Vienna, 26 June 2017 – The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) condemned the calls from several nations and governments to shut down the Al Jazeera network.
By shutting down this media network, Al Jazeera Balkans would also be shut down. This international news chanell is based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, but broadcasts and covers news throughout the Balkans region.
“The idea of shutting down such an important media network is ludicrous. The demand itself shows the detrimental state of human rights and press freedom in some countries” Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General stated.
SEEMO is a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South, East and Central Europe and its press freedom work is supported by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) project, as part of a grant by the European Commission.