“There is no journalism without journalists”, said Ioana Avadani, Executive Director of The Center for Independent Journalism (Romania) and project coordinator of the SEE Partnership for Media Development.
A crowded and rather poor media market, unable to secure the sustainability of media operations, a high level of job insecurity making the journalists vulnerable to political and economic pressures and – more often than not – leading to self-censorship – are some of the conclusions of the Regional report on the Employment Conditions of Journalists in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia launched by the Center for Independent Journalism in Bucharest, Media Development Center Sofia and other professional organisations in the region, to mark May 3 – World Press Freedom Day.
South East European Media Partnership program continued with a steering committee meeting, held in Belgrade on 19 February. Representatives of the partners in the project gathered to analyze the achievements so far as well as the next activities scheduled in the region. The meeting was organized with the kind support of the Serbian partners: Media Center Belgrade and Media Reform Center Nis.
SEENPM, the Central and South Eastern Europe network of media centres and institutes, is looking to appoint a new Executive Director.
Reporting to SEENPM’s Board, the Executive Director provides strategic vision, high-level institutional representation and leadership, and management of the network’s secretariat.