New commission: more neighbourhood, less enlargement?

03/10/2014 -  Luisa Chiodi

The European Parliament is running the hearings of the members of the new Juncker Commission. Johannes Hahn will be responsible for enlargement and neighbourhood policies. An analysis

Italian, Balkan journalists on RWB list of "100 Information Heroes"


Two Italian and two Turkish journalists, plus one of each Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia have been named as "information heroes," along with 91 other media professionals and activists from across the globe

Europe: freedom of the press at stake

02/05/2014 -  Daniela Mogavero

Tomorrow is the World Press Freedom Day. According to Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, worrying patterns are eroding press freedom also in Europe

Groups celebrate European support on World Press Freedom Day


European Commission grant recipients announce preliminary findings in projects intended to address threats, provide aid to journalists

CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism


The Central European Initiative (CEI) and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened the Call for Applications 2014 of the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism

EU should develop a media broadcasting strategy, MEPs say


The EU should devise a robust media broadcasting strategy aimed at promoting freedom of expression, media pluralism and strengthening democracy and human rights within its foreign policy, says Parliament in a recommendation adopted last Wednesday

SEEMO announces "Safety Net for European Journalists" involvement


The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), last Friday announced its participation in the “Safety Net for European Journalists”, a project creating “A Transnational Support Network for Media Freedom in Italy and Southeast Europe” together with the Rovereto, Italy-based Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC), part of the Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti; the Rome-based Ossigeno per L’Informazione; and Dr. Eugenia Siapera of Dublin City University

Scrutinizing Euroscepticism

04/04/2014 -  Nicola Pedrazzi

Is the EU democratic? The historical trends of voter turnout at European elections is a way of understanding their significance

UN report highlights downsides of technological progress on freedom of expression


While technological progress and innovative business models have expanded opportunities for freedom of expression, they have also allowed for new threats to emerge in the form of Internet censorship, filtering, blocking, and surveillance, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned on March 25th

The 2014 European elections: a handbook

31/03/2014 -  Nicola Pedrazzi

In May 2014, 507 million Europeans will be called to the polls. Yet, understanding the role and mechanisms of the European institutions is hardly easy: a handbook