A grass-roots initiative for media freedom in Europe

20/02/2015 -  Luisa Chiodi

On January 28th, at the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels, OBC hosted a discussion on media freedom in Europe. The welcoming speech of our director, Luisa Chiodi, summarizing the achievements of the project “Safety Net for European Journalists”

Press freedom in Europe after Charlie Hebdo

02/02/2015 - 

On January 28th at the European Parliament, the closing event of 'Safety Net For European Journalists', a European project led by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso on media freedom in Italy, South-East Europe and Turkey

SEEMO Safety Net Manual


The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) published the Manual "Safety Net - Guidelines for Journalists in Extraordinary or Emergency Situations" in the frame of the project 'Safety Net for European Journalists'

Building a Safety Net for European Journalists


This report identifies needs and problems experienced by journalists in 11 South-East European countries, including Italy and Turkey. The analysis focuses on safety issues and impediments, suggesting possible remedial measures. By Eugenia Siapera (Dublin City University)

Vladimir Mitrić, a journalist under police protection

27/01/2015 -  SEEMO

Between journalists and criminals, some state institutions favour the latter. The story of Vladimir Mitrić, journalist in Western Serbia, as told to SEEMO, the South East Europe Media Organization

Predrag Blagojević: journalists under blackmail

28/01/2015 -  SEEMO

Many South East European journalists experience blackmail, threats or even assaults in their everyday work. The case of Predrag Blagojević, editor in chief of Južne vesti in Niš

Veran Matić: fighting impunity

23/01/2015 -  SEEMO

Reacting to threats can make you stronger, and also more efficient. The story of Veran Matić, a journalist under police protection, fighting impunity in Serbia

Željko Ivanović: being a journalist in Montenegro

22/01/2015 -  SEEMO

Journalists in South East Europe have to face assaults and threats for carrying out their professional activity. The story of Željko Ivanović in Podgorica

Safety Net for European Journalists

21/01/2015 dedicated 2014 to press freedom with the project "Safety Net for European Journalists. A video

Drago Hedl: Croatian dangerous journalism

21/01/2015 -  SEEMO

Journalists from South East Europe talk to the media organization SEEMO about the threats and assaults they had to face while carrying out their job. The story of Drago Hedl