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31 MAY 2012

First academy on media law in South East Europe to kick off in Zagreb

The first Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, was  held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-8 June 2012. (Photo: Courtesy of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe)

The first Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, was held in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-8 June 2012. (Photo: Courtesy of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe)

ZAGREB – The first academy on media law in South East Europe will open in Zagreb, Croatia, on Monday, 4 June, under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The academy will focus on a variety of challenges important for media in the region, such as public service media remit, media pluralism in the digital era and media responsibility.

The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

The event will be opened by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council; Josip Popovac, President of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe/Director General of the Croatian Radio-Television; and Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The week-long academy will seek to enhance cooperation in the development and the implementation of progressive media legislation in South East Europe in line with international and European media standards. It aims at safeguarding media freedoms and the right to freedom of expression by sharing and learning from the best legal national frameworks and practices in the enforcement of media standards in the region.

The participants are media professionals from the region – practicing media lawyers, legislators, media representatives, members of media regulators and self-regulatory bodies, and academics from across South East Europe, as well as international experts.

Here is he programme of the first academy on media law in South East Europe.

Journalists are invited to the opening of the academy on Monday, 4 June 2012, at 10 a.m., at the premises of the Croatian Radio-Television (European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe), Prisavlje 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.

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Opening addresses:

  • Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General
  • Josip Popovac, President of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe/ Director General of the Croatian Radio-Television
  • Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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