstatt)
Herbert C. Kelman Institute (
Gesellschaft für Eurasische Studien
Karl Renner Institute (Karl-Renner-Institut) (

Conference Public Broadcasting in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with SEEMO, Sarajevo, 13-14 June, 2017, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – agenda

February 23, 2021 Uncategorized disabled comments


Tuesday 13 June 2017


Tuesday 13 June 2017

09:00-09:15 Welcome addresses

Mr Denis Zvizdić, President of Council of Ministers of BiH

Mrs Dejana Radovanović Šarenac, President of BHRT Supervisory Board

Key notes speeches:

Mr Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Ms Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union

09:45-10:00 Coffee

Panel 1:

10:00-11:00 Challenges for public service media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Financial, legal, ethnic, political challenges for PSM in BiH; remit; role for democracy; role for social cohesion; European standards

Chair: Borka Rudić

Panelists: Mr Belmin Karamehmedović, Director General of BHRT, Mr Frane Maroević, Director of OSCE RoFM, Paco Audije, Member of the Broadcasting Expert Group at the European Federation of Journalists, Mr Predrag Kovač, Director of CRA Discussion

Panel 2

11:00-12:30 Urgent help for BHRT

Political will; Financial help; Audience support to BHRT

Chair: Mufid Memija

Panelists: Momčilo Novaković, MP, Sead Kadić, MP, Nikola Lovrinović, MP, Mr Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of Council of Ministers of BiH, Ismir Jusko, Minister of Transport & Communications, Mr Marko Filli, Member of the EBU Executive Board, Oliver Vujović, Secretary General of South East Europe Media Organisation SEEMO


12:30-13:30 Lunch

Panel 3

13:30-14:30 Current political setting for public service media

CoE standards on minorities and their representation in media; experience of constitutional nations and minorities; Swiss model; Spanish model

Chair: Borka Rudić

Panelists: Mr Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the EBU, Dr Juan Barata Mir, international expert on freedom of expression and media regulation, Fellow at the Centre for Internet & Human Rights, Germany


14:30-15:00 Special session with Tanja Fajon, Member of European Parliament

Chair: Boris Bergant

15:00-15:30 Coffee

Panel 4

15:30-17:00 Sustainability of PSM system in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Changes of the system; Legal changes; Croatian channel

Chair: Mr Boris Bergant, EBU

Panelists: Ivan Vukoja, representative of HNS, Mr Belmin Karamehmedović, Director General BHRT, Mr Džemal Šabić, Director General of RTVFBiH, Mr Draško Milinović, Director General of RTRS, Patrick Penninckx, Council of Europe Head of Information Society Department, Dunja Mijatović, Former OSCE Representative of Freedom of the Media


Panel 5

16:30-17:30 Conclusions

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Panel 5

09:00-11:30 Proposals for PSM in BiH

Chair: Mr Boris Bergant, European Broadcasting Union

Panelists: EBU, CoE, EFJ, OSCE, BHRT, SEEMO,


11:30-11:45 Coffee

Panel 6

11:45-12:30 Conclusions


May 1, 2020 Uncategorized disabled comments

Croatian National RTV Broadcaster HRT postponed in January the broadcast of Pavo Marinković’s film “Ministry of Love” due to protests by war veterans and war widowers. Protesters asked HRT to remove the film. They received support from right wing circles. SEEMO talk with Pavo Marinković

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. (Deadline: 31 May 2019) APPLY NOW!

May 31, 2019 Uncategorized disabled comments

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism


Trieste, 3 April 2019

The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) have opened the Call for Applications 2019 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. The Award is meant to honour the work carried out by investigative journalists and their contribution to investigative reporting despite the difficult conditions under which they often have to operate.

The Award is divided into two categories:

  • 2 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS (born on or after 1/1/1989) – 1,000 EUR

This year the Award has a special focus on environmental issues.

Applications will be examined by an international jury composed of distinguished journalists and media experts from the region, which may also include winners of previous editions of the Award. The jury will meet In Trieste in July 2019 while the awarding ceremony will take place during the South East Europe Media Forum (SEEMF) in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4-5 November 2019.


Applications shall be submitted by Friday, 31 May 2019 (23:59 CEST).


The Call is open to nationals of the 17 CEI Member States: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.

Category 1: candidates who have been actively involved in investigative reporting over the last two years and are still active in journalism. Two samples of journalistic work will be relevant for the evaluation from the jury.

Category 2: candidates who have been actively involved in investigative reporting, even in the context of training activities organised by schools/universities/NGOs and, as a result, should have published at least one investigative story meeting all professional standards. One sample of journalistic work will be relevant for the evaluation from the jury.

Print, Radio, TV, news agencies and Internet media are admitted.

Candidates who have been actively engaged in reporting on environmental issues are particularly invited to apply.


Candidates shall fill in the Online Application Form available here:

The following documents in PDF format shall be uploaded:

  • 1. a detailed Curriculum Vitae;
  • 2. a recommendation letter written and signed by trustworthy individuals, journalism and media organisations, media companies, civil society organisations, journalism schools or universities, trade unions or other social organisations from the target countries;
  • 3. up to three samples of journalistic work in a single PDF document (minimum two samples in Category 1, one sample in Category 2). For online work samples, insert hyperlinks in a PDF document, or print out online articles in a PDF file. Hyperlinks need to be accessible at least until 31 July 2019. In case of audio/video material, please upload the files making use of file-sharing services (e.g. WeTransfer or Dropbox) including a script or scenario. Material prepared in local languages should be accompanied by a short summary in English.

Applications that do not include all requested documentation will not be considered.


The jury will take into account the relevance of the matters covered by the reports which should have a focus on the target countries as well as the quality of reporting in terms of documentation, data, writing and production. The personal risks taken while performing the duties as well as the impact on society of the messages conveyed will also be evaluated. Special attention will be given to reports having a focus on environmental issues.

For further information:


Central European Initiative (CEI) –

The Central European Initiative (CEI) is a regional intergovernmental forum committed to supporting European integration and sustainable development through cooperation between and among its Member States and with the European Union, international and regional organisations as well as with other public or private institutions and non-governmental organisations. While acting as a platform for political dialogue, the CEI has developed a strong operational, result-oriented approach to regional cooperation. It combines multilateral diplomacy and fund, programme and project management as both donor and recipient. The CEI, whose Headquarters are located in Trieste, is composed of 17 Member States: 9 EU members (Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia) and 8 non-EU members (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine).

South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) –

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is a regional non-governmental, non-profit network of editors, media executives and leading journalists from newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations, news agencies and news media in South East and Central Europe with more than 2600 individual members. With its committees, the SEEMO aims to create a bridge between international media activities and the media developments in the region. One of SEEMO’s main activities is protecting press freedom by helping journalists and media outlets in South East and Central Europe. Over 60 percent of SEEMO’s press releases and letters of protest to governmental and other officials have had positive results. The SEEMO works in cooperation with the International Institute – International Media Center (II-IMC) and the South East and Central Europe PR Organisation (SECEPRO).

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