Vienna, 7 November 2011

The Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), will visit Montenegro from 8 to 10 November 2011.

The purpose of the visit to is to acquire a better understanding of the media situation in the country. During the past years, SEEMO has received complaints regarding political and economic pressure on media outlets.

SEEMO, a leading regional media organisation of editors-in-chief, media owners, media CEOs and prominent journalists in South, East and Central Europe, defends press freedom and promotes quality journalism.

The seven-member delegation will meet Prime Minister Igor Luksic, Deputy Minister of Culture Zeljko Rutovic, Ambassador Leopold Maurer, head of the EU delegation to Montenegro, and Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission Ms. Waldemar Figaj. In addition, the delegation will meet more than 30 media representatives including owners, directors, editors-in chief, journalists, media experts, NGO representatives, and other professionals.

The head of the SEEMO delegation is Oliver Vujovic, SEEMO Secretary General.

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